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Refusing To Nurse And Breastfeeding
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
Exclusively Breastfeeding 2 mnths old.have low milk supply.trying to nurse frequently,every hour but still low supply.whats wrong?
Low milk supply: most common reason for low milk supply after breast feeding has been established is stress 1. Either physical stress causing you to delay breast feeding (work, excess exercise) or due to health issues (sore nipples)can automatically send signals to your brain that there is less demand from baby and hence decrease supply . 2. mental stress -anger, depression 3. Medications , smoking , alcohol ...Read more
Pediatrician said my baby gains nothing from breastfeeding at this age and I should stop. He still nurses 6 times a day. Should I stop?
Nursing benefits.: Most strictly nutritional benefits from nursing occur in the first three months. Stopping becomes a decision based on maternal preference: demands/convenience secondary to work, etc., may be complicated by nursing, but formula supplements are certainly adequate to replace nursing if necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am breastfeeding my 6wks old son.during a day nurse him every 3 hours.at night he needs to nurse just 2times.does it affect my milk supply?
It should not: Affect the supplyGet a more detailed answer ›
I am a breastfeeding mother of a 6month old. I accidentally nursed him after having too much to drink. how can I know if I've caused permanent damage?
Alcohol & nursing: I'm sorry you know if you're nursing you should not drink or smoke, but for now pump your breast for today & dicard the milk, feed the baby formula, keep the baby hydrated, you also need to drink a lot of water to help flush the alcohol out of your body. Keep an eye on the baby, if not acting normal or refusing to feed, see your pediatrician or go to ER. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For the last month, I've been taking Xanax (0.5) daily for my panic disorder.i am breastfeeding and usually wait 4 hours to nurse. Is this too short?
Watch for sedation: in baby & withdrawal symptoms if you stop taking it. See http://www.drugs.com/breastfeeding/alprazolam.html. Talk to your psychiatrist about safer meds & see a psychologist for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Genetic loading + ^'ed fetal cortisol levels due to chronic antenatal anxiety warrant asking your pediatrician for a little extra monitoring of cognitive, emotional & behavioral development. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Since breastfeeding, noticed my right breast seems more full than the left, even after i nurse my son, it still seems more dense than the left. Why?
No two are same!: It is very common that one breast is larger than the other, and this is exaggerated when the breast tissue gets bigger while you are nursing. You have moe breast tissue on that side, so when the size increased with lactation, the difference was even more noticable. I'm also guessing you are right-handed, as it usually is the dominant hand breaast that is bigger because you use that hand more! ...Read more
I cannot get pregnant while breastfeeding even 1/day due to high prolactin. Is there any way I can continue to nurse and get pregnant?
Breast feeding: yes , you can get pregnant while nursing. ...Read more
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