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Lactation and Breastfeeding

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A natural method of feeding an infant breast milk from birth to the time he or she can eat solid food.

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Schedules DONT WORK. Feed your baby when it is hungry, not when you feel it should feed, breastmilk works on a supply and demand system. Every feed, signals the body to make milk, so the longer you space between feedings, the less milk you make. nurse, nurse, nurse! If you are "supplementing fee…
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It's possible. Hormonal changes from pregnancy can do strange things... I hadn't even started to show when my milk (actually, the clear to white pre-milk substance, colostrum) came in for the first time - during sex. However, taking a pregnancy test is the only real way to know for sure. When I was …
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The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding until AT LEAST 1 year. The World Health Organization recommends AT LEAST 2 years. Breastfeeding is NOT sexual abuse. It is feeding a child.
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It is definitely not a good idea. Any form of nipple stimulation, squeezing, sucking or pumping, can release Oxytocin which can cause contractions. At 25 weeks, this is definitely not something you want to happen. I'd don't think it's unsafe, but it's not recommended. There is no reason that you…
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Leaking Breat Milk During Pregnancy Many women leak colostrum (the first milk) at some time during pregnancy. It can be just a drop or enough that you need breast pads to keep from soaking your clothes. For some women, this starts quite early and for others it doesn't start until just before …
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%DETAILS% Answer It could be normal. During pregnancy you usually have more discharge and they usually vary from watery to thick. If it concerns too much you ask your doctor about it.
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Please note that I am not a doctor, nor is just about anyone else who has answered a question in this forum. So, this is not medical advice. If you have any concerns, see a professional.That said, I believe it is not unusual to produce breast milk for years after giving birth. That's how you can hav…
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No professional body piercing studio will pierce anyone they have reason to believe is pregnant. To knowingly do so is a breach of health guildline protocol and they could be shut down. It's against APP (Association of Professional Piercers) rules. They don't want to do anything that could put …
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No. You generally start "lactating" in the fourth to fifth month. Two to three weeks is way too soon. What is actually produced, however, is not milk but a yellowish substance called "colostrum". Actual production of milk is triggered by the sudden drop of the hormone progesterone when the placenta…
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No. Aspirin is not recommended for breastfeeding mothers. Paracetamol or Ibuprofen are safe alternatives for pain relief.   I am not a doctor or midwife or anything like that, but I would not recommend it. When you're breastfeeding, everything that you consume is passed to your child through …
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Answer Yes, It is very normal for milk to be released at 8 months. It is also common to have them leak at 6 months. To prevent leakage, you might want to buy pads to put in your bra so that the milk does not stain your bra. Also it helps from sticking to your bra. That can be very painful.
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It will start back up within a few months. It is possible to ovulate during this time so be careful.   Don't rely on breastfeeding as a source of birth control... I started back up at 6 weeks postpartum, and I'm breastfeeding my son. The average time, I think, is about 6 months postpartum, bu…
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You should have waited till after you had your baby. You Breasts don't fully mature until after you are pregnant and then again after you had more kids. Then you should have decided whether or not you wanted a size change. According to the FDA, you may not be able to breast feed after breast implan…
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When you are about 6 months, your body may start to prepare to begin milk production. Usually around 7 months, you will notice "colostrum" either leaking or expressed from the nipples. This is premilk, and for some women, it does not appear until after the birth of your baby. About 3-4 days after bi…
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I think something like 10-20 % of women have this issue.  actually it's Avery very normal thing because ur breasts ,nipples and vagina are the most senstive parts of ur body and considered the most important parts to bring u a great eroticism.. u can also feel aspecial sense in ur breasts and …
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Answer You must go to a doctor immediately It's usually a sing of cancer!
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Yes, but it's rare.
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I can't believe you're asking strangers online this question. This is about the health and well-being of your baby. The warning of "if you are pregnant or nursing ....." is on the back of pretty much every over-the counter-drug on the market. For a reason. So you can count on stronger drugs being a …
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Yes, your prolactin levels may be imbalanced. You can also lactate during a phantom pregnancy.A woman can also induce lactation to breastfeed an adopted baby.
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if it arrived on the normal time for you then no you wont be pregnant. but if it didnt, then ye syou could be.
