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What are the cons of exclusively pumping breast milk and feeding baby using bottle versus breast feeding?

What are the cons of exclusively pumping breast milk and feeding baby using bottle versus breast feeding?

Efficency: It's more efficient to breast feed than to pump & then bottle feed. You also avoid any risk of less than perfectly sterile bottles causing the milk to carry an infection. In addition, baby's nursing tends to trigger you to produce more milk than pumping. That said, having breast fed both my kids, pumping when i was away & nursing when i was with baby was a very effective compromise. ...Read more

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Breast milk supply worry?

Breast milk supply worry?

Not sure: What you are asking. If you are having a breast milk supply worry look for a lactation consultant in your area. Mothers milk tea also can increase supply as can chinese medicine. Find an acupuncturist/chinese medicine practitioner in your area. ...Read more

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What is the difference between bottle feeding breast milk and nursing?

What is the difference between bottle feeding breast milk and nursing?

Nurturing: While the nutrition is the same, there is value in natural feeding. Infants who breast feed are listening to mom's heartbeat, swaying with her movements, and sharing the same space. This in some ways mimics the comfort afforded by the womb. As the infant grows older, they may or may not need or appreciate the nurturing. A breast feeder that finishes quickly and wants to get off is ready to wean. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between breastfeeding and bottle feeding breast milk?

Is there a difference between breastfeeding and bottle feeding breast milk?

Yes: While the baby will get the same nutritional value from breast milk in both ways, feeding from the breast itself has greater psychological advantages for both the mother and the baby with increased bonding etc. ...Read more

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Does drinking milk increase breast milk?

Does drinking milk increase breast milk?

No: Nursing or pumping more often will increase milk supply. But it is important to stay hydrated and eat healthy when breast feeding. ...Read more

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Is whole milk better to drink for breast feeding?

Is whole milk better to drink for breast feeding?

Confusing question: Cows do not drink milk to make it and humans do not have to either.Moms need a good source of calcium which can come from many sources and milk is an easy one, but cheese, yogurt, supplements can be used instead. ...Read more

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I am pumping to feed my baby breast milk but also using formula. (i'm not producing enough). Should I do breast milk only and formula only bottles?

I am pumping to feed my baby breast milk but also using formula. (i'm not producing enough). Should I do breast milk only and formula only bottles?

I would: I don't have science behind this, but i don't know if mixing breast milk and formula will break down the good proteins in either liquid. I'm probably being overly cautious with this recommendation. So, if it was my baby, i wouldn't mix. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Can I pump breast milk by hand?

Can I pump breast milk by hand?

Yes: Absolutely! i used the technique of manual expression for both of my children and it was awesome. Most people who hear this think the concept seems very strange, however i found hand expression to be more efficient for me than a breast pump. Check out this video from stanford on the technique: http://newborns.Stanford.Edu/breastfeeding/handexpression.Html. ...Read more

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Can I feed my baby thawed breast milk?

Can I feed my baby thawed breast milk?

Yes: Only heat it once to thaw and then use. You can continue to use it from the refrigerator up to 24 hours. ...Read more

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Is breast feeding heatlhy?

Is breast feeding heatlhy?

Yes: Breast milk is the one material specifically designed for babies that is readily available, requires no refrigeration or mechanical assistance in use & will not trigger an allergic reaction. Many aboriginal populations that totally breast feed for the first 2 yrs have better muscle/bone indexes than american kids over the same period. ...Read more

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Breast milk supply worry about decline pumping at work?

Breast milk supply worry about decline pumping at work?

Common: Pumping certainly can be helpful to continue feeding babies breast milk for mothers that work but it is not the same as your babies direct sucking. It is not uncommon for the milk supply to decrease with pumping. You may need to supplement with formula to keep up with your babies needs. ...Read more

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What is the harm in feeding my baby breast milk and one formula milk at night?

What is the harm in feeding my baby breast milk and one formula milk at night?

Mixed feedings: I congratulate you on choosing to breastfeed your baby. There is no harm in your plan to give baby one formula feeding at night. Dad can feed him and bond with him too. Formula feeding will come in handy when the time comes that you cannot breastfeed e.g., taking off for several hours and more importantly, in the presence of infection or having to take medication that might harm the baby. ...Read more

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Can breast milk make my baby fussy?

Can breast milk make my baby fussy?

No: Breast milk is warm and tastes yummy to a baby. So, breast milk should not make a baby fussy. If a baby drinking from the breast seems fussy, but drinking formula seems fine, then the baby might be impatient (try feeding breast milk from a bottle to see what happens). On the other hand, a young baby might fuss on the breast when the let-down occurs because the milk is coming too fast! ...Read more

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Can a nursing mother with high bilirubin breast feed?

Can a nursing mother with high bilirubin breast feed?

Yes: If you are talking about your infant's high bilirubin level-the answer is yes, you may continue to nurse. Speak with your pediatrician regarding the plan for probable coordination with possible phototherapy for your infant and taking breaks to feed. If your infant is severely ill, a premie, or carring an bilirubin level > 20, your doctor may have other recommendations. ...Read more

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Can breastfeeding and pumping cause nipple inversion?

Can breastfeeding and pumping cause nipple inversion?

Nipple inversion: Yes breast feeding or pumping can cause nipple inversion because of loosening the tissue around the nipple. ...Read more