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The Oldest Child Still Breast Feeding
I am adopting a child & still breast-feeding my biological child. I am pumping & taking fenugreek to increase my supply. What else can I do?
Many things: Congratulations! many herbs and foods can increase your production of breast milk. For a list of many good ones see http://www.Breastfeeding-problems.Com/galactagogues.Html fortunately once you start nursing your adopted baby your milk production will likely increase naturally. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
If a woman's breasts grow after having a child, how small will they get after she stops breast feeding?
Varies: That is not something that has a set answer. Some women don't change much and others may drop a cup size.Many simply return to pre-pregnacy size. Enjoy breast feeding. It is so good for both of you and has long term benefits for both of you regardless of breast size after stopping. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Calories are used to: produce breast milk, and if you are solely breast feeding, an infant will drink about 32 oz a day, which requires at least 750 calories to produce. A pound of body weight is lost for every 3500 calories. By eating a healthy normal diet as you did pre-pregnancy, you should lose over a pound a week. Continue with vitamins and drink plenty of fluids to keep your urine is a light yellow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Losing weight and not keeping well 11 months after delivery...Am doing regular breast feeding for my child...Pls suggest?
Clarification: I need clarification as to what you are asking. Are you asking if sperm on your breast/nipple will have any effect or whether sperm in your vagina will have any effect on a child while breast feeding? I would say no but would need more information. You might also want to discuss with your physician. ...Read more
3 basic approaches: The cold turkey plan is obvious, you substitute formula, bind yourself & everybody cries for days but it passes ( i don't recommend it) gradual: substitute one feeding/day & increase until every other then off. Baby breast pump: allow baby to feed & get you soft as you start each breast but switch to a bottle to finish. Any combination u can tolerate can work if you stick with it. ...Read more
One opinion: It depends on how much wine. If you feel high or giddy it is likely too much for the baby. One small glass of wine might even be good for you and the baby. I think it depends, but everyone seems to agree it is less of a concern than during early pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wife has fever and she give breast feeding to my child(1yr old) and he don't take the bottle, i want to know which medicine i can give her?
Tylenol/Ibuprofen: She can take tylenol or Ibuprofen for her fever. She can also take homeopathic belladonna. Elderberry and vit d can help if she has flu like symptoms as well. Drink plenty of fluids, chicken soup...And the baby will be fine as her milk will pass on antibodies to protect the child. ...Read more
My child has 6month,I was breast feeding since she born,now I want to stop breastfeeding,can I buy the formular,from 6 month,or I can start frm birth?
Breast feeding : Breast feeding while pregnant is fine as long as she is eating enough extra calories to both make milk and allow the fetus to grow. Pre-natal vitamins will be important as well. You wife may or may not notice a decrease in supply. By 7 months your baby should be on other foods in addition to breast milk which will help as well. Check with your wife's dr. & your baby's dr about growth. ...Read more
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