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After starting formula milk my daughter starts loose motion dark bluish in colour and order is fouling. Unable to Breast feed coz of her mother health?

After starting formula milk my daughter starts loose motion dark bluish in colour and order is fouling. Unable to Breast feed coz of her mother health?

Type of formula: Formulas have different bases - cows milk, soybean, and basic amino acids. Some infants can react to the protein in formula. Foul smell and dark stool are worrisome for a reaction that should be seen tomorrow by your MD to make sure the formula your child is on is causing intestinal irritation. If your child is in distress, fever, constant crying seek emergency care. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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I'm breastfeeding my daughter is it okay to take papaya enzyme for divestive?

I'm breastfeeding my daughter is it okay to take papaya enzyme for divestive?

Breast feeding: With breast feeding you should avoid anything that can harm your baby particularly if you don't know the exact active & inactive ingredient in the preparation. It is best if you show it to your pediatrician to find out for you if it will appear in your breast milk & if it is safe or not. Good luck. ...Read more

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My daughter 3 days did not want to breast-feed, what to do with breasts because I feel pain? Help

My daughter 3 days did not want to breast-feed, what to do with breasts because I feel pain? Help

Lactation Specialist: You may want to see a lactation specialist from your birth hospital to help assist with breastfeeding. Many questions here? Is the baby stooling frequently? Is your milk in? Are your breasts engorged? Is milk flowing once baby latches on? Be sure to get comfortable first, wait till the baby's mouth is wide and bring him straight onto the breast, with the tip of the nipple in the back of his mouth ...Read more

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My daughter one month old haven't passed stool four days ago till now, she was passing with each breastfeeding. Is it ok & what should I do.

My daughter one month old haven't passed stool four days ago till now, she was passing with each breastfeeding. Is it ok & what should I do.

Breast feeding: A breast fed baby may have a stool with each feeding, once a day or can go as long as a week without having one. All very normal as your baby is acting. He may also fo a lot of gruting when passing stool. Again, all normal. ...Read more

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Hi I have a daughter my daughter sweats when breastfeeding or sleeping too the main area that has a lot of sweat is behind the head of my daughter?

Hi I have a daughter my daughter sweats when breastfeeding or sleeping too the main area that has a lot of sweat is behind the head of my daughter?

Likely abnormal: Please discuss with her pediatrician. It is likely abnormal finding. But never get worried from an internet answer before discussing specifics with a doctor. ...Read more

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I'm breastfeeding and my daughter is allergic to seafood. Is it ok for me to eat seafood?

I'm breastfeeding and my daughter is allergic to seafood. Is it ok for me to eat seafood?

Breast milk &allergy: If the baby is definitely allergic to the seafood you wish to eat (meaning positive skin test and challenge, or recurrent reactions), I would advise that you not eat it. Allergens can be transmitted in milk. If the baby is allergic to shrimp (example), but not to other shellfish or fish, not all fish need to be avoided by mom, only the ones baby clearly has a clinical reaction to. ...Read more

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Can I get B12 or other weight lose shots while breastfeeding? I am still 50 pounds over weight and my daughter is 5 months old

Can I get B12 or other weight lose shots while breastfeeding? I am still 50 pounds over weight and my daughter is 5 months old

B12 for deficiency..: It is not a weight loss product. Don't need it as a shot unless there is a specific need, i.e. A specific kind of anemia caused by poor absorption. Of the vitamin. Other injections for "weight loss" might get into breast milk, would avoid (unless you are talking about Insulin to treat diabetes). ...Read more

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Why is it that every time I start breastfeeding my daughter I suddenly start falling asleep yet when I'm not breastfeeding I'm wide awake?

Why is it that every time I start breastfeeding my daughter I suddenly start falling asleep yet when I'm not breastfeeding I'm wide awake?

Love hormone: Breastfeeding occurs with the help of a symphony of hormones working together. The two main breastfeeding hormones are oxytocin, the "love hormone" and prolactin, the "mothering hormone". The release of these hormones from the brain can cause sleepiness, relaxation and a feeling of contentment.

