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Will I Be Able To Feed My Twins With My Milk Supply
Yes, but...: Don't feel guilty if you feel like you can't keep up with breastfeeding triplets. Usually, the more breastfeeding you do, the more milk the breasts will produce. However, given how often newborns need to breastfeed, I am not sure you will find time to sleep...Or do anything else for that matter! breastfeed as often as you are comfortable for your 3 babies, but don't feel bad to supplement! :-). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have not produced milk in 3 months and my baby will not latch on, is there anyway i can get my milk supply to come back and get her to latch on?
Lactation lapse: 3 months is a long time to interrupt breast feeding and expect to get it back. Nevertheless, try to get that oxytocin (hormone that stimulate breast milk production) going again by frequent feeds, pumping or expressing. If the babe cannot latch on try expressing using a coffee cup, a shield, or repositioning but don't allow the babe to become dehydrated - look for wet diapers every four hours. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Adopted a three day old baby and i want to be able to feed her breast milk, can I do this without getting pregnant?
If i was allergic to milk as a baby and had to drink pre-digested milk will my baby be the same way because i want to breastfeed.
Not necessarily: You should not assume your baby will be this way. In fact, if your baby is cow's milk sensitive/allergic, breastfeeding is the best way to go as long as you avoid dairy in this case. Watch the baby for signs of allergy like vomiting, bloody and mucousy diarrhea or bad eczema. ...Read more
Is there anything I can do to be able to breastfeed my next child with my hypoplasia? I couldnt make enough milk this 1st time around :(
Yes: Many women fail at breast-feeding because they are not adequately prepared. For example, you can avoid sore nipples by regularly tweaking them between thumb and forefinger to strengthen them in the months before delivery. Please contact the La Leche League, a non-profit devoted to helping women breast-feed successfully. The size of a woman's breast usually has no relationship to the amount of milkproduced. ...Read more
If I use a cabbage leaf of my breast to help with milk ducts and tenderness, would I still be able to maintain breast feeding my 2 month old?
Yes, but: Make sure you wash the leaves well first. There has been a clinical study that shows that cabbage leaves can reduce breast engorgement and tenderness in nursing mothers. See this reliable report at the trustworthy Cochrane Reviews website: http://www.update-software.com/BCP/WileyPDF/EN/CD007239.pdf ...Read more
Yes: Sometimes nipples are cracked before delivery because the skin is dry and rubbing against irritating clothing. After delivery you can try wearing breast shells to prevent chaffing from clothing or you can use hydrogels to soothe cracked nipples. After delivery cracked nipples is often a sign of a poor latch so see a lactation consultant asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anthistamines got my milk supply close to none. Want to nurse my baby but now she struggles. What can I do?
Hi doctors i decided not to breast feed my baby and was given a pill to dry the milk .now i want to breast feed what can i do.
Start feeding and...: Congratulations on deciding to breast feed your baby as it will significantly improve your baby's health. Breastfeeding is a natural process; your body wants to do this, so start nursing your baby and the milk will come in. Certain herbs, foods & medicines can increase milk supply- see http://bit.ly/1gZvP0E Ask your doctor to prescribe Domperidone to kick-start the process. ...Read more
Are there any rx's that I can take to increase milk supply? I had a prior breast reduction that affected my ability to breast feed with my 1st baby.
Unable to breastfeed initially due to facial paralysis , now baby can latch on but milk dried up..Baby almost 2 months . Help! i want to breastfeed!
I am only breast feeding my baby , when I use the breast pump do I have to sterilize it after each time or just wash it with soap and water?Knowing that I pump my milk 7 times a day in order to decrease the flow from my nipple to help the baby eat without
I have had a breast reduction if I am unable to breast feed due to not having milk is it ok if I can get my baby to latch just to latch?
Skin to skin: the skin to skin contact is very important so that is ok ...Read more
I am due 12/8/15. My child will be born with a cleft lip and palate. May not be able to BF. When can I start pumping to save colostrum for due date?
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