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Dr. Steven Griggs
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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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How often should you breast feed your newborn baby?

How often should you breast feed your newborn baby?

On demand: It is advisable to feed your baby on demand, on his or her schedule. Consider breast milk may be digested in an hour to two hours as opposed to formula that can take 3 to 4 hours to become digested. That is why breast fed infants feed very frequently and it is not unusual for them to feed 10 t0 12 times in 24 hours. Newborns may loose a little bit of weight the first week and then start gaining. ...Read more

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What are the different ways to feed a newborn if the mother cannot breast feed it?

What are the different ways to feed a newborn if the mother cannot breast feed it?

Feeding: if a baby cannot breastfeed, the only other appropriate way is to feed the baby via a bottle. If the mother can pump breastmilk, that is preferred, otherwise baby formula can be used. Talk with your pediatrician for specific directions. ...Read more

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I can't breast feed my newborn baby. Is there a way to give him all the antibodies breast milk contains? Is it safe to buy breastmilk?

I can't breast feed my newborn baby. Is there a way to give him all the antibodies breast milk contains? Is it safe to buy breastmilk?

Not reproducible: Modern science has been unable to re-create human breast milk. If pumping your own breast milk and bottle feeding it is not an option, choosing an infant formula will still give your baby proper nutrition for growth and development. Many infant formulas now have probiotics, felt to be beneficial for the digestive tract. Buying breast milk is a personal decision, but know your source. ...Read more

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My newborn baby doesn't want my milk. I'm so depressed. I want to breast feed him. Also, I have an inverted nipple and my milk doesn't flow quickly.

Not uncommon: Talk with gyn and see lactation specialist- they have multiple aids for you and you are right to want to breast feed, nurture your baby and reduce your breast risks as well. ...Read more

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My breastfeeding wife with a 5 day old newborn is overproducing milk. Her breasts are engorged with milk and they hurt, sometimes leak. What can we do?

My breastfeeding wife with a 5 day old newborn is overproducing milk. Her breasts are engorged with milk and they hurt, sometimes leak. What can we do?

Pump and store: If the baby is not keeping up with your supply, simply empty the breasts after feeding with a manual or electric pump to relieve symptoms and to prevent mastitis. You can freeze and store all your extra milk when you are not able to breast feed or are ill and cannot breastfeed ...Read more

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Newborn had only 2 bowel movements. Taking simethicone after feedings. Lots of gas, fussiness, crying. Supplementing breast milk with similac.

Newborn had only 2 bowel movements. Taking simethicone after feedings. Lots of gas, fussiness,  crying.  Supplementing breast milk with similac.

Fussiness: Breast fe babies can have a stool with each feeding, once a, day or can go as pong as a week without having one. They maybet fussy as the week progresses. Try burping your infant frequently If he seems to be constipated you may give him formula with 1-2 tablespoons with dark Karo syrup ...Read more

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Is there a time at which it becomes unhealthy to breast feed by child?

Is there a time at which it becomes unhealthy to breast feed by child?

No: The physical benefits , such as increased immunity, seem to max between 6-12 months. The emotional issues of prolonged breast feeding in our environment is what is not clear. ...Read more

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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more


Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more