Also ensure you rest during the day while baby is asleep, eat small, frequent meals and stay hydrated. ...Read more

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My daughter is 4mnth 26dys I want to give her solid food cos I feel she is still hungry after breastfeeding. Give me please a list of allowed food?

My daughter is 4mnth 26dys I want to give her solid food cos I feel she is still hungry after breastfeeding. Give me please a list of allowed food?

Solids for 4 months: Usually start off with rice cereals as it is easily digested. You can also feed her first stage baby foods. Introduce one new food every 7 days to make sure she is not allergic to it. Then you can offer 2 - 4 jars thereafter depending on her needs. ...Read more

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My 2 month old daughter is drinking 1 oz at a time ever 2 hours and no breastfeeding. She tickle cough 5-6 times a day. Is it normal or need to worry?

My 2 month old daughter is drinking 1 oz at a time ever 2 hours and no breastfeeding. She tickle cough 5-6 times a day. Is it normal or need to worry?

Calories taken in: Are ounces of formula times 20 calories per ounce so she is taking 12 ounces which represents 240 calories. Assuming she weighs about 3 kg her caloric intake is about 80 calories per kg per day which is ok. A tickle type cough is nothing to be worried about. Better still is to see how many wet diapers she has in a day. If at least five then she is getting adequate fluids. ...Read more

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My daughter is 4 months old. She's on breastfeeding and formula feed. Should I start nestum rice or crelac now. When should I start solid or semisolids?

My daughter is 4 months old. She's on breastfeeding and formula feed. Should I start nestum rice or crelac now. When should I start solid or semisolids?

Solids: Cereal, either rice or barley is started around 4 months if she is ready. She should be able to propel the food from the front to back of her throat and swallow. If she pushes it out, she is not quite ready. Vegetables at 5 months; meats at 6 months and followed by fruit. Check out healthykids. Com All the best. ...Read more

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Any relief for my daughter's postpartum puppp symptoms? She is miserable ans breastfeeding.

Any relief for my daughter's postpartum puppp symptoms? She is miserable ans breastfeeding.

PUPPP: The main treatments for this condition are skin moisturizers or lubricants, steroid creams twice a day and antihistamines. The good news is that it only occurs with the first pregnancy and likely represents an allergic reaction to the stretch marks. It usually clears several weeks after delivery. Since your daughter is breast feeding, please have her discuss options with the gynecologist or nurse. Congratulations on your grandchild. Good luck with your daughters recovery. My daughter delivered a healthy baby boy two weeks ago in irvine. You certainly have a beautiful city. ...Read more

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I'm a breastfeeding mum and I've been spotting now for 2 weeks, I'm really worried. No full period just light spotting. My daughter is 4?

I'm a breastfeeding mum and I've been spotting now for 2 weeks, I'm really worried. No full period just light spotting. My daughter is 4?

Light is ok: Light spotting is considered a normal occurrence, however, if it becomes heavy or prolonged, uou should check it out with your OB to makes sure you do not have dysfunctional bleeding ...Read more

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My daughter is 2 and yes I am still breastfeeding is it ok for me to take garcinia cambogia if she only feeds during the night to go to sleep?

My daughter is 2 and yes I am still breastfeeding is it ok for me to take garcinia cambogia if she only feeds during the night to go to sleep?

Protracted breast-: Feeding is ok, but nursing her to sleep & co-sleeping reinforce her night-waking & ⬆her risk for cavities. If you're ready for her to develop self-calming skills for sleep, brush her teeth after reading, soothing & nursing at a consistent bedtime & put her to bed in her own room, drowsy, but awake. The aap's healthy child app or on aap. Org has suggestions for graded extinction of night-crying. ...Read more

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Will following a ketogenic diet while breastfeeding adversely affect my 8 month old daughter? She is a good eater and eats a variety of solids.

Will following a ketogenic diet while breastfeeding adversely affect my 8 month old daughter? She is a good eater and eats a variety of solids.

