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Doctor insights on: Vegetables Good For Breastfeeding Mothers

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Dr. James Lin
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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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Can a breastfeeding mother include milk curds in diet? Elders say lacto bascillus in curds is not good for baby?

Can a breastfeeding mother include milk curds in diet? Elders say lacto bascillus in curds is not good for baby?

Yes: I routinely suggest the use of probiotics including lactobacillus for babies. It is especially helpful if they have had diarrhea or antibiotic treatment. Why your elders suggest it is a problem is confusing. The germ doesn't get into breast milk anyway, and can be fed directly to baby if you desire. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! will okra soup be good for a breastfeeding mother?

Confusing question: Okra as a soup is fine for breastfeeding mothers. It should be part of a well balanced nutrition plan. ...Read more

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Can a breastfeeding mother do a juice cleanse? Fresh juiced fruit and vegetable juice for breakfast, lunch and dinner?

Can a breastfeeding mother do a juice cleanse? Fresh juiced fruit and vegetable juice for breakfast, lunch and dinner?

Sure.: It doesn't sound like it would have adequate calories for the woman, but should be fairly nutrient dense (watch out for too much sugar), but not harmful to the baby. Sometimes babies can be affected by the foods their mothers eat (i.E: get constipated babies if moms eat broccoli, or drink milk). ...Read more

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Is el marino blanc safe for breastfeeding mothers?

Is el marino blanc safe for breastfeeding mothers?

No: Collagen supplements have not been tested for safety when ingested by breastfeeding mothers. It is better to avoid these until you are no longer breastfeeding or until safety data can be well established. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits to the mother of breastfeeding?

What are the health benefits to the mother of breastfeeding?

See below: Mothers who breastfeed are less likely to develop osteoporosis later in life, are able to lose weight gained during pregnancy more easily and have a lower risk of breast, uterine and ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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Is dandelion root safe for breastfeeding mothers?

Yes: Often promoted by lactation consultants to promote breast milk supply. ...Read more

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Is there any chemicals breastfeeding mothers should avoid when choosing skin care products?

Is there any chemicals breastfeeding mothers should avoid when choosing skin care products?

YES, many...: Unfortunately there is absolutely no regulation of what companies can put into skin care products, and the chemicals in those products are absorbed into our bloodstreams and can wind up in breast milk. The list of common toxins is too numerous to list here so i advise you go to http://www.Ewg.Org/skindeep/ , a fantastic resource for checking on the safety & toxicity of virtually all skin products. ...Read more

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Are sunblocks such as califonia baby suitable for 10months old infants? Can breastfeeding mothers use them as well?

Yes: Generally, sunblocks are safe for babies greater than 6 mos. Recommend using an all organic or mineral base sunblock with primarily physical barriers such as zinc and titanium dioxide as the active ingredients. You can also keep your baby covered with spf protected clothing and hats. Always remember to not expose your baby to direct sunlight and keep in the shade. ...Read more