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Doctor insights on: Prolonged Lactation In Non Breastfeeding Women

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Can i induce lactation after a few months of not breastfeeding (i need to take meds)?

Can i induce lactation after a few months of not breastfeeding (i need to take meds)?

Yes: Regular stimulation of the breast, either by the baby or with a breast pump, will eventually restore your milk production. You might find it easier to 'pump and dump' while on the medication. Once the baby is ready to latch again, you will still have some milk production at that time. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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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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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What is a good lacation blend for women who want to start back breast feeding their baby?

What is a good lacation blend for women who want to start back breast feeding their baby?

Complementary med: Fenugreek is one herb which stimulate breast milk. It can be taken in seed form, or greens with your food ...Read more

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Can women take scopinal while breastfeeding?

Can women take scopinal while breastfeeding?

Scopinal: It is not known if this medicine passes into breast milk, although only small amounts are likely to be found due to the properties of the medicine. The class of medicines that this one belongs to may reduce the production of breast milk. The manufacturer states that this medicine is not recommended for use during breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Does breastfeeding help women lose weight?

Does breastfeeding help women lose weight?

Yes: Breastfeeding women burn a significant amount of calories, up to 600 per day more than those who do not breastfeed. Six hundred calories is the equivalent of jumping rope for almost an entire hour, so you can imagine that this would be helpful in weight loss. However, weight loss is variable among breastfeeding mothers & everyone will not see a significant weight change simply from breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Can I take Women's Ultra Mega Active while breastfeeding? Baby is now 6 months old.

Can I take Women's Ultra Mega Active while breastfeeding? Baby is now 6 months old.

Looks fine: I find no specific listing of the product in the breast feeding references. However, on reviewing the contents there is nothing there that would be harmful to baby. ...Read more

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Why did the number of american women breastfeeding their babies drop dramaticly after wwii?

Why did the number of american women breastfeeding their babies drop dramaticly after wwii?

Overlapping issues: This era saw many changes in family life.Many women worked outside the home & needed an easier way to feed the child. Soon after the first antibiotics (wwii), we had staph outbreaks in nurseries with germs that weren't killed by penicillin.Many thought breast feeding spread the germs so babies were wrapped in sterile blankets & bottle fed. A home made formula was promoted & the rest is history. ...Read more

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I need to go on meds for 6month, i only breastfed 11 weeks, can I induce lactation again after such a long time? Im so upset i can not breastfeed :(

I need to go on meds for 6month, i only breastfed 11 weeks, can I induce lactation again after such a long time?  Im so upset i can not breastfeed :(

What medication ?: Some medications can actually be taken during breastfeeding. If you are going on medications the doctors know are toxic, then relaction through hormonal manipulation is possible. However, a baby who has bottle fed for that long may show little interest in going back. ...Read more

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How do I prolong my breastfeeding?

How do I prolong my breastfeeding?

On demand: Breastfeeding operates by demand, the more baby demands milk, the more milk the breasts produce. Make sure not to supplement any formula. Depending on where you're at post partum, advice may differ. Here's a great website with lots of good information: http://www.Lalecheleague.Org/faq/increase.Html. ...Read more

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