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Doctor insights on: Why Is My Baby Squirming So Much When Nursing

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Should I be worried if my baby is squirming while nursing?

Should I be worried if my baby is squirming while nursing?

No: I'll assume you have breast fed for a while, obtain a consistant latch, have used techniques that have produced good consistant growth and the movement is simple squirming. I doubt any real issues. If your are a novice, coaching may help as baby may feel your anxiety & squirm as a result. As a child begins to walk, it may be less interested in feeding and be squirming to get down.

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Can you tell me about nursing careers want to work with babies?

Can you tell me about nursing careers want to work with babies?

Nurse?: First you go to nursing school to be an RN [Registered Nurse] or LPN [Licensed Practical Nurse] Then you can get a job in a pediatric outpatient clinic or a hospital pediatric unit. You may also want to take it further and be a Nurse practitioner. Good luck

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Why do babies sweat in nursing asleep?

Why do babies sweat in nursing asleep?

Baby sweats w feeds: Babies tend to sweat during a feeding if they are "working hard" to nurse. Some of these babies have an underlying heart problem. It is best to check with your infant's doctor asap for a full exam and weight check.

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How can nursing an infant be impacted by hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism?

How can nursing an infant be impacted by hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism?

Hard to predict: The effect of hyper- or hypothyroidism on the baby should be minor as her thyroid will adjust how much it makes to keep him normal. However, the abnormal thyroid hormone levels, or the antibodies that cause them, could cause the mother to make less milk. If the baby becomes fretful quickly after starting to nurse, and mom can't easily express milk, the baby may need supplemental formula.

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Is it safe to take "baby" asprin while breastfeeding? I am worried about increasing the risk of reye's syndrome in my nursing infant.

Is it safe to take "baby" asprin while breastfeeding?  I am worried about increasing the risk of reye's syndrome in my nursing infant.

Caution advised: Aspirins use during breast feeding viewed with caution. Ibuprofen has a similar anti -platelet effect as baby Aspirin but is considered safe.

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Can a nursing mother pass mono to her infant through the breastmilk?

Can a nursing mother pass mono to her infant through the breastmilk?

Yes & No: 1. Verify that the mother has mononucleosis or a mono-like illness; there are several viruses that cause mono or mono-like illness; 2. Ebstein barr virus is present in breast milk; studies show very little transmission mother to infant in that manner; there is some evidence mother to fetus transmission during pregnancy; CMV however is very transmissible; 3. Largest risk factor is saliva transmiss.

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What precautions can I take if I have a cold sore and am nursing and looking after my 1.5 month old infant? Worried she will catch it from me :(

What precautions can I take if I have a cold sore and am nursing and looking after my 1.5 month old infant? Worried she will catch it from me :(

Cold Sore-: There is no contraindication to breast feeding if you have a cold sore. It may rather help the baby to get immunity from you through breast milk. Just maintain personal hygiene, cover the sore on your lip or face with petrolatum jelly or similar, clean yourself, wash hands before nursing.

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I have an old round dark scar from infant biting during nursing on my nipple, is over a year old noticed tonight it is larger, should i be worried?

I have an old round dark scar from infant biting during nursing on my nipple, is over a year old noticed tonight it is larger, should i be worried?

No: The scar may be "maturing" or demonstrating an increase in the amount of fibrous tissue. If the area continues to become larger or painful see a healthcare professional.

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Is it safe to take lisinopril and hydroclorothiazide while nursing? I have a week old infant and high BP

Is it safe to take lisinopril and hydroclorothiazide while nursing? I have a week old infant and high BP

Risks vs benefits: Taken during pregnancy lisinopril and medications of the ACE inhibitor class are known to cause birth defects including malformations of kidney, lung, arms and legs. Not to be taken during pregnancy. During breastfeeding it can be taken; there will be some transfer into breastmilk, but the risks to new baby are much less than during pregnancy. Discuss your available options with your doctor.

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What is the difference between bottle feeding breast milk and nursing an infant?

What is the difference between bottle feeding breast milk and nursing an infant?

Both give the same: nutritional value, which is extremely important. Nursing allows a different, closer bonding of mother and baby. However, if nursing is not possible, it is certainly worthwhile and beneficial to the baby to give the expressed breast milk by a bottle.

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Can stress hormones from pain in a breastfeeding mother cause digestive problems in the nursing infant?

Can stress hormones from pain in a breastfeeding mother cause digestive problems in the nursing infant?

Yes: Stress hormones can pass from mother to infant via breast milk. Other causes of digestive problems in infant can be due to mother drinking caffeinated beverages, eating cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and cauliflower, dairy products.

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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?

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.

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My baby is constantly nursing. Is this normal?

My baby is constantly nursing. Is this normal?

Yes: This is normal. Most of this is likely true feeding and necessary but some babies will use breastfeeding s a pacifier. Essentially true feeding is vigorous and consistent. Suck, suck, breath... Pacifying feeding is 30-40 minutes later and more like suck, snooooooooze, suck, snoooooze. During this phase of feeding baby isnt eating, just pacifying. That feeding can be stopped.

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What foods to avoid while nursing my baby?

What foods to avoid while nursing my baby?

Watch The Caffeine: While breastfeeding, be careful with intake of caffeine-containing foods such as coffee and chocolate. As a stimulant, caffeine is passed in the breastmilk and can cause irritability and poor sleep. Other foods to watch for include spicy foods, acidic foods (pickles/oranges) and garlic.

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What do I do if my baby bites while nursing?

What do I do if my baby bites while nursing?

Stop the session: It is most effective to immediately stop the feeding session. Do not purposefully yell or scream as this will just scare baby. After a few minutes start nursing again. Babies often bite when they are bored, full or teething. Watch your baby carefully during nursing and if they stop actively sucking take them off the breast. If your baby is teething allow them to chew on washcloths.

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7 month olds baby sweat a lot during nursing?

7 month olds baby sweat a lot during nursing?

Not really!: It is actually alarming for md to learn your baby "sweats" during feeding... Feeding should be a delightful experience for babies! ...In some heart condition , eating or nurisng alone "stresses" the heart causing tiring even sweating in babies! a visit to your peds will sort this problem out! warm regards! dr t.

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Other than nursing, how can I get my baby to sleep?

Other than nursing, how can I get my baby to sleep?

Rocking, walking: There is no magic solution unfortunately. Rocking, carrying your baby while walking around, baby riding in a car or stroller, and using a pacifier are all helpful. Some people say to let the baby cry it out, but i don't recommend it in the first 2-3 months. Your baby needs to nurse every few hours. The attachment parenting people promote nursing to sleep, so it's okay, but it's tiring for you.

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How can I keep my baby from pulling away while nursing?

Watch your letdown: Sometimes when your milk comes out very quickly a baby can get too much in their mouth, they aren't the most coordinated at sucking and swallowing. Sometimes pulling away is their signal that the letdown is too fast for them. If this describes you try positioning the baby so that they nurse against gravity. If it is still a problem you can pump a little first then nurse.

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What can I do if my baby is not getting enough milk from nursing?

What can I do if my baby is not getting enough milk from nursing?

See below: If you feel your child is not getting enough milk from breast feeding alone, then you can supplement with formula. Discuss specifics with your pediatrician.

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