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Doctor insights on: Sweaty Baby Head Breastfeeding

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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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I'm a breastfeeding mom. When I look down at nursing baby I feel a sharp pain in neck that shots up the back of my head. What ciukd cause this?

I'm a breastfeeding mom. When I look down at nursing baby I feel a sharp pain in neck that shots up the back of my head. What ciukd cause this?

Irritated nerve?: If there is pain, tingling, numbness, or electrical sensations felt when a person moves her head or neck in a particular direction, she may be irritating or compressing a nerve coming out of the spinal cord. A neurologist or a physiatrist (physical medicine and rehabilitation) doctor can figure out the problem and start therapy. Sometimes neck x-rays and / or MRI are needed. ...Read more

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What would cause me to feel light headed after eating? I have a three month old baby and exclusively breast feed

What would cause me to feel light headed after eating? I have a three month old baby and exclusively breast feed

Hydration: Breast feeding requires that you maintain your hydration , fat intake, calcium and overall calories. I suggest you review with your gyn. ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding my son and I have fallen asleep with his head resting on my arms. I wake up with arm hurting. Am I doing long term damage to arms?

I am breastfeeding my son and I have fallen asleep with his head resting on my arms. I wake up with arm hurting. Am I doing long term damage to arms?

Unlikely: unless you have some sort of pre-existing nerve damage, it would be highly unlikely for a baby's head just resting against your arms to cause any permanent damage. Think of it as your leg falling asleep. Some sort of compression lead your nerve to tell you that something is wrong, so that means you should not leave your baby's head there for too long, but your body is giving you a sign. ...Read more

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"drug transfer to the fetus and to the breastfeeding infant: what do we know?"

Not a lot....: These studies are very difficult to do, especially on which drugs are transferred to the developing fetus. Animals models can tell you some information, but it is hard to interpret effects into people. ...Read more

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When do babies get the hang of breastfeeding?

Instinct: Babies are born with the instinct to breast feed. Even in the womb they have sucking action. Some are born with sucking blisters on their thumbs! moms must learn how to hold their infants in a position that is conducive to the rooting reflex, and to resist the temptation to let baby suck on just the nipple, vs areola. A lacation consultant or pediatrician is invaluable in the early days of brf. ...Read more

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When breastfeeding, should you feed your infant on demand or establish a schedule?

When breastfeeding, should you feed your infant on demand or establish a schedule?

Both.: In the beginning, you should feed on demand - and more often - to help establish milk production. Once you and your baby have your technical skills down, it is a good idea to start to spread out your feeding to every 2-3 hours, gradually if needed, or you may find yourself with a baby who sips...very frequently. Feeding on demand is another model that works - find which fits best for you. ...Read more

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