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My newborn has not pooped since I switch to breast milk what should I do?

My newborn has not pooped since I switch to breast milk what should I do?

Probably OK: Breast milk is better digested than formula. At 3-4 wks of age breast fed babies may have a decrease in frequency of poops to every few days. Switching between breast and bottle can contribute to variation in frequency and character of poop. If your baby is eating well, belly is soft, and s/he is not fussy/irritable/crying more than usual it's probably fine. If you are worried, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi doctors i decided not to breast feed my baby and was given a pill to dry the milk .now i want to breast feed what can i do.

Hi doctors i decided not to breast feed my baby and was given a pill to dry the milk .now i want to breast feed what can i do.

Start feeding and...: Congratulations on deciding to breast feed your baby as it will significantly improve your baby's health. Breastfeeding is a natural process; your body wants to do this, so start nursing your baby and the milk will come in. Certain herbs, foods & medicines can increase milk supply- see http://bit.ly/1gZvP0E Ask your doctor to prescribe Domperidone to kick-start the process. ...Read more

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My breast milk is pink. I have been pumping. My baby is 2 months old and i haven't seen this before. What should I do?

My breast milk is pink. I have been pumping. My baby is 2 months old and i haven't seen this before. What should I do?

Sore nipples?: I suspect the pink tinge in the milk is due to some blood in the milk. This most commonly happens if you have cracked/sore nipples. When the baby feed or you pump, there can then be some minor bleeding. Lanolin on the nipples may help, as may turning down the suction on the pumping device a bit. If these don't help, contact a lactation specialist or your doc for assistance and evaluation. ...Read more

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What milk supplement can I start for my 3 month old baby as I have to go back to my work? I have been breastfeeding till now..

What milk supplement can I start for my 3 month old baby as I have to go back to my work? I have been breastfeeding till now..

Formula feeding: It would be best for your baby if you continue breast feeding when ever you're home & suppliment with milk base formula such as Enfamil or semilac, try to pump your breast & freeze your breast milk to use it later. Good luck. Enjoy your bundle of joy. ...Read more

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My boy is 3monthold, i was breastfeding and bottlefeeding him all3 month, now I have to quit breastfeeiding because I have to work, how bad it will be?

My boy is 3monthold, i was breastfeding and bottlefeeding him all3 month, now I have to quit breastfeeiding because I have to work, how bad it will be?

Infant feeding: You don't have to quit nursing your baby just because you're going back to work. It is best to continue nursing your baby if at all possible. "the laws of california, connecticut, hawaii, illinois, minnesota, mississippi, montana, new mexico, new york, oregon, rhode island, and tennessee state that an employer “shall” or “must” allow pumping during breaks and/or provide a place to pump". ...Read more

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What should I do if I have THC in my breast milk? I want to continue feeding my almost 3 month old but horribly regret my decision of smoking

What should I do if I have THC in my breast milk? I want to continue feeding my almost 3 month old but horribly regret my decision of smoking

Pump and dump: If anyone believes that their breast milk has been tainted by a substance/drug/alcohol, the best advice is to pump the milk and throw it out. This will allow continued production of milk. If no more smoking occurs and this was a one-time mistake, it should clear the body in 24 hours. Good luck on staying clean for you and your baby! ...Read more

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Help asap! my bby is breast fed but I can't feed her right now because I had a few drinks. What can I give her? She doesn't want to take similac formula

Help asap! my bby is breast fed but I can't feed her right now because I had a few drinks. What can I give her? She doesn't want to take similac formula

Keep trying.: In the future, have some breast milk in the freezer for her. Or better yet if you don't want to give her alcohol then don't drink it yourself while you are acting as her primary food supply. Harsh but? ...Read more

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Not sure if i could produce milk since i have a small breast. But i reli want to breastfeed my upcoming baby.. what can i do?..

Not sure if i could produce milk since i have a small breast. But i reli want to breastfeed my upcoming baby.. what can i do?..

Give it a try: Some of my most successful breastfeeding moms would be classified by some as least likely to suceed if judged by their breast size. One has contributed to the local bank for premi's since her she makes far more than her healty newborn can drink. Motivation, diet and patience will go a long way toward success in this area. (along with a good lactation coach). ...Read more

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I breastfeed and bottle feed but yesterday I smoked, how will it effect my baby if I were to breast feed her?

I breastfeed and bottle feed but yesterday I smoked, how will it effect my baby if I were to breast feed her?