Constant ketosis: In light of the fact that your infant "is a good eater and eats a variety of solids", breast feeding her while on the ketogenic diet probably will not harm the baby. However, it may have detrimental effects on your health and energy levels. Our body needs carbs to perform normal day functions. Importance of a well balanced diet cannot be overemphasized. ...Read more

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A beauty supplement has L-gluthatione and L-ornithine in its ingredients. I am breastfeeding my 1year old daughter. Can I consume the supplement?

A beauty supplement has L-gluthatione and L-ornithine in its ingredients. I am breastfeeding my 1year old daughter. Can I consume the supplement?

Yes: These simple dietary supplements will not harm baby. They will circulate in your system and benefit you if you need them, but the breast will sort out the nutrients needed for breast milk and this will have little if any effect. ...Read more

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Hello. Is it okay to take bromelain while breastfeeding? My daughter is 15 months old and breastfeeds before and after sleep. I don't produce much mil

Bromelain: Bromelain is an enzyme found in pineapple juice and pineapple stem. Not enough is known about use during breastfeeding. Best to stay on the safe side and not use while breastfeeding. ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding my daughter for 2years. I am a very petite person. Is it safe for me to take Enervon Multivitamins and Propan with Iron? Does any o

I am breastfeeding my daughter for 2years. I am a very petite person. Is it safe for me to take Enervon Multivitamins and Propan with Iron? Does any o

Do not take Propan: Multivitamins are safe, but Propan is not. It is a brand of Phenylpropanolamine, "associated with an increased risk of hemorrhagic stroke (bleeding into the brain or into tissue surrounding the brain) in women. Men may also be at risk. Although the risk of hemorrhagic stroke is low, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends that consumers not use any products"
containing it. ...Read more

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My daughter is 9months and she weight 7kg is she in normal weight and she take bebelac 2 she isn't breastfeeding?

My daughter is 9months and she weight 7kg is she in normal weight and she take bebelac 2 she isn't breastfeeding?

WEIGHT GAIN...: Her weight is little below average (about 20th percentile). Birth weight doubles at 4 months, triples at 1 year. At the age of one, 10 kg is standard weight for a full term baby. Give her more solid food with proteins. Breakfast cereal, lunch and dinner- jar/pureed food on moderation, formula 4-5 times daily. Her pediatrician should have shown you what percentile she is for her height and weight. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use Neo Penotran ovul while breastfeeding? My daughter is only 3 weeks old.

Is it safe to use Neo Penotran ovul while breastfeeding? My daughter is only 3 weeks old.

Metroniadizole: Is secreted in breast milk and cause nausea, seizures and possible liver problem in the baby. And should not be used while breast feeding even though safe in later pregnancy ...Read more

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Should I avoid breastfeeding in front of my 6 yr old daughter? How should I explain breastfeeding to her?

Should I avoid breastfeeding in front of my 6 yr old daughter? How should I explain breastfeeding to her?

No, no, no!: No, absolutely not. You should not avoid breastfeeding in front of anyone, especially your daughter. You explain to her that the reason women have breasts is to feed their babies when they are born. Your daughter will have a positive role model and learn at an early age the purpose of her body. ...Read more

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My 3 month daughter poos after taking formula not after breastfeeding. This happened only for past 2 days why? Is nan pro better or dexolac premium?

My 3 month daughter poos after taking formula not after breastfeeding. This happened only for past 2 days why? Is nan pro better or dexolac premium?

Cause/effect?: May be not related. Most babies have loose stools on breast milk and stool consistency (more solid) and smell may change with certain formulas. Breast milk is always better for your baby but if you need or choose to use a formula and the baby looks happy and is healthy, you may do so. Most regular formulas nowadays are very similar. ...Read more

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Hi. I am 32 years old and breastfeeding my 4 month old daughter. My question is, it is safe to take collagen during breastfeeding? Would this suppleme

Hi. I am 32 years old and breastfeeding my 4 month old daughter. My question is, it is safe to take collagen during breastfeeding? Would this suppleme

Open to discussion: Collagen is a source of protein and theoretically it should cause no problem. However, we don't know what long term effect it might have on the infant. I would discuss the problem with your ob. ...Read more

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I hv a daughter of 9 months I breast feed her for 7 months now im dieting n exercising but my weight is not loosing wat to fo I want to loose weight?

