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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Pregnancy While Breastfeeding

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Can breastfeeding a baby give you some typical pregnancy symptoms?

Can breastfeeding a baby give you some typical pregnancy symptoms?

Yes: What symptoms in particular you are talking about? If cessation of menses yes both breastfeeding and pregnancy can stop your periods. While breastfeeding the level of a hormone prolactin is high which can hold your cycles. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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How long before take pregnancy test if symptoms while breastfeeding?

How long before take pregnancy test if symptoms while breastfeeding?

1 week late: Home pregnancy tests don't turn positive until you're about 1 week late. If they're negative at that time, repeat in 1 week. ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding my 10 mnth old and haven't had a period since birth. I've had pregnancy symptoms for 10 days but have a negative hpt. Could i be pg?

I am breastfeeding my 10 mnth old and haven't had a period since birth. I've had pregnancy symptoms for 10 days but have a negative hpt. Could i be pg?

Blood test and : Ultrasound. You may wish to see your doctor for a blood test and ultrasound examination. Pregnancy is possible, you may wish to consult this site for other symptoms of pregnancy. http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/pregnancy-am-i-pregnant. ...Read more

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How can I prepare for breastfeeding during pregnancy?

How can I prepare for breastfeeding during pregnancy?

Read: There are many excellent books on breastfeeding, and it is very helpful to understand how it all works and what to expect before you get there. You can try 'The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding' or 'The Nursing Mother's Companion'. Both are excellent, and can be found at bookstores or online. ...Read more

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How can I prepare for breastfeeding during pregnancy?

Good health : Preparing for breastfeeding is as easy as learning how to eat healthy and taking care of yourself. During pregnancy, you do not have to do anything special to your breasts, nature takes care of it. After the baby is born, stay healthy and avoid unnecessary drugs or alcohol. Also continue your prenatal vitamin. La Leche League has a great website. Good luck! ...Read more

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Will I ever lose the pregnancy weight by breastfeeding?

Will I ever lose the pregnancy weight by breastfeeding?

Nursing n wt: It takes more energy to nurse than to grow that baby which is why you're so hungry. This is the time to begin exercising and eat the healthiest that you can so the weight falls off and you feed your baby well. You may hang on the the last 10lbs or so until your done nursing, it's your body's way of protecting the baby's food source, don't worry! ...Read more

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What would cause me to loose significant amounts of weight ( now in three pregnancies) and gain weight after baby while n exclusively breastfeeding?

 What would cause me to loose significant amounts of weight ( now in three pregnancies) and gain weight after baby while n exclusively breastfeeding?

Less activity ?: After delivery, white spending time for breast feeding, it is possible that less time was spent on physical activity. Some mothers increase calory-intake while breast feeding, which also can result in weight gain. ...Read more

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Is enjuvia safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

Is enjuvia safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

Why would you?: Enjuvia is an estrogen replacement product for hot flashes and menopause treatment. I am not sure why this would be needed during pregnancy. Sometimes with in vitro patients estrogen supplementation is indicated in the 1st trimester. Other than that i can not think of reason why this would be needed. Estrogen can cut down the supply of milk during breastfeeding. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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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