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Baby has anemia; doctor told us to stop breastfeeding

We're not going to listen to him of course :sneak: This was a hematologist. I already told our actua...

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Introducing Baby Food ? Please Help!

Hello everyone my name is julie and I have a precious baby girl her name is Shaniah Lee born 3/7/201...

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introducing formula at 2 months old

Hi im thinking well trying to start giving my 2 month old formula. He doesnt seem to be getting enou...

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What is y'all's take on breast feeding and formula feeding?

Baby is almost 1 month. What is y'all's take on formula feeding 1-2 feedings a day and the rest br...

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tongue tie

Who has experience with it?? I had my DD on the 8th. I notice the next day some pain & a white line...

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Sore Nipples

by Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC Introduction The best treatment of sore nipples is prevention. The best prevention is latching the baby on properly from the first day.
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More and More Breastfeeding Myths

by Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC 1. Nursing mothers cannot breastfeed if they have had X-rays.
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Mommy Tips for Drying up Breast Milk

If you are having a baby and not planning to breastfeed, you may be interested in hearing the quickest ways to dry up your breast milk. Your milk will dry up on its own within a week or so if you do not nurse. You may, however, experience engorgement after your milk comes in. There are some things you can do to help relieve the discomfort of being engorged. » Read more

Mastitis Symptoms and Treatment

Mastitis, or an infection of the breast, occurs most often with lactating mothers within the first six months of breastfeeding. Breast infections can occur in non-lactating women, but is usually a sign of a more serious disease that requires immediate medical attention. Mastitis can occur at any point while a woman is breastfeeding, but happens more frequently during the early post-partum period. This is when the mother and child are establishing their breastfeeding routine.
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Is My Baby Getting Enough Milk?

by Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC
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Is It OK To Diet While You are Breastfeeding?

Even if your weight gain was completely healthy while you were pregnant, you’ve probably been looking forward to the time post-pregnancy when you shed some of your extra baby weight. But breastfeeding moms need to be extra cautious about how – and when – they lose the weight so as not to interfere with the quality of their milk, and ultimately, their babies’ nutritional needs. A general rule of thumb is to wait at least two months post-partum before beginning any kind of diet.
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How to Know a Health Professional is not Supportive of Breastfeeding

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Finger Feeding

by Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC Introduction Finger feeding is a technique which allows you to feed the baby without giving the baby an artificial nipple. Finger feeding is also a method which helps train the baby to take the breast. If you want to breastfeed successfully, it is better to avoid the use of artificial nipples before your milk supply is well established. Finger feeding may be used if:
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Diflucan(Fluconazole) Treatment

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One of the Five Percent Coping with Low Milk Supply

With tears in my eyes, I reluctantly gave my son his first bottle of formula. I sat there asking myself why I was crying. It wasn't guilt. I knew I had nothing to feel guilty about. My child was losing weight and my doctor and my lactation consultant both said it was necessary to supplement. It wasn't what other people thought. I was never one to care about what others thought. » Read more