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Your breasts produce colostrum right away after labor. This is what the baby will drink while breastfeeding for the first couple of days after being born. Colostrum looks thinner than breast milk, and it has more of a yellow tint to it. It is still just the thing the baby needs those first few days.…
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Answer I was on the mini pill and didn't get my period until my child was nine months old. It has something to do with hormone levels caused by nursing. Your period will come back when you stop or decrease frequency of nursing Answer F.Y.I. I was on the mini-pill, or POP (progesterone only)pi…
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Answer It is possible.. some adoptive mothers are able to eventually produce breast milk, it takes A LOT of work and some medical help with medication, and A LOT of pumping. It's hard work, but it is possible.
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You may have periods while breast-feeding. You may ovulate and have no periods.Do NOT use breast-feeding as a form of birth control.My cousin had an intra-uterine coil fitted at her six week check, was totally breastfeeding and still got pregnant.There's no definite timetable for when your menstrual…
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Yes. If you buy a hand breast pump and frequently extract milk, the amounts should increase. Alternatively you can continue to breast feed and if you are not sure of the amounts the baby is getting, try weighing the infant before and after feeds.  Answer:Start by keeping up your fluids and try…
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its probably not breast milk, you need to go see a gyno because you may have an infection.   No it can't. You might want to go to your gynecologist and see if they can give you any more info.   Actually not a gynecologist but an endocrinologist. Producing milk is a sign of hyperprolact…
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Answer It is a possibility. Some babies seem to detect a change in the mother's milk if she gets pregnant. Answer: It is entirely possible, Not all babies will do this but many do. My oldest son weaned himself when I was near the end of my first trimester. I was shocked because he was an avid…
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Breast milk is milk that come from the breast. Breast milk is a general term we use to tell the difference between processed formula and milk produced by a human. It is an odd word since all milk is produced by mammary glands, whether human, bovine or dolphin.
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Interesting question...but I don't think it is safe to do so. It is normal to have a little colostrum before the baby is born, but it is not advisable to pump before birth. Also when the baby is born, mothers choose to breast feed and pump to get the most colostrum. During the first 3 or so days, yo…
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I breast fed all three of my children. I was more thirsty and drank more water. They say that's helpful. If you are having trouble producing I have heard that a beer a day, or a glass of wine helps. I didn't do this personally, but heard it helps. They say you make what they need. If they eat more y…
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Milk is only produced in a womans breasts after she has given birth. Colostrum is produced during the third trimester of pregnancy.During PMS, you can not squeeze milk from your nipples. Nipple discharge which is white or clear in colour is usually harmless and means there is a build up of progester…
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Got milk? Are you certain that the extract is milk? Did you previously have a baby or miscarriage? Are you on birth control? Are your breasts swollen, or enlarged? Do you feel painful lumps or either or? STDs? Bring up specific and brief details to a medical professional and they will assist you.
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I was right at 12 weeks and 3 days lmp when I got the Montgomery bumps on my areola's
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milk not drying up I didnt nurse either and i had milk until my son was 6 years old the dr says this is normal try putting cabbage raw cabbage leaves in your bra it helped dry some of my milk up or try Lama Bra http://www.lamabra.com
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Chances are no. Skin will probably sag if there is a change in the breast at all. There are excercises to keep your chest in "good" condition while losing weight.
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Answer There is no risk to you or the baby from your nipple ring as long as you maintain a normal hygiene routine. Many pierced mothers say that there is no need to take the ring out while breast feeding as it has no adverse effect on the baby's ability to 'latch on' and it is less stressful …
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No, the milk comes in response to the change in hormone levels after the delivery of the baby. Milk is not usually secreted in pregnancy. Don't worry if there does not seem to be a lot initially, for the first couple of days you secrete colostrum a very fatty pre-milk, high in calories and antibodi…
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Answer Yes. It is only important that your baby does not eat honey before the age of 1. You can eat honey.
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Answer "how long do women ovulate"Women typically ovulate from the beginning of puberty (all eggs are fully formed at birth, and the change in hormone levels during puberty is what sets off the cycle of releasing them) approximately once every 28 days right up until menopause, which can occur as ear…
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It has been used by midwives for years. Cohosh is supposed to help contractions. Consult with health care provider before use.
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Yes and no. generally when a large breasted woman is coming into her milk, she may have more milk then a woman with small breasts, who is also coming into her milk. This generally settles down when feeding schedules have been more established and the milk production has settled into the supply and …
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Its because you've lost weight while breastfeeding, and has nothing to do with the act of breastfeeding itself.
