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Why Is My Baby Having So Much Trouble Latching When I Try To Nurse Her
Many reasons: There are so many reasons that a baby may not latch properly. And there are many resources for you- ask you doc about lactation consultants (the "gold standard qualification is one who is an "ibclc") in your area and get help. We love to help mothers overcome their problems and meet their nursing goals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Its been approx 9 months 25 days since i lost baby, i was told not to try again, but want to. Is it too soon. Nurse practitioner said wait a year.
See details: The is no reason to wait that long. Who told you not to try again and why was this advice given? ...Read more
You mean neonatal?: Do you mean the nurses that take care of babies in the hospital? Or do you mean private duty nurses that help take care of babies in the home ? With both answers it depends what part of the country/world you are in, how much experience nurse has, & what the work circumstances are. A nurse who works the night shift, might be paid more than one who works the day shift, because fewer want nites. ...Read more
If it takes 3 5 days fora womans breastmilk to come in and the nurse says my baby is losing too much weight and I should use formula? I want to bfeed
You can do both: It is normal for newborns to lose weight immediately after birth. They usually regain this weight within 2 weeks. On average we expect infants to gain about 0.5 pound a week. Your doctor will use growth charts on each visit to be sure they are growing appropriately. You can supplement some formula into the diet but see your doc if not gaining or even losing weight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My baby would be nursing for a while and almost full, if she poops after, she wants to nurse all over again, is it normal to eat that much?
Hunger ??: You will find that a baby enjoys sucking due to the pleasure sensors in her lips. Anytime you place something close, or when able to get her fingers close, she will suck.This does not mean hunger.The rapidity of this pleasure sucking is different from sucking to feed.Feed her as she wakes, change her and give her a pacifier.You can turn her into a snack feeder that feeds every hour.Not a good life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Baby nurses for 2-3 min then starts crying and refuses to latch on again. Good milk supply. Dr evaluated baby and said healthy.
Not enought details: Is your baby growing well? If so, it's possible that you have an extremely rapid letdown, and baby is 'flooded' with milk in the first few minutes of nursing. If that's the case, baby doesn't want to latch on because he's full. If not growing, let down may be slow; pump a few minutes to get flow going, then put baby on. Have lactation spec. Or pediatrician watch you nurse-getting areola in? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Doctors said i've been taking too much antibiotics since my appendertomy.How long do I need to wait until i and my husband try for a baby?
My husband and I planned to go for two weeks to Vietnam. We shall have to use Malarone for 20 days. Then we try to have a baby. How much should we wai?
Malarone: Since you should be taking this for a week after you return from Vietnam you would be best advised to wait 2-3 days after discontinuing this medication. Good luck. ...Read more
As much as i try to, i forget to wash pre washed greens most of the time and husband never does. 23w4d pregnant. Am i putting me and baby at risk?
Risk during pregnanc: Yes. Of course. How else are we supposed to answer this? Probably not high risk but there is risk. It is always best to get into a better practice and make that the new habit. ...Read more
I have read that u shouldn't wake a sleeping baby, but after birth the nurses pretty much make u wake and feed them. Why? What should u say to them?
Let the Baby Sleep: I believe that babies are hardwired to wake up for feedings when hungry, when they are full term.As others mentioned, there are fads regarding feeding that seem to , at times , ignore nature. Do not worry, but consult your pediatrician for advice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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