Should I supplement with vitamins if I breast feed?

Yes. Most people are deficient in vitamin d so supplementing with that is helpful. Many women continue with their prenatals after delivery because they helpful. Eating well is the best thing you can do. Some moms are so tired and adjusting to a new life takes time so vitamins can help keep up with a diet that may not be ideal at first.
Yes. We recommend you continue your prenatal vitamins or a multivitamin while breast feeding. That helps you recover from your delivery fastest while still giving your baby everything they need in the breast milk.

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If I go on a low low calorie diet while I breast feed, is my baby not going to get enough vitamins?

Maybe but maybe not. If you restrict calories but still maintain a balanced diet, your baby will be fine. Reduce the sugars you take in but not the fruits and vegetables. Be sure to keep on water though. If you are dehydrated at all you will make less milk. But calories doesn't equal vitamins. Good luck! Read more...
Not enough calories. Your body needs to take in enough calories to produce adequate breast milk. If you reduce your calories too much, over exercise, or not take in enough fluids, your milk production will drop off. What breast milk you make will be nutritious, it is the quantity that can suffer. Most women will lose weight naturally with breast feeding. Eat healthy, with good sources of protein, fruit and veges. Read more...

My baby is 17 month old and I breast feed him but his weight is 9.5 kg and he doesn't eat at all he has low vitamin d and iron is it worrying?

Wholesome diet. Are you strictly breast feeding or is he on solids? If not he needs to be on cereal , fruits, vegetables, meat , poultry, eggs and turkey among other things. Read more...
Yes. Your child certainly needs calory boost along with vitamin and iron supplement. I would suggest gradually wean from breast milk with introduction of toddler formula. Consult with pediatrician for further details. Read more...

Can I prevent rickets in my exclusively breast-fed child through sun exposure alone? I exclusively breast-feed my son. Is it possible to prevent rickets with sun exposure instead of giving him vitamin d drops?

The . The american academy of pediatrics recommends that all exclusively breast fed children be supplemented with vitamin d drops to reach adequate levels. Even though sunlight can induce the skin to produce vitamin d, the amount of sunlight needed to produce an adequate amount can be dangerous. Research shows that extended skin exposure to uv light - especially as an infant or small child - can lead to increased risk of skin cancers later in life. In general, even for adults, no sun is good sun. Read more...
Probably yes. Rickets is a metabolic bone disease related to vitamin D deficiency. It is associated with severe malnutrition, and on rare conditions, genetic defects of metabolism. Vitamin D is necessary to convert calcium to its usable, absorbable form. There are dietary sources of vitamin D as well as vitamin D conversion with sunlight exposure. Unless your child is severely malnourished, they should be ok. Read more...

Is it safe take omnitrition drops and the vitamins that come with the program while breastfeeding a 12 month old that prefers breast milk over food?

Omnitrition drops. No it is not safe to diet while you are breastfeeding. Secondly it is time for your child to be eating a diet that is high in protein in the form of meat and eggs, carbohydrates in the form of pasta and cereals and fats in the form of avocado and whole milk. Read more...

If I supplement breast milk with formula at 9 mo, does my baby need vitamins?

No. Vitamin d is perhaps the only supplement a 9 mo old might need as we have learned that most people are really vitamin d deficient. If your child is eating well (solids) and is on breast milk and formula, then other vitamins really are not necessary. Read more...
Formula supplements. Since breast milk levels of a, d, & c vitamins are lower than a baby's daily requirements, daily supplements of the same vitamins are helpful. How much formula your baby receives per day will dictate whether you may continue with the vitamin supplements or not, . Read more...

How to get a bigger, buttock, larger breast and curvier hips? With a vitamins or herbal supplements?

Surgery. Herbal supplements only help those who are selling them. Surgery is the best option for the breasts, although weight training can enhance breasts, butt, and thighs. Read more...
Neither. Your general shape, which includes all that you've mentioned, is largely determined by genetics. If you are genetically small breasted, supplements won't make them bigger. But you can very much improve the shape of your buttocks and the lift of your breasts with good, regular exercise that involves both cardio and resistance training. You can look fantastic without being large breasted. Read more...
Many factors. Although a healthy diet, and some basic nutritional supplements, along with a good exercise regimen, will help you live longer, be healthier and give you a wonderful shape, you most likely will lose both buttock size and breast size with that regimen. Both buttocks and breasts are mainly made up of fat. If want bigger, then plastic surgical options should be considered, such as fat transfer. Read more...

Which medications should I stop taking before my male breast reduction surgery? I am not on any prescribed medications, but I do take vitamin e, gingko biloba, and a drink a lot of herbal teas. Should I stop using these herbal and vitamin supplements befo

Stop . Stop them all. Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon. Read more...
Stop. You should stop all supplements and herbal teas 10 days prior to surgery. Your doctor should be able to provide you with a list of supplemens to avoid and which to continue taking. Read more...
Stop 2 weeks before. Yes, each of these drugs you mention could cause bleeding after surgery. It's safe to stop them 2 weeks before surgery. I'm in orlando and perform a ton of gynecomastia surgery. See my webinar on youtube - search dr. George pope, or visit www.Gynecomastia.Org, a great forum. Read more...
It's a waste of $. Ginkgo biloba failed clinical trials, It's NOT effective. Since it's not a drug, the FDA can't stop the quacks who market it from doing so. As for herbal teas: they taste nice but a typical herbal tea brewed in the typical American way is EXTREMELY weak tea; so dilute that the likelihood of any real biochemical effect is essentially none. BURN THIS in your mind: Skepticism is good for your health. Read more...