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Answer Yes. Men have mammary glands but they are dormant and require extreme amounts of artificial female hormone in order to bring them out of dormancy.Men can produce milk in their chests (but only with supplementation of lactation hormones). Theoretically, with these additional hormones, …
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Visit www.llli.org and they have lots of information to help also a good site is www.kellymom.org. there''s a tea that you can buy to increase your milk supply called Mother's Milk Tea. It says on the box to drink it a few times a day. Patriqq's answer: Any herb that increses bodily secretions (in…
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When the fetus has been in the mother's womb for about nine months it will be ready to come out. The fetus decides when it wants to leave its mother's womb. So when the mother's water breaks, it means the baby wants to come out. You know it is coming out when you have your bloody shell. The baby can…
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If I understand the question correctly...No, foremilk is not colostrum. It is milk with less fat. Colostrum only lasts 2-4 days then it is milk.
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It takes about 1-2-3 year's it all depend's! But when the woman ovulate's she is aloud to have sex!? Sex-where a man but his massage in the girl's vagina and the woman's egg turn's into a baby!
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Yes, when done in moderation and timed appropriately, it can be done safely. Read these articles for more information http://pregnancy.answers.com/breastfeeding/cheers-the-scoop-on-liquor-and-lactation-part-one and http://pregnancy.answers.com/breastfeeding/cheers-the-scoop-on-liquor-and-lactation…
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breast milk is best for babies but an alternate is baby formula which still is good for baby because it has all the nutrients, vitamins for development. i think people only say breast milk is best for babies because its convienient, the right temperature, its the easiest way rather than those mothe…
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You cant remove a tattoo unless you go get it surgically done. you could try covering it up if you want... Tay :) love you Brian!
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You should expect some discomfort after having a breast enlargement. This is worse during the first week to two weeks. You will need help around the house as you wont be able to lift anything heavy for up to six weeks. Expect some bruising and swelling to the breasts in the first couple of weeks. Th…
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You allow the baby to root for the nipple, and when the baby's mouth is attached, he will begin to feed.
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The milkman provides a service weekly, rain, snow etc and is not a federal govt worker so you should tip them. Question: do you tip food delivery service to your home? I do, usually $3 each time they deliver. You should figure out a percentage to tip them weekly per your usual standing order: for ex…
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Answer The best way to reduce milk flow is to allow the body to adjust to the changes in feeding. As you reduce how often you feed, your milk flow will adjust accordingly. A mascectomy is not the answer. Your body will do it. Answer: Just reduce feedings one at a time to allow your body to ad…
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It is totally normal to have that during pregnancy but don't pump. To begin pumping too soon before labor begins can lead to premature labor because you can stimulate the hormones and put yourself into early labor. The only time they recommend that is when you are over due.
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Yes, a nursing mother can get pregnant. While breastfeeding does suppress your menstrual cycle, it does not always stop it. If you are not ready to get pregnant again you will need some form or protection. Stay away from the pill or any other kind of birth control that involves hormones as these wil…
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Are you needing to increase it? Just breastfeed often and use something herbal like Breastea.
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At least 19 days from the last time you had unprotected sex. If the result is "Not Pregnant" and you still think you might be pregnant, wait at least 3 days before doing another, because you may have tested too early.
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Answer Not as an autonomic response, but under severe emotional conditions the body might be triggered to do so. There are many cases when mothers were able to breastfeed their adoptive children. There has even been cases in Africa where males were able to breastfeed a child when the mother pass…
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Yes. This happened to me. I stopped breast feeding and a month later when my husband and I were having sex, Breast milk started flowing again. I believe it was due to my hormones and due to the stimulation to my nipples during foreplay. However, as with all medical questions, ASK YOUR DOCTOR at your…
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Heavy Leakage is common, though not all women will ever experience it. It is highly uncommon for colostrum production to get to the point of causing engorgement of the breast, so it may be that if you have been having heavy breastplay during pregnancy, you might actually have come into your milk ear…
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Answer NO ITS A GOOD THING BECAUSE ITS PREPARING YOUR BODY FOR WHAT IT WILL SOON BE DOING AGAIN.. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR It is not bad, it is possible to breastfeed throughout your pregnancy and then tandem nurse the newborn and toddler. You may notice a drop in supply however. Once your milk tu…
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Shrimp is a food that is relatively low in fat. Many people eat shrimp for the protein it providers and as a healthier alternative to red meat.
