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Will I Have Enough Milk To Feed My Triplets
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
My 2 week old baby can't seem to get full when i breast feed him, but i produce enough milk for each feed when i pump. Any suggestions?
Full ?: Breast feeding is both eating and nurturing.Babies lips are filled with pleasure sensors that make it feel good to feed, so the ones that like the nurturing can stay at the breast for as long as you allow and will suck fingers to enjoy the pleasure.Sucking does not mean hunger, an empty stomach does.Please do not confuse the two.More than 15 min on a side is nurturing ; suckling is pleasure. ...Read more
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?
I'm just 18 years but I have breast lumps, so I want to know in my future will I be able to feed milk to a baby?
Yes: Breast lumps usually do not interfere with nursing. When you have your annual visit with your gynecologist, you should voice your concerns. Your doctor may send you for an ultrasound to determine is the tissue is just lumpy, or if there are cysts or actually lumps in there. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
I breastfeed and bottle feed but yesterday I smoked, how will it effect my baby if I were to breast feed her?
SLight symptoms: She may be a bit jittery and may spit up a bit more, making her a bit more fussy from the nicotine exposure. That being said, breast is still the best food source for your child. Please try to decrease or stop smoking while nursing. Thanks for trying to feed your baby the best way. ...Read more
I am concerned because of having less milk. I am also using breast-pump. How can I increase milk. I don't want to feed my baby with formula milk.
I have stop pumping milk about a week because my supply doesn't have much but I still want to be able to have more milk 4him.Wat can I do to increase?
Nursing: stimulates the breast to make milk better than pumping. If your baby will nurse that might improve production. Also warm soaks to the nipples can help. Good luck ...Read more
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
I'm pregnant and still want to breastfeed my 3 month old. Am I going to have enough milk? how to keep supply up?
Breastfeeding: Generally, it's safe to continue breast-feeding while pregnant — as long as you're careful about eating a healthy diet and drinking plenty of fluids. However, breast-feeding can trigger mild uterine contractions. Although these contractions aren't a concern during an uncomplicated pregnancy, your health care provider might discourage breast-feeding while pregnant due to risk of premature labour ...Read more
What to do if I have a 4 day old infant, that I am breast and bottle feed. How can I completely empty the milk in my breast?
Breastfeeding: If you have enough milk to exclusively breast feed no bottle feeding is needed. In 15 minutes of sucking the baby will empty the breast. If he/she is satisfied with only nursing on one side you can pump the other side and freeze it for future use. Pumping does not completely empty the breast like the suction from a baby but a good pump will do ok. ...Read more
I want to breast-feed my baby after birth.But with my previuos 2 boys, i didn't have enough milk n they got dehydrated n dr. Told me to give formula.?
Keep breast feeding : Medical studies show the huge benefit of breast feeding. Be patient as it takes a few days for full engorgement and milk let down. Unless babies are premature they rarely need formula because of "dehydration." make sure you stay hydrated with water and are eating healthy. ...Read more
What contraceptives you can recommend to me.. i have 2months old baby and i feed her mix. breastmilk and formula milk.
I weaned my baby from breastfeeding. What will i give my weaned baby to make him eat food and be strong and healthy. Thanks?
Depend on baby's age: If your baby is younger than 12 months of age, i would recommend baby formula till 12 months. After that you can give homogenized milk, but limit the amount to no more than 24 oz a day. If you give more milk, chance of developing iron deficiency is very high. The baby also should eat jarred baby foods, increasing the volume gradually. Start with vegetables such squash, green beans, and liver, beef. ...Read more
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