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Will I suffer bone loss during breastfeeding?

Will I suffer bone loss during breastfeeding?

Bone loss: Not if you are on a healthy diet, exercising, and still taking your prenatal vitamins or similar. ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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Will I suffer bone loss if I breastfeed long?

Will I suffer bone loss if I breastfeed long?

Not if are healthy: If you are healthy you could compensate with no problem. ...Read more

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Do changes occur in a mother's bones while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Do changes occur in a mother's bones while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: Both pregnancy and breastfeeding can cause bone loss in mother. You should get adequate calcium through your diet and if needed supplementation. You should do daily weight bearing exercises as well. ...Read more

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Unsure if problem is tendon, muscle or bone related. My radius is very painful to touch for past wk. Hurts mostly when breastfeeding or upon waking.?

Unsure if problem is tendon, muscle or bone related. My radius is very painful to touch for past wk. Hurts mostly when breastfeeding or upon waking.?

Tendintis vs. CTS: Both diagnoses, dequervain's tendinitis and carpal tunnel syndrome can be seen in "new" moms. Dequervain's is more common with pain at the wrist below the thumb. It can be painful with breastfeeding due to sustained posture. Carpal tunnel would be associated with pain, numbness noted when awakening. It also can be caused by extreme wrist posture while breast feeding. Both can respond to splints. ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding.I feel cooling in breast especially in breast bones after feeding and it last for 2 hours almost. But not after every feed. Why it?

I am breastfeeding.I feel cooling in breast especially in breast bones after feeding and it last for 2 hours almost. But not after every feed. Why it?

Normal: This is not a sign of anything bad. It probably has to do with blood flow increase to the skin during feeding, and then with cessation of feeding, perhaps the decrease in blood flow is felt as a cooling sensation - just a guess. ...Read more

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Chronic spine pain/back pain, headaches. Dr order bone scan. Should I do this testit concerns me. Or wait 8 months for mri? I am breastfeeding a2 yr

Chronic spine pain/back pain, headaches. Dr order bone scan. Should I do this testit concerns me. Or wait 8 months for mri? I am breastfeeding a2 yr

Let me explain: Bone scan is a test use radio active material injection into the vain, which in turn circulate in the blood and go to the bone, i would not advice if you want to continue breast feeding. ...Read more

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Im 26 yrs 1st time mom (20 months baby)who still breastfeeding.But yesterday morning i found a small lump above my breast below the collar bone& hurt.

Im 26 yrs 1st time mom  (20 months baby)who still breastfeeding.But yesterday morning i found a small lump above my breast below the collar bone& hurt.

WOW: My wife stopped at 13 months and i thought wow. As with my wife and son your baby is not getting anything at this point from the breast feeding except comfort assuming a regular solid food diet so it is time to stop. That said assuming there is no history in your family of malignancy i would see my obgyn to have it checked and proceed from there. ...Read more

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At what stage during periodontitis does bone loss occur?

At what stage during periodontitis does bone loss occur?

Always : By definition periodontitis is bacterial infections that destroy the fibers and supporting bone that hold the teeth in the mouth. Periodontitis is usually the result of poor oral hygiene. Brush at least twice a day, floss daily and get regular dental checkups to improve your oral and general health. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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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Bone Loss (Definition)

Bone loss implies something is lost. What is lost for a multitude of reasons is amount of calcium that gets into the bone matrix. The less calcium in the bones the less bone mass and the higher ...Read more