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What is the best way to take care of my nipples while breastfeeding?

What is the best way to take care of my nipples while breastfeeding?

Lanolin: Exposure to air to "toughen" the sensitive skin and lanolin cream for soothing relief are helpful ideas. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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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What is the best way to wean my baby off of nursing?

What is the best way to wean my baby off of nursing?

Self wean /natural : The best way is to wait until the baby is ready. Child-led weaning occurs when a child no longer has a need to nurse - nutritionally or emotionally. The most common method is " don't offer" and "don't refuse". More methods of weaning described here http://www.Kellymom.Com/bf/weaning/. ...Read more

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What is the best way to take care of my heart?

What is the best way to take care of my heart?

See below: Adhere to a healthy low fat diet, avoid smoking, get plenty of exercise, treat high blood pressure , high cholesterol and diabetes if appropriate. Know your risk factors and family history. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat thrush on your nipples when breastfeeding?

What is the best way to treat thrush on your nipples when breastfeeding?

Topical antifungal: Thrush is a fungal infection. Treatment with antifungal medication orally for your newborn and topically to your breast is necessary to clear the infection. ...Read more

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What is the best way to ensure my labor and hospital experience is what I want it to be?

What is the best way to ensure my labor and hospital experience is what I want it to be?

Go to a good doc: And a good hospital and express your desires about everything long before you go into labor but make sure you trust your doc because nature does not always work right and u may end up with a c-section even if u want a vaginal delivery so u have to trust the expertise and judgement of your doc or midwife. ...Read more

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What is the best and safest way to put my baby to sleep?

What is the best and safest way to put my baby to sleep?

On his or her back: The chances of dying from sids (crib death) are worse, if a baby sleeps on his tummy. Years ago in america, when babies slept on their tummies, about 3 babies out of every 1000 would die of sids. Nowadays, when babies sleep on their backs, about 1 to 1.5 babies per 1000 die of sids. Parents should talk with the doctor if a baby won't sleep on his or her back. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the best way to take care of cracked feet?

Please advise what is the best way to take care of cracked feet?

Many possible causes: Many things can cause calluses. Some reasons that one may develop a callus include: viral infections (warts), friction, pressure, repedetive trauma, and a limitation of joint motion. Some genetic conditions may also cause people to develop calluses on the hands and the feet. Treatment depends on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best way to wean my baby off of bottles?

What is the best way to wean my baby off of bottles?

Depends on the age: If a baby is old enough to sip from a cup, he can drink his milk or water from a regular cup (with help) or from a sippy cup that has a lid. At this age (usually 20-24 months), the parent can have one talk with the child about the bottles going "bye-bye", and make all the bottles in the home disappear overnight. The important thing is to judge when the baby is truly able to drink from a cup. ...Read more

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What is a good way to take care of my face?

Face care.: Wash your face with a good skin cleanser once or twice a day. If you are oily, you may need to wash it with a benzoil peroxide time cleanser to clean the pores. Cetaphil is well used and liked. You can ask your local pharmacist for advise. They love to help you out in their stores. ...Read more

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I want to detox my body&colon what is the best natural way and is it necessary?

I want to detox my body&colon what is the best natural way and is it necessary?

Many methods, useful: I am not sure it's "necessary" but i advise all my patients to detox periodically for optimal health. My favorite method is to eat primarily organic fruits & veggies while taking nutrients to support detox. For an article i wrote see http://www.Drrandy.Org/article.Html#anchor-staying-23240. For more detailed advice see http://www.Healthy.Net/health/article/general_detoxification_and_cleansing/1558. ...Read more

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What is the best and safest way for my baby to lose weight?

What is the best and safest way for my baby to lose weight?

Focus on activity: Babies tend to loose weight quicker when they grow - so focus on activity and boost their metabolism. ...Read more

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What is the best wayor herb to use to make my body relactate breast milk?

What is the best wayor herb to use to make my body relactate breast milk?

Several: Coleus, fenugreek, and asparagus have all been used for hundreds of years to promote breast milk production. I have known many women who used fenugreek and said it helped somewhat. Scientific evidence showing any of these work, however, is lacking. ...Read more

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Is there a good way for me to take care of thrush while on antibiotics?

Is there a good way for me to take care of thrush while on antibiotics?

See your dentist: They will be able to assess whether you have thrush or not and give you a prescription for Nystatin or diflucan (fluconazole). If you cannot do that, try using warm saltwater rinses 3 times a day for every day you are on the medication and a week after. Gentian violet has also be recommended as a home treatment for oral thrush but it is poisonous so do not use. ...Read more

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What is the right way to take my minocycline?

What is the right way to take my minocycline?

Call dr or pharmacy: Minocycline is prescribed different ways so you will need to confirm with your doctor or pharmacist. ...Read more

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What is the best way to take care of constipation?

What is the best way to take care of constipation?

Fix underlying cause: Can be as simple as low water and roughage intake, or more complex like food allergies undiagnosed or overgrowth of candida or abn bacteria. Go to a4m.Com and use physician locator to find a local functional medicine doctor to help you diagnose and fix the underlying problem(s). In the mean time add a multi strain probiotic like florajen 3 and magnesium oxide to get things moving. ...Read more

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What is the best way to sleep while pregnant?

What is the best way to sleep while pregnant?

Depends: Sleeping on your left side may help get more blood to the baby and is especially important for women who are obese, have twins, have diabetes, lupus, or high blood pressure. If you are young and healthy with no medical problems you can sleep however you want. ...Read more

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What is the best and fastest way to wean off of methadone, i was using this for pain control.

What is the best and fastest way to wean off of methadone, i was using this for pain control.

Methadone: Given the characteristics of Methadone pharmacologically and its typical utilization in a chronic pain setting, weaning a patient from Methadone should only be done by a licensed practitioner experienced in such treatment protocols. I would recommend a physician specialized in such matters in order to prevent withdrawl symptoms or other physiologic side effects. ...Read more

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Nipple (Definition)

A nipple also known mammary papilla or teat is a small projection of skin containing the outlets for 15–20 lactiferous ducts. Its at the apex or top or breast ...Read more