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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Takes time: Your period may take a while to become regular as your body adjusts to pregnancy, delivery, lactation, and the cessation thereof. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Having pain like needle poking in breast. Feeding 18 months old baby?

Having pain like needle poking in breast. Feeding 18 months old baby?

Get in checked: If you have a low grade fever, you may be developing (mastitis) a breast infection especially if there are red streaks on the breast surface. A MD visit would certainly be worth the trip if this continues. ...Read more

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How to win off my baby from breast feeding? My baby does not like formula

How to win off my baby from breast feeding? My baby does not like formula

Gradual weaning: If your baby is around a tear you can try whole milk if younger try mixing 3/4breast milk to 1 /4 formula, then half and ha, then3/4 formula to 1/4 breast milk, etc. ...Read more

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What is a good lacation blend for women who want to start back breast feeding their baby?

Complementary med: Fenugreek is one herb which stimulate breast milk. It can be taken in seed form, or greens with your food ...Read more

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I am due to have my second child February 16th how can I loose weight while breast feeding?

I am due to have my second child February 16th how can I loose weight while breast feeding?

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

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Hi, I used one tablet of mefnamic acid while breast feeding, is it harmful to my two months baby?

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

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Baby is 5 wks old I'm still producing milk been formula fed since day 1 is it too late to start breast feeding?

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

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Is it true that exclusive breast feeding is the best for the first 6months of the baby's life. Best for his /her immunity?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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My baby is 4 weeks and I'm breast feeding between 3-4 hours in day and same at night, my partner made love to me but pulled out worried bout precum?

My baby is 4 weeks and I'm breast feeding between 3-4 hours in day and same at night, my partner made love to me but pulled out worried bout precum?

See below: I guess now it's too late to do anything about it. Just wait and see. Check the home pregnancy test in another couple of weeks. Breastfeeding should decrease your chances to get pregnant due to hormonal status. Sorry it's probably not the answer you were looking for. ...Read more