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Doctor insights on: Weaning From Breastfeeding And Pms

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Can PMS be something serious?

Can PMS be something serious?

Could b: There was a successful homicide defense in england based on pms. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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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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For the past 2 weeks both my breastfeeding have been sore. Some cramping and serious pms. My body has been uncomfortable as well. Am i pregnant?

For the past 2 weeks both my breastfeeding have been sore. Some cramping and serious pms. My body has been uncomfortable as well. Am i pregnant?

Pregnancy: We now live in a world where these ambiguous symptoms are no longer used to diagnose pregnancy. If you were sexual during your ovulation and you have a delayed period then it is time to do a pregnancy test. If you have not missed a period it is too early to test. ...Read more

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I have been exclusively breastfeeding my 6 month old, no bottles no pacifiers, and not yet started on solids. I had a tubal ligation as well. Lately I've been getting PMS symptoms, cramps, and wildly emotional. No breast tenderness though, and no bleeding

I have been exclusively breastfeeding my 6 month old, no bottles no pacifiers, and not yet started on solids. I had a tubal ligation as well. Lately I've been getting PMS symptoms, cramps, and wildly emotional. No breast tenderness though, and no bleeding

Great job!: Good job breastfeeding, it is very good for your child. Time to start solids. What is your question by the way? Not sure if you are asking something about you or the child. The breastfeeding is probably releasing enough oxytocin that you have not started your periods yet. If you think you might be depressed tallk to your doctor, many moms will have sad feeliings early in parenthood ...Read more

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How to wean an almost 2 yr old off breastfeeding she loves it iam ready for them to be mine again;) ?

How to wean an almost 2 yr old off breastfeeding she loves it iam ready for them to be mine again;) ?

Try: This is an old wife's recipe which works well, try smearing some garlic paste on your nipple before the feeds and then hope she does not like that. ...Read more

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Besides weaning off breastfeeding slowly so I'm not in pain. What else can help dry up my milk quicker??

Besides weaning off breastfeeding slowly so I'm not in pain. What else can help dry up my milk quicker??

Can't have both: if you want to have less pain simply follow the course you're on. Taking medication to dry up the supply is unnecessary and probably NOT less painful ...Read more

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How do you begin to wean when breastfeeding? He doesn't like bottles so i give him sippy cups and he only bf's when he is sleepy

How do you begin to wean when breastfeeding? He doesn't like bottles so i give him sippy cups and he only bf's when he is sleepy

Weaning: It's fortunate that your baby prefers to drink from a sippy cup. If s/he is less than 12 months, give formula; if more than 12 mos, give whole milk, in the cup. Start cutting breastfeeding one at a time every 3 - 5 days. If you have saved expressed breast milk, you can mix it with the formula/whole milk to give some taste of breast milk. ...Read more

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Attempting to wean my 21 months old from breastfeeding. How much cow's milk does he need instead? He's refusing the cup/bottle so far. Suggestions?

Attempting to wean my 21 months old from breastfeeding. How much cow's milk does he need instead? He's refusing the cup/bottle so far. Suggestions?

Weaning: Try to taper breast feeding gradually while training the child to use a sippy cup. 4 cups of milk 6 oz ea plus eating regular balanced diet including cheeses & yogurt should be sufficient. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does weaning from breastfeeding affect your period?

Does weaning from breastfeeding affect your period?

BREASTFEEDING: Your menstruation is suspended during breastfeeding due to secretion of prolactin but after weaning, menstruation will be restored to normal. ...Read more

Pms (Definition)

Collection of emotional symptoms, with or without physical symptoms, related to the menstrual cycles. Common symptoms are irritability, tension & dysphoria, also insomnia, headaches, fatigue, mood swings, ...Read more