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Why do infants cluster feed during breastfeeding? How to get through it easily? It can be frustrating. Sometimes baby wants to eat every hour for 5 hr

Why do infants cluster feed during breastfeeding? How to get through it easily? It can be frustrating. Sometimes baby wants to eat every hour for 5 hr

A TestofYour Breasts: Well, if it's a baby boy, it needs no explanation. But overall, this is not a worrisome event. Probably means that the baby is taking in small amounts intermittently either due to low milk flow or small swallows or both. Best not to worry and use it as a time to "bond" with him (or her). Usually ends my 1-3 months. If it doesn't or if there are obvious problems feeding, check with your doctor ...Read more

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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 kind of food I should be eating during breastfeeding to give baby all vitamins and all he needs, and what should I not eat?

What kind of food I should be eating during breastfeeding to give baby all vitamins and all he needs, and what should I not eat?

God made food: Is of particular importance. Be sure that your vitamin intake is rich enough in folic acid. Do not eat or drink any form of junk, especially all the sweet stuff. Do not drink any pop or caffeine containing drinks, including, of course, coffee-----not even decaf. ...Read more

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What food , fruits, vegetables are good to eat during diet to get flat stomach while breastfeeding?

What food , fruits, vegetables are good to eat during diet to get flat stomach while breastfeeding?

Your diet won't work: you must exercise to become physically fit--more important than y9ur diet. Learn how to eat healthy. Be sure you do not have vitamin D deficiency. ...Read more

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Can I eat nuts while breastfeeding?

Can I eat nuts while breastfeeding?

No: You can literally eat or drink anything (except alcohol) without concerns. Breast feeding moms have no restrictions on diet. ...Read more

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Can i take flygyl during breastfeeding?

Can i take flygyl during breastfeeding?

Yes: This medication has been well studied in lactation and there are no specific concerns about its use. ...Read more

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Can I eat chocolate while breastfeeding?

Can I eat chocolate while breastfeeding?

Yes: You should give it a try. It may cause fussiness and/ or gassiness in your baby but everyone is different. Dark chocolate is healthier than milk chocolate. It's full of antioxidants that help prevent cancer and heart disease. ...Read more

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What can I eat while breastfeeding daily?

What can I eat while breastfeeding daily?

Healthy foods: Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, good sources of protein including dairy and milk if able. Also need complex carbohydrates like grains, rice, etc. Avoid spicy, fatty, fried foods and refined sugar. Drink pleanty of water and fluids. Continue taking your prenatal vitamins daily. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take nacl during breastfeeding?

Is it okay to take nacl during breastfeeding?

Beast milk and medicine: Are you asking about table salt ? If a prescription of some sort call who prescribed it and ask. ...Read more

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Tell me what to eat when you are breastfeeding?

Tell me what to eat when you are breastfeeding?

Nursing mother: During breast feeding you have to eat a well balanced diet, which it should have proteins, fat, carbohydrates, minnerals and vitamines, drink a lot of water, fluids, and milk. ...Read more

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What food to eat while breastfeeding every day?

What food to eat while breastfeeding every day?

Helthy foods: Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, some dairy or other source of protein - generally follow a healthy diet for mom and it will be good for the babe. Also drink pleanty of water and try to avaoid caffeinated beverages; if possible drink some milk each day. ...Read more

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Which medications are safe during breastfeeding?

Which medications are safe during breastfeeding?

Some are, some not: You'll have to consult the prescriber for information on medication safety, i can't list them all here in a short answer. Definitely check on both OTC and prescription med safety before taking medications while nursing. ...Read more

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Eaten poppyseeds during breastfeeding.. What to do?

No worry.: They contain enough opiates to cause a false positive urine drug test, but not to affect you or the baby in any way. ...Read more

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What foods to avoid during breastfeeding typically?

Highly seasoned food: Avoid highly seasoned foos, caffeinated beverages, foods not healthy for mom or babe. Also avaid any uncooked seafoods or any food that can pass any infectious agent on to mom or babe. ...Read more

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What is important for me to eat while breastfeeding?

What is important for me to eat while breastfeeding?

A good diet: We know that that what you eat flavors the milk your baby gets and helps the baby get used to the foods the family eats. You don't need a special diet to breastfeed, but it's always important to take care of yourself, set a good example and eat well. ...Read more

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What foods to eat when breastfeeding for best health?

What foods to eat when breastfeeding for best health?

Healthy; non-spicy: Drink plenty of fluids including milk if tolerated and eat a balance of fruits, vegetables and good sources of protein. Avoid condiments and spicy foods. Also need corbohydtrates, especially grains but not a lot of refined sugars. ...Read more

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Please tell me what food to avoid during breastfeeding?

Please tell me what food to avoid during breastfeeding?

A varied list: Some people can eat everything, some can't. So you can cheat some with this list... 1. Cabbage 2. Onions and garlic 3. Spicy foods 4. Cruciferous vegetables (broccoli and cauliflower), radishes, asparagus 5. Caffeine 6. Dairy and tomatoes you may find some of these foods are well tolerated, and you can eat lots, and find some foods you didn't know about (almonds, carrots). Comes with experience. ...Read more

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What should I eat when breastfeeding for my child's health?

What should I eat when breastfeeding for my child's health?

Enough calories: A good variety is important, including some omega 3 fats (fish, nuts, olive oil), proteins and plenty of fluids. You should also take a multivitamin so you don't rob your body of calcium, iron and make yourself anemic or soft boned. The most important things are enough fluids to keep your milk supply flowing and enough calories to make the milk rich for optimal growth. ...Read more

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Are there suggestions for detoxifying during breastfeeding?

Not the best time: To detoxify. A balanced and nutritious diet will help. Vegetables are natural chelators. Chlorella is a natural chelator and can help detoxify. Chinese medicine can help you accomplish your goal and it is safest to do so under the supervision of a trained practitioner. ...Read more