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Doctor insights on: My 8 Year Old Daughter Still Wants To Be Breastfeeding

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One year old daughter crying for breast feed in night. Eats mild solids well. Not drinking bottle milk . Expects me always around her, else she cries?

One year old daughter crying for breast feed in night. Eats mild solids well. Not drinking bottle milk . Expects me always around her, else she cries?

Possible teething: She may be crying at night for another reason. At a year of age she is conceivably teething thereby giving her pain. Try giving her Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) at bedtime and see if that soothes her.If you want to stop the night time feeds another thing you can try, is to let her cry it out. Go to her when wakes up, sooth her but don't pick her up. After 3-4 nights and youll get your rest. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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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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 dont 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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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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I want to take Spironolactone for my hormonal acne, but am still breastfeeding (comfort nursing) my 10 month old daughter. Safe to take the Spiro?

I want to take Spironolactone for my hormonal acne, but am still breastfeeding (comfort nursing) my 10 month old daughter. Safe to take the Spiro?

Caution advised: Although no documented risk in humans, but metabolite of the drug is excreted in breast milk, and it is rather contraindicated during pregnancy, better wait till you fully wean your baby ...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?

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 dont 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?

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 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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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