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Is it normal for my 7month old to be really tired?? Can it be that I've gone to formula now and not breastfeeding??

Is it normal for my 7month old to be really tired?? Can it be that I've gone to formula now and not breastfeeding??

Baby: It likely has nothing to do with the change in eating, unless feeding less often now that formula feeding bc that doesn't go thru you as quick as breastmilk. Can be tired from multiple reasons, potentially getting sick, growth spurt, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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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 have extreme fatigue all the time. I am currently exclusively breastfeeding. Is this related?

I have extreme fatigue all the time. I am currently exclusively breastfeeding. Is this related?

Yes: Having an infant and breastfeeding is extremely exhausting, just to begin with. You may have other issues though, that need to be checked out. You might want to see your doctor and have your blood count checked to make sure not anemic, as well as your thyroid checked out. Pregnancy can induce changes in our bodies that weren't there before pregnancy. Good luck! ...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

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Realistically speaking, can I continue breastfeeding my 7 month old exclusively if pregnant again? I really want to continue but feel tired and achy.

Realistically speaking, can I continue breastfeeding my 7 month old exclusively if pregnant again? I really want to continue but feel tired and achy.

Pregnant & nursing : It will be difficult for you to mentain proper nutrition for you, the 7 mos old & the fetus, you're eating for three, I recommend supplimenting breast feeding with formula & sold food for your 7 mos old baby, o make sure you eat healthy balanced diet, drink plenty of fluids & take your prenatal vitamins , talk to your doctor , Best wishes. ...Read more

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I always feel dizzy and fatigue after and during breastfeeding EVERYTIME .. fainted during a session the other day... help me ..

I always feel dizzy and fatigue  after  and during breastfeeding  EVERYTIME .. fainted during  a session the other day... help me ..

Get rest and fluids: If you are not getting enough rest, fluids and nutrition, then holding your baby in one position for a extended period of time is very taxing to your system. In addition, if you are having discomfort, then tensing your body or holding your breath will decrease blood flow back to your heart and brain and will increase your chance of fainting. You need to take care of yourself before your baby. ...Read more

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24 years old. How to make breastfeeding grow. So tired of my boobs. And breastfeeding didn't help..Lol anything plz. No money for surgery.

24 years old. How to make breastfeeding grow. So tired of my boobs. And breastfeeding didn't help..Lol anything plz. No money for surgery.

Breast enlargement: Unfortunately, there are not any real quick options for breast enlargement besides surgery. There is a product called brava that has been out for a while. It does work, but requires some dedication for the initial treatment period. www.mybrava.com. ...Read more

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8 weeks into 2nd pregnancy and want to continue breastfeeding 8 mth old full time. Realistic? Feeling tired and eating well is hard a few days now.

8 weeks into 2nd pregnancy and want to continue breastfeeding 8 mth old full time. Realistic? Feeling tired and eating well is hard a few days now.

Depends: I have had several women in my practice who have been successful with nursing baby#1 until baby #2 is born. Most women, however, are very fatigued the first trimester, combine that with the demands of mothering an 8 month old, possible poor intake from morning sickness, maintaining your relationship with the father of the baby and your personal health, it sounds overwhelming. ...Read more

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If I am breastfeeding and recently had unprotected sex, should I be concerned for pregnancy? I had clear thick discharge and feel very tired

If I am breastfeeding and recently had unprotected sex, should I be concerned for pregnancy? I had clear thick discharge and feel very tired

Breast feeding : Does not necessarily protect you from getting pregnant. If you are sexually active during this period, you should make other arrangements for birth control. Discuss with your ob. ...Read more

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Loam feeding my 70 days old baby breast feed 70% percents and formula 30%..Do i burn calories? I feel so tired i don't eat a lot or more than usual

Yes. 300-500 Kcal: Your body requires from 300-500 calories a day to produce the equivalent of 3 bottles of formula a day. Also, you may not be getting enough rest or fluids, there are more demands on you time and responsibilities. Postpartum depression can also present with fatigue. Don't be shy with discussing your feelings with your doctor. ...Read more