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Will A Cup Of Cilantro While Breast Feeding Hurt The Baby
Is the position while breast feeding a baby
really important?I have red newspaper stories where baby died because of breast milk getting stuck?
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
If a breastfeeding mother inhale pm2.5 while moving around, will that compromise the safety of her breast milk?
PM 2.5 particulates: The small particulates we deal with daily are no worse than the smoke from fires out distant great great grand parents dealt with.The placenta and your own bodies waste removal system (kidney, liver) sifts through your blood and purifies it before it crosses into the breast milk.All of us should avoid fumes from known toxins, oil paint, pesticides for our own health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i drink ballerina detox tea while breastfeeding? Im breastfeeding 3 times a day only. The rest of the day my baby is formula feed.
Ballerina Tea: I looked up ballerina tea and it contains two ingredients: malva verticillata and cassia angustifolia which are known as Chinese mallow and senna. They are both powerful laxitives and diuretics. So I would have to say NO! It is not safe to drink for you. Any weight you lose will come right back and you will probably lose your milk. ...Read more
Yes: Absolutely! if your milk supply is in but your are concerned you might not be making enough for your baby right now, try pumping for a brief period of time to increase your supply. If may take a few days to a week, but hang in there- your body will adjust to the increase demands. Be sure to drink plenty of water so that your body is well-hydrated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
10 to 12 months: No need to give water until 10 months. Give the water in a sippy cup. If a baby is constipated then small amounts of water can be given earlier after checking with the pediatrician. Breast milk and formula provide plenty of water. Also baby foods such as fruits and vegetables have a high water content. ...Read more
Is it safe take omnitrition drops and the vitamins that come with the program while breastfeeding a 12 month old that prefers breast milk over food?
During the breastfeeding,can i get a sunbathe? will it have some bad influence on the breast milk or baby? thanks.
Well.... : Let's discuss two types of influence here, direct and indirect. In terms of direct influence to breast milk and baby from sunbathing, no there are no concerns. However, there is an indirect effect on baby of your sunbathing. You may not be around in the future to care for her if you get malignant melanoma or other deadly skin cancers! Congrats on doing a great job breastfeeding your baby! ...Read more
Breast is filling with milk After stopping breast feeding for my 1year kid, how to stop secretion of milk my breast is hard and sometimes red in color?
Not Really: Citrus fruits are acidic and may irritate a baby’s immature digestive system. Fruits to avoid include all oranges, lemons, grapefruits and limes.Some babies may experience fussiness and spitting up if mom eats citrus. Babies who are sensitive to citrus in breast milk may develop diaper rash, as they have sensitive skin that is easily irritated by the acidic nature of these fruits. ...Read more
My baby is 2 weeks old and breast feeding on demand every 2-3 hours. Is it okay to give her water or herbal tea with feeds to help ease tummy cramps?
How can I avoid gas traped in my baby's stomach during feeding. It makes her uncomfortable. She is feeding on both breast and formula milk (nan 1).
Depends on the child: Some kids need more nurturing than others and will seek out the cuddle time at the breast well into the 2nd yr. If your infant needs cuddle time, do as long as desired. When kids start to walk, they may loose interest in cuddle time. When you have to chase them down to bf its time to quit. Bottles are easy, when baby will take well from a hard spout sippy cup start the wean. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it preferable to pump milk once the baby had finished his feeding and resting? Or should I keep milk for next feeding? In term of increasing milk
Is it ok to save leftover formula in the refeigerator if my baby doesn't finish the whole bottle during one feeding?
Not perfect: The baby's saliva contains enzymes that break down proteins in formula or baby food & a little saliva always gets into the bottle or jar. It's better to give smaller portions initially, because you can always give a little more if your baby indicates (s)he's still hungry. If you spoon-feed from a jar of baby food & put the leftover portion in the fridge, it'll be liquid by the next day. ...Read more
My mother says having one spoon of clarified butter in warm milk will help in labour. As it lubricates the birth canal. Will it really help?
Absolutely, not!: This is a old wife's tale but will only increase the fat content in your blood stream, but not facilitate labor. Remember, your mother's labor and obstetrical experiences are at least as old as you are and many things have changed. Listen to your OB MD and call them if you have questions. God bless our mother's, as that is how we all got here "on the planet".(smile) ...Read more
What is the best time to drink a cup of coffee to ensure the lowest amount of caffeine will be in my breast milk? Before/after feeding?
Coffee: The best time would be after nursing. ...Read more
Mixed feedings: I congratulate you on choosing to breastfeed your baby. There is no harm in your plan to give baby one formula feeding at night. Dad can feed him and bond with him too. Formula feeding will come in handy when the time comes that you cannot breastfeed e.g., taking off for several hours and more importantly, in the presence of infection or having to take medication that might harm the baby. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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