SLight symptoms: She may be a bit jittery and may spit up a bit more, making her a bit more fussy from the nicotine exposure. That being said, breast is still the best food source for your child. Please try to decrease or stop smoking while nursing. Thanks for trying to feed your baby the best way. ...Read more

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My kud is 5 month old as I have started my job I was not able to breast feed him. twice a day I feed him. now he is 7.7kg .I want to increase my milk?

My kud is 5 month old  as I have started my job I was not able to breast feed him. twice a day I feed him. now he is 7.7kg .I want to increase my milk?

Increasing milk: There are several essentials when trying to increase milk supply. First, this is supply and demand, so as often as you can put baby to breast and/or pump when your not working, the better. Drink TONS of fluid - try to get at least 100 ounces a day. Then Google the word galactogogue - these are natural substances you can get in your diet that will help boost milk supply. GOOD LUCK! ...Read more

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My 3 wk old spits out milk a lot. is that normal? if not then what can I do to stop that? im breastfeeding and giving formula.

My 3 wk old spits out milk a lot. is that normal? if not then what can I do to stop that? im breastfeeding and giving formula.

Reflux: It can be normal for a 3 week old to spit up. As long as pt is not fussy with spitting and pt is gaining weight this can be normal. This is probably gastroesophageal reflux. Tends to worsen after about a month of age. You can keep pt in an elevated position after feedings for 30 minutes. Breastfed babies tend to spit up less. You can also try to exclusively breastfeed ...Read more

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What to do if I have a 4 day old infant, that I am breast and bottle feed. How can I completely empty the milk in my breast?

What to do if I have a 4 day old infant, that I am breast and bottle feed. How can I completely empty the milk in my breast?

Breastfeeding: If you have enough milk to exclusively breast feed no bottle feeding is needed. In 15 minutes of sucking the baby will empty the breast. If he/she is satisfied with only nursing on one side you can pump the other side and freeze it for future use. Pumping does not completely empty the breast like the suction from a baby but a good pump will do ok. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I gave birth to my son 4 days back. but I am not able to feed him nurse are saying milk is generated even my son is sucking?

What do you recommend if I gave birth to my son 4 days back. but I am not able to feed him nurse are saying milk is generated even my son is sucking?

What to look for: Breast feeding is best, but it's not always easy. It's not easy to assess how much breast milk your son is getting unless you're pumping & bottle feeding. If he's having at least 4 wet diapers/day, not jaundiced (yellow-orange) & isn't losing too much weight (>10% of birth wt), then he's getting enough. See your Pediatrician tmrw for a wt chk & exam. Consider a lactation consult. ...Read more

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My baby is7 weeks old.She was taking both breastfeeding and bottle due to insuffient breastmilk now she refuse my breast at all .What can I do please?

My baby is7 weeks old.She was taking both breastfeeding and bottle due to insuffient breastmilk now she refuse my breast at all .What can I do please?

Lactation specialist: As long as your child is not sick, it may be because the milk is easier to obtain from the bottle. If you can tolerate it attempt to breastfeed first before supplement, put a little milk on your nipple to entice, or pump your own milk. Also stay well hydrated and eat healthy meals. Lactation nurses are great for this as well. ...Read more

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How realistic is it to consider breastfeeding my 17 month old right after feeding my newborn? I didn't have much milk before and now with #2 I do.

How realistic is it to consider breastfeeding my 17 month old right after feeding my newborn? I didn't have much milk before and now with #2 I do.

Breast feeding for 2: That is amazing, God is providing you with enough breast milk for your 2 kids. It can be done if you can keep up with it, be careful, don't over do it, you have to take care of yourself, eat very healthy with plenty of proteins & drink enough fluids, you're eating for 3!, take your vitamins, your 17 mos old should suppliment with regular milk & solid food & start weaning . Good luck. Enjoy ...Read more

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My baby is 12 days old and I've been breastfeeding. I only have given him the bottle 3 times and now he doesnt want to drink any milk from my breasts.

My baby is 12 days old and I've been breastfeeding. I only have given him the bottle 3 times and now he doesnt want to drink any milk from my breasts.

Breast feeding: Does he latch on and have a good suck? breastfeeding is hard work 4 a newborn. Sometimes babies get "lazy" after a bottle - the holes in the nipple of the bottle provide a faster fluid flow then your own milk ducts. I would keep at it - allowing him time to latch on. If he's hungry he will suck - worst case scenario - you have to pump your breasts into a bottle. Keep trying ...Read more

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