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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

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.

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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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Are babies born without kneecaps. I'm reading in my breast feeding book on newborns and this is what they say?

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.

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Should I keep breast feeding even if my infant seems to be vomitting all the time?

Should I keep breast feeding even if my infant seems to be vomitting all the time?

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.

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Which liquid fruit drinks can be given apart from breast feeding for babies less than 1 year! ... Or so :)?

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.

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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?

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.

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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?

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.

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What effects has THC on breast feeding babies if mother consumes?

What effects has THC on breast feeding babies if mother consumes?

THC: 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. Http://toxnet. Nlm. Nih. Gov/cgi-bin/sis/search/f? ./temp/~sgjkqy:1.

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Will breast feeding mother consuming iron and calcium tablets go to the infant through feeding?

Will breast feeding mother consuming iron and calcium tablets go to the infant through feeding?

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.

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Hi, How long does passive immunity to chicken pox last for breast feeding babies?

Hi, How long does passive immunity to chicken pox last for breast feeding babies?

? passive?: The passive immunity a baby receives is in the form of IGG passed through the placenta prior to birth. This probably lasts about 3 months. The secretory IGA in breast milk has little to no effect on chickenpox immunity.

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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.

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.

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I am a breast feeding mother of 14 weeks infant. Nipples crack few times. Wat is the home remedy for it?

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!

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I had a baby on monday and I'm not breast feeding. Today, my breast feel like rocks and they hurt really bad?

I had a baby on monday and I'm not breast feeding. Today, my breast feel like rocks and they hurt really bad?

Breast engorgement: Take 200mg vitamen b6 every day for the next week or so. Take Motrin for the pain and apply cold cabbage leaves to the breasts. If they become very red and tender and/or you develop a fever you should see a doctor.

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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!

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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.

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: 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!

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What to avoid while breast feeding baby?

What to avoid while breast feeding baby?

See below: Smoking, use of illicit drugs, and heavy drinking should be avoided. Consult either your doctor or pediatrician before you take any medication.

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Is biotin safe for baby while breast feeding?

Yes: No problem with this medication. It achieves a level as one of the most benign medications taken during lactation.

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What are the benefits of breast-feeding my baby?

What are the benefits of breast-feeding my baby?

Several: Breast milk is an excellent source of nutrition for your child, is almost completely absorbed, contains numerous antibodies to help fight infections, and is the best way to bond to your child.

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