I hv a daughter of 9 months I breast feed her for 7 months now im dieting n exercising but my weight is not loosing wat to fo I want to loose weight?

Slow weight loss: Of 1/2 to 1 pound a week is healthiest and requires that you cut back 250 to 500 calories a day from your baseline intake when your weight was stable. Be sure to get enough rest and to take in adequate fluids. Limit simple sugars like juice and pop and processed grains like white bread, white rice and pasta. Be patient. It will happen. ...Read more

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My 10 1/2 month old daughter is sick. She has a mild temp of 38.1, has clear runny mucus coming out of nose frequently, is sleep, breastfeeding normal?

My 10 1/2 month old daughter is sick. She has a mild temp of 38.1, has clear runny mucus coming out of nose frequently, is sleep, breastfeeding normal?

Mild infection: Your baby may be having mild viral infection causing low grade fever and having clear running mucus. As the baby is feeding and sleeping well, there is nothing to worry. Hope the viral infection will go away soon. ...Read more

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My daughter had a baby 3 days ago, & is breastfeeding. She's in agony when she tries to wee. She had a bad birth with many stitches and muscle came o?

My daughter had a baby 3 days ago, & is breastfeeding. She's in agony when she tries to wee. She had a bad birth with many stitches and muscle came o?

Birth: If your daughter is still in the hospital, she should be examined. If not in the, hospital she should be seen asap by her obstetrician. ...Read more

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I have a daughter of ten months and till this day im still breastfeeding but lately my breasthurt. Especially my left side is that normal?

No: Breast pain after nursing for several months without pain is not normal. It may be from a plugged milk duct which can be treated with heat and gentle massage. It also could be caused by mastitis (infection of the breast) or a yeast infection. If heat and massage don't help, you should be seen by your doctor. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding my daughter who is 10m old. When can I expect my pwriods again? Does this mean that my health is poor?

Bf and menses: Many women do not get their period when they breastfeed. This is normal and has nothing to do with your overall health. You can get pregnant though, so if you do not wish to conceive again, use a reliable birth control method since you don't exactly know when you are ovulating and are fertile. ...Read more

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I ate jackfruit and baked seeds, I am breastfeeding and my daughter vomitted a lot right now. She is 11 months old. Thanks?

Jackfruit: Your daughter may be reacting to the seeds that you have eaten. In general, they are not recommended to be eaten ...Read more

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I am taking amoxicillin & breastfeeding, is it possible for my daughter to get a yeast infection from the amoxicillin?

I am taking amoxicillin & breastfeeding, is it possible for my daughter to get a yeast infection from the amoxicillin?

Probably not: Your daughter will only get a fraction of the antibiotic while breasfeeding and should not get a yeast infectiojn from it. You may though. Have some probiotics and yoghurt while on the antibiotic. ...Read more

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My 4mnth old daughter sleeps at night 7hrs straight. Should I wake her up to breast-feed? When can I start solid food?

My 4mnth old daughter sleeps at night 7hrs straight. Should I wake her up to breast-feed? When can I start solid food?

No: She will wake you when she needs to eat. Never wake a sleeping healthy baby at night to eat. You can start solid foods at any time now. My personal preference is to start slowly with cereals, fruits or veggies, introducing each new food for three days to test it out for possible reactions. ...Read more

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I had my daughter 12 months ago and still haven't had a period I don't breast-feed and im not using and protection is there something wrong?

I had my daughter 12 months ago and still haven't had a period I don't breast-feed and im not using and protection is there something wrong?

Amenorrhea: If sexually active check a pregnancy test. You might have some issues causing you to not resume your periods. Its probably time to see n Ob/GYN for the blood work to exclude these issues. ...Read more