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Will A Cup Of Cilantro While Breast Feeding Hurt The Baby
Why can't I smoke when I'm breast-feeding? I see many mothers do it and their babies turn out to be fine, will I hurt my baby
Yes: Start with an increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome, add 2-3x incerase in bronchitis& ear infections & other respiratory issues. Add decreased growth & exposure to nicotine in the milk, short of this you will teach this child to smoke as an adult. I am not aware of any health benefits of smoking to you or your child. At least you are breast feeding, that's good. ...Read more
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
Are babies born without kneecaps. I'm reading in my breast feeding book on newborns and this is what they say?
Let me explain: Newborn have knee cap. Kneecaps form about the fourth month of fetal life. However, they don’t show up on x-ray very well because they’re not ossified, or bony. At this point in life, the kneecaps are made of a cartilaginous material. The growth centers surrounding the kneecap form late in developmental life in utero and may not appear until just before or just after the infant is born. ...Read more
Baby vomiting: If you baby is really vomiting as opposed to spit up all the time then you should bring him/her to the doctor. If the baby is vomiting so much that she/he isn't gaining weight then that is a problem. If there is spit up and the baby is gaining then that is likely a normal finding. All babies spit up, some more then others. If they are gaining and happy then it is usually fine. ...Read more
Which liquid fruit drinks can be given apart from breast feeding for babies less than 1 year! ... Or so :)?
Speak to physician: This question is best answered by your child's pediatrician. The baby may have GI problems or something else that would preclude certain juices. ...Read more
My baby is 11 mo. Old and losing interest in breast feeding. I nursed my first 2 babies until 18 mo. What are some reasons she is losing interest?
Less needy: Bf is a combination of nutrition & personal intimacy which solidifies the bond between mother & kid. Some kids are pre- wired to be less needy & more interested in exploring the world than cuddling. If baby is only feeding for 5-10 minutes/side & squirming to get off, they may be ready to wean. Get ready to check the locks & get new running shoes, this kid may keep you busy. ...Read more
A 3 week old breast feeding infant. Does this baby need extra water from a bottle if constipated? Does this baby need to take water from a bottle?
No!: Breast milk provides everything that infants need. In fact, babies under 4 months, who are given supplemental water may develop a condition called 'water intoxication' which is associated with seizures. Are baby's stools hard or just infrequent? Breast fed babies may have bms with every feed, or as infrequently as 1-2 times a week, soft/mushy stools. Talk specifics with dr. ...Read more
Thc can impair a mother's judgment and child care abilities. There is concern that marijuana may have effect on neurotransmitters and nervous system development of the infant. For a more complete answer please refer to lactmed- from the us national institutes of health.
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I have a ten weeks old infant I stopped breast feeding at four weeks milk supply seemed small I haven t had a regular period but from time to tim star?
Not exactly: Breastmilk is notoriously low in iron, even if you take supplements. Similarly, although breastmilk is usually hight in calcium, the concentration of calcium in breastmilk is not really related to your calcium consumption. A nursing mother should have adequate intake of these nutrients to maintain her own stores, not to affect the milk's composition. ...Read more
If I am breast feeding and have severe cough and runny nose does this affects my 3 week infant? I am also giving her formula bottle.
Yes but: You may be contagious, but breast feeding is the best way to protect your baby from illness. Practice good handwashing, don't kiss your baby on the face, and keep breast feeding! Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
I am a breast feeding mother of 14 weeks infant. Nipples crack few times. Wat is the home remedy for it?
Shea butter: Apply 2-3 x/day and make sure you clean off with mild soap/water and rinse b4 breast feeding. Worked great 4 me for twins! ...Read more
I had a baby on monday and I'm not breast feeding. Today, my breast feel like rocks and they hurt really bad?
I am currently breast feeding and have ppd, are there any anti-depressants I can take that have minimal sexual side effects but won't hurt my baby?
Talk with your docto: There are several antidepressants that could be considered. Don't worry so much about the possible effect on your libido at this point. You are breast feeding and have post partum depression. You are probably not sleeping well either. No one should expect you to be everything for everybody. Get yourself feeling better first! ...Read more
Pain in left breast, stopped breast feeding 3 weeks ago. Hurts to lie down or touch or carry my baby on left side. Boob is sore.
Just in case breast feeding baby emergency if my 3 month old in an emergency can not nurse from mother what kind of milk would I have to buy that would not hurt her.
Any infant under one year of age if not breastfeeding or drinking expressed breastmilk in a bottle should be supplemented with infant formula made for ages 0-12months. There are a variety of brands available for you to choose from. As long as it states its for infants 0-12months of age it will suffice. You can start with any milk based formula, and if baby has trouble tolerating it (diarrhea, increasing gas or fussiness) a soy based infant formula can be tried. In this case I would recommend to seek the advice of your child's pediatrician or family doctor.
Remember breast milk is recommended for infants under 1, however that is not always possible, and formula is a great second choice.
Keep up the good work mom! ...Read more
No: If the implants are not interfering with breast feeding, then go ahead and breast feed. ...Read more
Complementary med: Fenugreek is one herb which stimulate breast milk. It can be taken in seed form, or greens with your food ...Read more
Calories are used to: Produce breast milk, and if you are solely breast feeding, an infant will drink about 32 oz a day, which requires at least 750 calories to produce. A pound of body weight is lost for every 3500 calories. By eating a healthy normal diet as you did pre-pregnancy, you should lose over a pound a week. Continue with vitamins and drink plenty of fluids to keep your urine is a light yellow. ...Read more
Hi, I used one tablet of mefnamic acid while breast feeding, is it harmful to my two months baby?
Mefenamic Acid: There is little published studies with Mefenamic Acid (NSAD) during breast feeding and it is potential toxic, other agents may be preferred, especially if nursing a preterm baby or a newborn ...Read more
Baby is 5 wks old I'm still producing milk been formula fed since day 1 is it too late to start breast feeding?
Possible: Depending on how motivated u are u can still make an attempt to breast feed. There may be nipple confusion but if u breast feed when the baby is hungry then you may be able to persuade baby. Initially u may even offer expressed milk to make the baby familiar with the new taste of breast milk. Best wld be to discuss this with pediatrician and monitor weight gain to make sure baby is getting enough. ...Read more
Is it true that exclusive breast feeding is the best for the first 6months of the baby's life. Best for his /her immunity?
Yes: Breast feeding exclusively us the best for the first 6 months. The baby gets some passive immunity from the proteins in the mother's milk. ...Read more
I'm breast feeding my baby at night but during the day I give her formula. Will I still produce enough to continue feeding her at night?
Maybe, maybe not: The best way to assure good breast flow is to maintain regular stripping of existing production. Some are able to drop day feeds and maintain production and some are not. If there is a chance to pump and store it during the day it may help keep up flow and may reduce the chance your body will decide you are weaning. It could also increase babies breast milk intake. ...Read more
I have been breast feeding for 7 months. My chest pains developed a month ago. My baby weighs about 19 lbs. Could this be the cause of my pains?
Chest pains: Please describe in detail everything about the chest pain e.g. Where is it located, when does it come on, can you find it by pressing on your chest, does it radiate to other areas of your body, can you relieve it at all, have you tried anti acids e.g. Tums (calcium carbonate). Does your posture with breast feeding have any relationship to pain? Please resubmit so we can help you. ...Read more