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What can I do if I am uncomfortable breastfeeding in front of others?

What can I do if I am uncomfortable breastfeeding in front of others?

Discretion: Some women love breast feeding anywhere. Most though feel some sort of discretion is necessary, and that is more than natural. Bringing a light blanket or breastfeeding cloth can give small privacy. You can also politely excuse yourself to a private room, a bathroom, or a bedroom. Nobody will think this odd, and most should respect your privacy. ...Read more

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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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My 5wk old baby doesnt poop all day but pass gas often n kinda uncomfortable, Im mix feeding but recently more on breastfeeding.. Shud i worry? Help

My 5wk old baby doesnt poop all day but pass gas often n kinda uncomfortable, Im mix feeding but recently more on breastfeeding.. Shud i worry? Help

This sounds fine: This sounds fine. Its not unusual for a breastfed baby to have only once daily stool. As you increase nursing you may find that baby stools less often. Gas is normal in babies as long as he is not in persistent pain or having a distended abdomen. Enjoy your baby! Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Im a 21 yr old female. 115lbs & 5ft8. Breastfeeding mom. I get an uncomfortable sleeping feeling in my right arm when I wake up. Should I be worried?

Im a 21 yr old female. 115lbs & 5ft8. Breastfeeding mom. I get an uncomfortable sleeping feeling in my right arm when I wake up. Should I be worried?

No.: If it's happened just a handful of times, only after you wake up in the morning, i wouldn't worry about it too much. We often sleep in weird positions at night which could cause the tingling/asleep feeling in your arm. If it becomes consistent throughout the day, then i'd see your doctor about it. ...Read more

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Should I avoid breastfeeding in front of my 6 yr old daughter? How should I explain breastfeeding to her?

Should I avoid breastfeeding in front of my 6 yr old daughter? How should I explain breastfeeding to her?

No, no, no!: No, absolutely not. You should not avoid breastfeeding in front of anyone, especially your daughter. You explain to her that the reason women have breasts is to feed their babies when they are born. Your daughter will have a positive role model and learn at an early age the purpose of her body. ...Read more

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Is it normal to think breast feeding is uncomfortable?

Is it normal to think breast feeding is uncomfortable?

Yes: Many new mothers find breast feeding uncomfortable. Ensuring proper latch and fully emptying breasts every few hours will help with discomfort. ...Read more

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My cervix is low, 5 months post partum and breast feeding although my periods have returned. It's uncomfortable for over a week. Normal pap done recen?

My cervix is low, 5 months post partum and breast feeding although my periods have returned. It's uncomfortable for over a week. Normal pap done recen?

Pelvic relaxation: After having children, the ligaments that support the uterus (and cervix along with it) can be less strong than before, and for some women their pelvic organs (uterus, bladder, etc) can 'fall' (or prolapse). The fact that your delivery was relatively recent (and the fact that you are still breastfeeding), means you may get some improvement in this 'stretching' over time. It doesn't sound worris. ...Read more

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Why would a galactocele that was discovered (on u/s) while breastfeeding still be present 5 years later? Or is it something else? What should be done?

Why would a galactocele that was discovered (on u/s) while breastfeeding still be present 5 years later? Or is it something else? What should be done?

See your GYN: Nobody can diagnose a galactocele (vs something else) in a virtual short question format such as this. Make an appointment to follow up with gynecologist. Are they the one that ordered the US 5 years ago? They should have records to compare what they are seeing now with what was then and can order f/u testing if necessary. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take st. John’s wort while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take st. John’s wort while pregnant or breastfeeding?

NO!: Some reports of birth defects in fetuses and problems with nursing babies whose mothers use st john's wort. Best to avoid during pregnancy and lactation. See . ...Read more

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Can I use icy hot while breastfeeding?

Can I use icy hot while breastfeeding?

Absolutely: No significant absorption into the system of any of the active ingredients, so feel totally safe using this otc product during pregnancy. ...Read more

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