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Will I Gain Weight When I Stop Breastfeeding
I have a TSH level of 5.69. I tend to have a large appetite with no weight gain. I am fairly thin and am breastfeeding my 18 month old. Should i stop?
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
Why is it that during breastfeeding some come fat and when they stop breastfeeding they loss weight.
I am breastfeeding and cannot stop eating! especially naughty foods like chocolate! why is this. I am a healthy weight and exercise?
Chocolate : Is not "naughty". The chocolate bean is bitter and it is the addition of large amounts of sugar that gives it its flavor and its addictive properties. Dr yudkin, a london professor did research on sugar and wrote a book "sweet and dangerous" in 1973. He showed that sugar was the cause of cardiovascular disease and it was forgotten. I am only too well aware of the extent of health loss from this. ...Read more
Likely nothing: Unless you are severely underweight and malnourished (unlikely, if you are successfully breast feeding), then you probably don't need to gain weight. If you think you might be underweight, see your doctor. But if you are thin, but you eat a good, varied and healthy diet and you keep yourself well hydrated, then stop worrying about it. ...Read more
The opposite: Women who breast feed their babies lose weight faster than those who don't. You can safely adopt an exercise program while nursing, and your diet should be clean and healthy already. It is not advisable to use weight loss supplements or severely restricting diets while breast feeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My baby is not breastfeeding since birth, I am feeding her lactogen no.1 is it good for him. He wil gain weight and he will not have problem in futhur?
Formula: Lactogen is not available in the USA. I see, however, that it is a Nestle product. You may want to go to their website. Also, your pediatrician will also have this information. ...Read more
Pediatrician said my baby gains nothing from breastfeeding at this age and I should stop. He still nurses 6 times a day. Should I stop?
Nursing benefits.: Most strictly nutritional benefits from nursing occur in the first three months. Stopping becomes a decision based on maternal preference: demands/convenience secondary to work, etc., may be complicated by nursing, but formula supplements are certainly adequate to replace nursing if necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the appropriate way to breastfeed and help baby gain weight? Dr's have me pumping only and no breastfeeding. I feel like my milk is reducing.
Breastfeeding: Usually, feeding on demamd, straight from mom, is the best, most efficent way to breast feed. Why are you only pumping? There can be good reasons to go that way, but it may make it hard to keep supply up. Having a picture of baby to look at while pumping can help. Read "so that's what they're for: breastfeeding basics" by janet todaro for other pointers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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