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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. Suzanne Galli
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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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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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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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Stopped breastfeeding 2months ago now one boob is bigger then the other is there anything i can do or will it go down so embarrassing?

Stopped breastfeeding 2months ago now one boob is bigger then the other is there anything i can do or will it go down so embarrassing?

Time or exam: It can take a few months to see the breast revert back to "normal" after breastfeeding. I recommend you see your gynecologist for a clinical breast exam. You will want to make sure there is not a mass present. Unless there is an obvious lump, breast imaging may not be much help. You can try massaging the breast to express the remaining milk. ...Read more