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Is it enough to breast feed my baby 6 months then give her formula? I don't want to but it takes time and I cant

Every month helps. Current recommendations: breastfeed exclusively for the first 6 months: to continue with adding solid foods for at least one year of breastfeeding. Breastfeeding may take time but formula preparation also takes time. Breastfeeding is cheaper than formula feeding. Baby benefits from fewer illnesses which also means less work time lost for mom. More about breastfeeding: breastfeedingonline.Com. Read more...
Every day helps. The superiority of breast milk over other feeds in infancy is well known.After 8-9 months as solids are added the benefit begins to diminish.For those moms whose life gets in the way with job or other conflicts, be comforted that ever the first 2-4 months of bf have placed your baby on a better course for good health.Bf to a year if you can, longer if baby needs nurturing, but do what you must. Read more...

I am not able to breast feed my baby because I think my nipples are too small.?

You should be fine. Most breasts, regardless of size or shape, are able to provide adequate nutrition and breast milk for your baby. If you have had any type of surgery to your breasts, breast feeding may not be possible. Have a lactation consultant assist you with latching so that your baby gets enough milk. Read more...

Hi doctors I decided not to breast feed my baby and was given a pill to dry the milk. Now I want to breast feed what can I do.

Start feeding and... Congratulations on deciding to breast feed your baby as it will significantly improve your baby's health. Breastfeeding is a natural process; your body wants to do this, so start nursing your baby and the milk will come in. Certain herbs, foods & medicines can increase milk supply- see http://bit.ly/1gZvP0E Ask your doctor to prescribe Domperidone to kick-start the process. Read more...

I've been bitten by my dog is it safe to breast feed my baby even if I haven't got any immunizations yet?

Yes, you can still. breastfeed your baby. I'm not sure what kind of immunizations you would be getting. If this is your dog and the dog had a rabies vaccine, you shouldn't need a rabies vaccine...and your tetanus should be up-to-date, but if it isn't, you should definitely get it...and you can still breastfeed. Read more...

I want to breast-feed my baby after birth. But with my previuos 2 boys, I didn't have enough milk n they got dehydrated n dr. Told me to give formula.?

Keep breast feeding . Medical studies show the huge benefit of breast feeding. Be patient as it takes a few days for full engorgement and milk let down. Unless babies are premature they rarely need formula because of "dehydration." make sure you stay hydrated with water and are eating healthy. Read more...

How can I make my breast stop hurting? After I feed my baby, my breasts really hurt. I want to continue with breastfeeding because I know it's best, but what is causing this pain and is there anything I can do about it?

It . It is hard to diagnose obviously, but the most common problem is a poor or incorrect latch. This usually results in nipple area pain during and after feeding. Correct latching may have discomfort for a few seconds, but then settles down. If incorrect, nipple pain can persist during and after feeding. Nipples can become cracked or bleed, and this can make it worse. #2-engorgement can also cause breast pain. If you baby is not cleaning out your breasts or you aren't feeding enough, the breasts can become overfull and cause discomfort. Increasing feeding frequency or pumping can temporarily alleviate this. #3-some moms can develop fungal infections on their breasts that need to be treated by a doctor with antifungal medication. #4-finally, mastitis is an infection of the breast that can result in red, warm, painful breast with fevers/chills, etc. This must be treated with antibiotics and is an urgent issue to be seen by your doctor. One note, if you exclusively breastfeed, you should talk to your doctor about vitamin d supplementation for yourself and the baby. Read more...
Breast pain. You may be producing an excess of milk. Try using a breast pump after you are through feeding your baby. That might give some relief. Read more...