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Doctor insights on: Women Feeding Breast Milk To Baby

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Can breast milk make my baby fussy?

Can breast milk make my baby fussy?

No: Breast milk is warm and tastes yummy to a baby. So, breast milk should not make a baby fussy. If a baby drinking from the breast seems fussy, but drinking formula seems fine, then the baby might be impatient (try feeding breast milk from a bottle to see what happens). On the other hand, a young baby might fuss on the breast when the let-down occurs because the milk is coming too fast! ...Read more

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What are the cons of exclusively pumping breast milk and feeding baby using bottle versus breast feeding?

What are the cons of exclusively pumping breast milk and feeding baby using bottle versus breast feeding?

Efficency: It's more efficient to breast feed than to pump & then bottle feed. You also avoid any risk of less than perfectly sterile bottles causing the milk to carry an infection. In addition, baby's nursing tends to trigger you to produce more milk than pumping. That said, having breast fed both my kids, pumping when i was away & nursing when i was with baby was a very effective compromise. ...Read more

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Do surrogate mothers produce breast milk after delivering the baby?

Do surrogate mothers produce breast milk after delivering the baby?

Yes: Under most circumstances, women who give birth can produce breast milk (for that matter, some women who do not give birth can produce breast milk). The process is certainly aided by pumping or placing a baby on the breast. If a surrogate does not do anything to encourage milk production, there may be limited production and the milk supply will "dry up". ...Read more

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What to avoid while breast feeding baby?

What to avoid while breast feeding baby?

See below: Smoking, use of illicit drugs, and heavy drinking should be avoided. Consult either your doctor or pediatrician before you take any medication. ...Read more

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Can I feed my baby thawed breast milk?

Can I feed my baby thawed breast milk?

Yes: Only heat it once to thaw and then use. You can continue to use it from the refrigerator up to 24 hours. ...Read more

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Can an hiv+ woman breast feeding her baby?

Can an hiv+ woman breast feeding her baby?

Bad, bad idea: In health, breast feeding has many benefits, and in the very poor nations, the lack of a good alternative may make it worth the risk. In the developed world, it is far safer to use a good substitute because of the risk of transmission to the baby. On this subject, there's an unanimity rare in real science. This is an emotional issue with militants offering misinformation -- be warned. ...Read more

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Will breast feeding lead to sagging more than bottle feeding?

Will breast feeding lead to sagging more than bottle feeding?

For some women yes: Breast feeding does change the breast contour for most women in some fashion. The benefits far outweigh the vanity cost. Breasts were meant for this purpose and if a mom has the opportunity to breast feed i hope she would take it. Breast feeding also has health benefits for mom for decades...Reduced ovarian cancer risk, breast cancer risk, osteoporosis, etc. ...Read more

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Can women breast feed after having breast implants?

Can women breast feed after having breast implants?

Breast feeding : Most women are able to breast feed after implants, but that can't be guaranteed. ...Read more

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Will breast feeding mother consuming iron and calcium tablets go to the infant through feeding?

Will breast feeding mother consuming iron and calcium tablets  go to the infant through feeding?

Not exactly: Breastmilk is notoriously low in iron, even if you take supplements. Similarly, although breastmilk is usually hight in calcium, the concentration of calcium in breastmilk is not really related to your calcium consumption. A nursing mother should have adequate intake of these nutrients to maintain her own stores, not to affect the milk's composition. ...Read more

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Can breastfeeding an infant or giving them breast milk prevent jaundice?

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Can breastfeeding an infant or giving them breast milk prevent jaundice?

Newborn jaundice : No breast milk does not prevent newborn jaundice which will happen to most of newborn. Usually breast feeding newborns may have more jaundice than formula feeding babies. Because breast milk is the best nutrition for infants it is recommended that babies fed with breast milk. Neonatal jaundice should be followed closely and treated with photo therapy (bili light) if needed. ...Read more

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Is my baby allergic to breast milk?

Is my baby allergic to breast milk?

No: (probably not). It is very rare for babies to have intolerance to breast milk. On rare occasions babies may be intolerant to a food they are exposed to in their mother's diet through breast milk. Allergy skin tests can help determine if this may be the case. Common symptoms of this may include rash/eczema or even vomiting/spitting up. It should be noted that most colic is not due to food allergy. ...Read more

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How do I transfer breast fed infant to formula?

How do I transfer breast fed infant to formula?

If you must: If baby smells you he/she may resist the bottle but dad or others may be able to get a hungry baby to suck down some formula.Some substitute one feeding/day then 2, 3 etc as slowly or as fast as you both can do it. Some can do a radicle switch to total formula but i avoid that unless an urgent issue came up, the stress for both is tremendous. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a woman with breast cancer breast feed?

Can a woman with breast cancer breast feed?

Yes: Prior breast cancer does not Prohibit a woman from breastfeeding, however, the affected breast may not prodice much milk if treated by radiation therapy. Furthermore, any medication that you are taking, including chemotherapy, may be transmitted in the breast milk and should be avoided. ...Read more

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