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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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
When transitioning a baby from formula to cow's milk, what is the best way to do it? stop the formula altogether or gradually? What quantity per feed?
Either is fine: There are several ways to transition...One has been shared. Another is to just stop formula and give cow milk. Some babies do not like this and then you can gradually transition ...Start with example- 1 oz milk /4 oz formula; then 2 z milk/2 oz formula and so on til it is all milk. You can also transition to almond milk or rice milk and be sure child is eating solids well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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