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Is it enough to breast feed my baby 6 months then give her formula ? I don't want to but it takes time and i cant

Is it enough to breast feed my baby 6 months then give her formula ?  I don't want to but it takes  time and i cant

Every day helps: The superiority of breast milk over other feeds in infancy is well known.After 8-9 months as solids are added the benefit begins to diminish.For those moms whose life gets in the way with job or other conflicts, be comforted that ever the first 2-4 months of bf have placed your baby on a better course for good health.Bf to a year if you can, longer if baby needs nurturing, but do what you must. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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 started antibiotics for an infection around my tooth on Sat at 5pm its Mon & not better. im breastfeeding so I cant take certain pills. what do I do?

I started antibiotics for an infection around my tooth on Sat at 5pm its Mon & not better. im breastfeeding so I cant take certain pills. what do I do?

Get into the dentist: A proper diagnosis is paramount in order to get you on the path of healing. The type of infection needs to be determined before the proper medicine can be prescribed. You should go to see a dentist right away. ...Read more

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How can breastfeeding "stop the flow" of things?

How can  breastfeeding "stop the flow" of things?

Breastfeeding: Please explain what you mean by "stop the flow". ...Read more

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How long after breastfeeding do things go back to normal?

How long after breastfeeding do things go back to normal?

In terms of: The changes in the breast, plastic surgeons usually advise that it's about 5-6 months before everything has "settled back down", after finishing breast feeding. That's one reason why we wait this period of time before performing a breast surgery after pregnancy. ...Read more

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I've been breastfeeding for about 3 weeks. Things went well the 1st 2wks but lately my production has been down. What could cause this & how can I fix?

I've been breastfeeding for about 3 weeks. Things went well the 1st 2wks but lately my production has been down. What could cause this & how can I fix?

Breastfeeding: A lactation specialist should be able to provide more recommendations. However, decreased milk production can be caused by stress, inadequate fluid intake, failure of baby to empty the breast during feeding. Try to nurse your baby every 2 hours for at least 24 hours and then resume previous schedule of every 2.5 to 3 hours. Make sure there is excellent latch and baby is gaining weight. ...Read more

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What are important things to remember when breastfeeding?

What are important things to remember when breastfeeding?

Get plenty of: rest, drink plenty of fluids, eat healthily and try to relax and enjoy that time with your baby!! ...Read more

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What are things i can do to lose weight while breastfeeding?

DIET AND exercise: Eat healthy nutritious diet, prefer grilled and baked foods rather than fried foods and eat fruits and vegetables daily also do some kind of light exercise daily. ...Read more

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Are there some things mom should avoid eating if breastfeeding?

Are there some things mom should avoid eating if breastfeeding?

See below:: Shark, swordfish, tilefish, king mackerel should be avoided due to high mercury content. Fresh water fish that come from places that are known to be contaminated. Artificial sweeteners like saccharin. Alcohol is allowed in small amounts.Coffee (limit to two cups a day) or other caffeinated foods and drink. Processed foods with numerous additives. ...Read more

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I am always tired and forget a lot of things. I am still breastfeeding my 19m old and have not lost weight, feels like I gained. Can it be my thyroid?

I am always tired and forget a lot of things. I am still breastfeeding my 19m old and have not lost weight, feels like I gained. Can it be my thyroid?

Tired: Sure but you also could be exhausted or depression or many other causes I would recommend you bring these symptoms up with your healthcare provider ...Read more