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Will I Be Able To Breastfeed My Baby If She Is Premature
Yes: Yes. You can breastfeed your infant no matter what the age of prematurity. Sometimes higher calories are needed for increasing weight when only limited amounts of feedings are tolerated. You can add calories to the breast milk as well if needed. Consult your pediatrician and neonatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more
Breastpump: Mothers of very premature babies usually start out using a breastpump, and freezing the breastmilk. Then, when the baby is doing well enough to start eating, breastmilk can be given by a tube placed in the baby's stomach through his/her mouth. When a baby is big enough and strong enough, s/he can start learning to nurse on the mother's breast. ...Read more
Breastmilk best.: You should discuss the best feeding regime with your pediatrician. Specific nutritional needs very by gestational age. Breastmilk is almost always useful, however premature infants may not be strong enough to exclusively take milk from the breast, in addition extra calories and nutrient may be needed to add to your expressed breastmilk. Formula may also be necessary if you do not produce enough. ...Read more
Had 2 babies in my early 40's. Read that increased risk of breast cancer for 10 years after birth. How much of a risk ? Breastfeed both.
Good ; bad news: Waiting until age 40 to interrupt the menstrual cycle with children does increase the risk of breast cancer for women in general.(bad news) the good news is that having a child decreases that risk for you compared to women who have never had children. Nonetheless, check your breasts monthly for "lumps." so that you can be around for high school graduation ceremonies for both of those children. ...Read more
I am currently breastfeeding my baby. In plan on having a hysterectomy soon. Will i still be able to breastfeed?
Absolutely: I answer from personal experience here. I have this type of breast disorder since in my early 20's and successfully breastfed all 4 of my children while attending medical school and during my residency. I had plenty of milk and then some. Drink plenty of fluids and eat a well balanced diet! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does my eating also contribute to my producing milk to breastfeed my baby? If I eat very ltttle does that effect my production of milk?
Yes yes: A common concern among mothers with viral hepatitis is if they should breastfeed their babies. Physicians and scientists agree that it's safe for a mother infected with viral hepatitis to breastfeed her baby. Considering that the american academy of pediatrics (aap) is such a staunch advocate of breastfeeding, this will be good news to many who are worried. In fact, the aap promotes breastfeeding. ...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
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