Is it possible to breastfeed exclusively after feeding my child a mix of breast milk and formula?

Yes. Absolutely! if your milk supply is in but your are concerned you might not be making enough for your baby right now, try pumping for a brief period of time to increase your supply. If may take a few days to a week, but hang in there- your body will adjust to the increase demands. Be sure to drink plenty of water so that your body is well-hydrated.
Yes. If you pump frequently enough and are able to increase your milk supply to an amount sufficient to allow normal weight gain in the baby, you can gradually change from a mix of breast milk and formula to exclusive breastfeeding.

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Pregnant on 325 iron pill 2times daily.. How will I breast feed if iron is in breast milk?

Safe. Your baby needs a little bit of iron, too - but iron is considered safe for breastfeeding mothers. 325mg of iron twice a day is a very normal amount, not too high to worry about any toxicity, and after you deliver the baby you will lose some blood making you more anemic and your body will need the extra iron for a month or so to help get your levels back to a normal range. Read more...
No problem. The iron in breast milk is safe and even beneficial for your baby. It is always a good idea to ask a doctor before taking medication while breast feeding - congratulations for thinking ahead and asking about your baby's safety. Read more...

How safe is it to breast feed, while taking anti depressants /psychotics? Can the medications be passed through breast milk?

They pass thru milk. You need to discuss with your md. A depressed mom is not good for infants. You must evaluate the benefits to mom'smental cd risk to baby. Read more...
May be OK. It depends on which medication you are taking. Some, sertraline for instance, have been extensively studied, appear to be safe and don't affect milk production. Some, like lithium, are probably unsafe. Many simply have not been studied well so it becomes a judgment call about risks and benefits. Read more...
Yes . Anti psychotic & anti depressant medications pass through breast milk and can affect your baby. Effect on the baby varies depending on the medication. Your baby may also have withdrawal side effects if you stop taking your meds suddenly which could be serious. If you decide to breadfeed on these meds, time the feeding when the medications are least likely to be concentrated in your milk. Read more...

My breast are extremely sore and large from breast milk I don't want to breast feed just want milk out and soreness gone what can I do?

Sore breasts. Apply cold compresses to your breasts and your milk production will cease or you can ask your obstetricuan for medicatio. Read more...
Bind/cool. If you ware a pre-pregnancy bra and bind your chest with an ace wrap (they come in big sizes OTC) the pressure and lack of feeding will eventually cancel out milk production. Cool compresses decrease the pain messages sent to the brain from the tissues.It may take a few days but will do the job. Read more...

Cramping and breast milk coming out of my breasts. My baby is 1yr 7mo didn't breastfeed at all. What may be wrong? Help!!

Prolactin effects. If you never breastfed your baby and you are not pregnant ( do a HPT) then you need to see you primary doctor for an exam and to check on your hormones, this could be a sign of excess prolactin which could ( in rare cases I don't want to scare you) come from a "prolactinoma" or prolactin secreting tumor. Thanks for trusting in Healthtap! . Read more...