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Are there benefits for mother breastfeeding adopted child? My husband and i are wanting to adopt an infant, and i was told by a lactation consultant that i could begin re-lactating by a series of steps needing to take place before hand. I know the benef

Are there benefits for mother breastfeeding adopted child? My husband and i are wanting to adopt an infant, and i was told by a lactation consultant that i could begin re-lactating by a series of steps needing to take place before hand. 

I know the benef

Bonding, : I've assisted adoptive mom lactate; all felt it enhanced bonding. Adoptive moms who lactate don't usually have an adequate breast milk supply and will need to supplement with formula, which can be given via a supplemental nutrition device taped to mom's nipple, so baby receives breast milk and formula simultaneously. May reduce breast cancer, in post partum-wgt loss, shrink uterus. Congrats! ...Read more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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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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Is el marino blanc safe for breastfeeding mothers?

Is el marino blanc safe for breastfeeding mothers?

No: Collagen supplements have not been tested for safety when ingested by breastfeeding mothers. It is better to avoid these until you are no longer breastfeeding or until safety data can be well established. ...Read more

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Does a mothers blood sugar affect a baby through breastfeeding?

Does a mothers blood sugar affect a baby through breastfeeding?

Probably not: Are you wondering whether it would be a problem for a diabetic mother to breastfeed? The breastmilk may have elements from the blood serum but it is secreted in the milk ducts and not directly produced from blood serum. So I don't think mother's blood sugar will affect baby through breastfeeding ...Read more

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What statistics indicate that mothers should favor breastfeeding over using infant formula?

What statistics indicate that mothers should favor breastfeeding over using infant formula?

Too many to list: the benefits to both mom and baby are too numerous to list in less than 400 characters. Check out this link for more info: https://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/breastfeeding/conditioninfo/Pages/benefits.aspx ...Read more

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Iwas wondering in breastfeeding mothers what's more effective fluids or food?? and does eating more will produce more milk!! and do u hav to eat more ?

Iwas wondering in breastfeeding mothers what's more effective fluids or food?? and does eating more will produce more milk!! and do u hav to eat more ?

Fluids and diet: Effective for doing what? If you're question is how do you produce more milk, you need to drink lots of fluid. But good milk comes from eating a well balanced diet. So you need to do both eat and get plenty of fluids ...Read more

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Is dandelion root safe for breastfeeding mothers?

Yes: Often promoted by lactation consultants to promote breast milk supply. ...Read more

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Is there any chemicals breastfeeding mothers should avoid when choosing skin care products?

Is there any chemicals breastfeeding mothers should avoid when choosing skin care products?

YES, many...: Unfortunately there is absolutely no regulation of what companies can put into skin care products, and the chemicals in those products are absorbed into our bloodstreams and can wind up in breast milk. The list of common toxins is too numerous to list here so i advise you go to http://www.Ewg.Org/skindeep/ , a fantastic resource for checking on the safety & toxicity of virtually all skin products. ...Read more

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Are sunblocks such as califonia baby suitable for 10months old infants? Can breastfeeding mothers use them as well?

Yes: Generally, sunblocks are safe for babies greater than 6 mos. Recommend using an all organic or mineral base sunblock with primarily physical barriers such as zinc and titanium dioxide as the active ingredients. You can also keep your baby covered with spf protected clothing and hats. Always remember to not expose your baby to direct sunlight and keep in the shade. ...Read more

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Iwas wondering in breastfeeding mothers what's more effective fluids or food?? and does eating more will produce more milk!!

Iwas wondering in breastfeeding mothers what's more effective fluids or food?? and does eating more will produce more milk!!

Fluids: To breast feed you need a healthy diet, and you should drink at least a quart of some fluid (it probably does not matter what king of fluid) daily.. It will help your milk production ...Read more