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How long must my baby nurse with each breastfeeding?

How long must my baby nurse with each breastfeeding?

Nursing time: As long as your breasts feel 'emptied'. Don't turn yourself into a human pacifier though. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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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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Exclusively Breastfeeding 2 mnths old.have low milk supply.trying to nurse frequently,every hour but still low supply.whats wrong?

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

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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?

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 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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My baby girl is 1year old some days ago she refuse bottle feed and always trying breast feed but breast feed not enough for her please help me ?

My baby girl is 1year old some days ago she refuse bottle feed and always trying breast feed but breast feed not enough for her please help me
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If your daughter: won't drink from the bottle and your breast milk supply has decreased compared to her need,you can try giving her a cup of whole milk or formula (either a sippy cup or a regular cup).She is old enough to introduce this. She probably won't drink as much from the cup at the beginning, but once she gets used to it,she will probably do well. If she still won't drink enough, please speak to her doctor. ...Read more

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Are there any antidepressants that can be taken while breastfeeding & trying to conceive? Therapist refuses to put me on meds for those reasons alone.

Are there any antidepressants that can be taken while breastfeeding & trying to conceive? Therapist refuses to put me on meds for those reasons alone.

Some better thn othr: There are a variety of antidepressants available and the majority of the common SSRI's fall into category C. This group is not totally cleared for pregnancy but no data shows a significant direct fetal risk. There use in breast feeding is considered relatively safe. Most OB's end up treating many women in your situation and understand the risks. ...Read more

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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?

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

Dr. Elisha Atkins
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