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What could be the cause of a stopped up milk duct 24 years after breast feeding? I am a 44 year old female who hasn't breast fed in 14 years and had a hystorectomy about 8-10 years ago. Two days ago my right breast was extremely sore. Upon examination a m

What could be the cause of a stopped up milk duct 24 years after breast feeding? I am a 44 year old female who hasn't breast fed in 14 years and had a hystorectomy about 8-10 years ago. Two days ago my right breast was extremely sore. Upon examination a m

It : It sounds like you may be dealing with an infection, and what looked like milk to you may have been pus. It is not uncommon for women to experience a nipple abscess at any age. I suggest you schedule a visit with your primary care provider. After a history an exam, a diagnosis can be made. If it is infectious, then appropriate antibiotics will be started. Good luck. ...Read more

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How much milk or formula should my baby get at each feeding?

How much milk or formula should my baby get at each feeding?

1-8 fl oz: Most babies know better than we do what their bodies need to grow. As long as you burp her frequently during the feeding, she will eat the right amount. Don't get hung up on averages published in books/websites. I have seen growing newborns who only wanted 1 1/2 ounces and others who needed 8. ...Read more

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How to teach a child to switch his milk from feeding bottle to cup?

How to teach a child to switch his milk from feeding bottle to cup?

Put water in the Btl: Kids often resist change, but can be drawn to it if there is a reward. If you quit putting good tasting stuff in the bottle & only put in water, the kid will learn that the good stuff comes from the cup & decide to make the change. It can take several days to a week or so, but keep with it & it will happen. ...Read more

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What is the right angle to properly hold a baby's bottle when feeding her milk?

Bottle feeding: The angle should be comfortable but is not critical. Most important is whether the nipple is functioning properly. You can tell that by holding bottle upside down and seeing whether the milk drips out. It should drip out slowly one drop per second. ...Read more

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In less than 1 mth my son will b turning 1 can i go ahead and start to feed him regular milk?

In less than 1 mth my son will b turning 1 can i go ahead and start to feed him regular milk?

Wait until 1 yr old: Per AAP, wait until 1 year of age to introduce milk http://www.babycenter.com/0_cows-milk-when-and-how-to-introduce-it_1334703.bc ...Read more

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My 35.3weeker born son is 70days old 2day.He is 10lbs now.How much milk should I feed him?Currently feeding him 630-720ml per day.

My 35.3weeker born son is 70days old 2day.He is 10lbs now.How much milk should I feed him?Currently feeding him 630-720ml per day.

35 weeks: Your son appears to be thriving with healthy intake and weight gain. His prematurity is mild, and "catch up" to term infants is rapid. As such, his intake should be driven by his hunger cues and growth pattern, rather than a precise amounts. Typical can be 3-8 oz of breastmilk or formula every 2-4 hours (volume varies with individual babies), and can skip some night feedings at this age. ...Read more

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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 more

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Why does my 3 week old son frequently vomits milk formula after feeding?

Spit up versus vomit: Quite normal for many babies to spit up small amounts of milk/formula after feeding. Should be white & not green which could be sign of intestinal obstruction. Helped by vigorous burping. Larger volumes can be associated with gastric reflux, helped by keeping baby tilted head up. Projectile vomiting is another matter & could indicate presence of pyloric stenosis. Can be diagnosed sonographically. ...Read more

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Hi im leeking milk from my brest but IV never brest feed and my yungest child is 2?

Hi im leeking milk from my brest but IV never brest feed and my yungest child is 2?

See your doctor: While several things could cause this, the big concern I have is called a "prolactinoma." see your internal medicine doctor soon. Some simple blood tests can help sort out what is going on. ...Read more