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Tt taste like many things! For those who have tasted it at an age you can remember, you probably thought it was creamy. Nasty, very very bitter. To a baby it's sweet. Like milk with sugar. It depends what she eats. I have tasted it before and it is kinda like regular milk but a lot more watery. …
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Answer I would think you can take an early response pregnancy test. Because ovulation comes before your period, you wouldn't know without a pregnancy test.
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Answer This is quite common and not unusual at all, Once a womans breasts have produced milk at one stage or another, they may never stop. you should of course, get a checkup with your GP to put your mind at ease though, but its nothing to worry about in most cases.
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I'm not sure of the answer to this question, but i have noticed lately that i am 'relactating'. My little one is 10.5 months old and i had to stop breastfeeding at 2 months due to a lactose intolerance problem and have been on formula ever since. Only in the past couple of days have i noticed a slig…
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Most are done professionally. I believe that they have products off the self for it, but not sure how they do. You can also try something called Tat B Gone to remove a tattoo. It actually fades it away slowly by breaking down the ink in your skin and you keep using it until your tattoo is faded…
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Answer There are many techniques that can be used to dry up your milk and relieve engorgement. Cold cabbage leaves, crushed slightly and placed in your bra until they wilt, will help. Drinking sage or peppermint tea can decrease milk production. Using cold compresses for 20 minutes and takin…
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sa pagkaing tama at sapat, wastong timbang ni baby ang katapat
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Instructions how to storage breast milk How do I storage my Breast Milk? The Basics --Use very clean containers. Glass is best, but plastic and baggie-type bottles can also be used --Express milk into 2- to 4-ounce "single-serve" portions, plus a few extra 1 ounce portions for when your baby w…
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It wont harm any one and if that's your wifes fantisy then talk to her about it  ANSWER:Breast milk is the most nutricious thing you can consume. So have a good time.
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Lactating is when a woman's breasts fill with milk in preparation to breastfeed a baby.
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If a woman is lactating when not pregnant, then she may have high levels of a hormone called prolactin. Prolactin is primarily responsible for the lactation response in women who are pregnant. However, if the levels of the hormone are abnormally high, then a woman's breasts can emit a milky substanc…
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Men can fairly easily by taking herbs like fenugreek, fennel, saw palmetto, and Pueraria Mirifica. After taking those herbs for a few months you need to perform nipple stimulation and within a few days you should begin to produce milk. how much milk depends on the amount of stimulation.
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People sweat mostly in the day. Sweat glands are less active at night. In order to prvent excessive sweating during the day, apply deodrant at night :) Perspirex deodrant works really well. If you are worried about excessive sweating, but don't want to go to a doctor, you can buy perspirex from any …
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ANSWER: Everthing below is correct, but there is more. Breastfeeding is how a baby is SUPPOSED to eat. Formula should only be used in the rare case where a mother is unable to breastfeed (which is more rare than people think it is), in adoption cases, or in a situation where the mother dies. It a…
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you get breast milk mostly when you are reagent because it is very usual to feed your baby your milk when it comes out but before Any of that the Doctor will tell you what kind of milk you should give your baby so it does not get ill.
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Not 100% sure what you are looking for here. Clearly the breasts will grow in size because of the room required to hold the milk that is produced. There are also health benefits for your breasts including a decreased chance of breast cancer. If you are thinking about the breast changing and maybe g…
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it's easy.first give one of them and hold that breast and if you want , kiss that so lovely then like a baby suck that nipple and enjoy ;-)
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No. Breast milk is only produced by hormones in the body after a baby is born.
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the breastfeeding explains the tenderness and the cramping, so for now no worries but if you have any other signs get a test and check it out, best of luck
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it comes out from the nippleMost importantly, the breasts produce milk in relationship to the stimulation they receive from suckling. As the baby nurses, this action directs the milk ducts to produce more milk for the next time the child is hungry. This is a perfect example of supply and demand.
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Anyone can drink breast milk at anytime.
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i never been pregnant but when i squeeze my breast it forms milk. Answer Can you expand on the question please? my son is 9mos old i stopped leakin 7mos ago it started bak up iv done 2hpt but wer neg cud i be preg? i also have p.c.o.s scists on my overies, plz help me,,, Snukem xxxx
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Dont do it just to be cool. mmmmmk.
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Answer Depends on your diet and on your baby. If you had a healthy pregnancy diet then no, but you should add a little more... There are two sets of figures for the additional calorie intake required after three months. Group 1 mothers are those whose breast milk no longer supplies all or most…
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Answer Well, girls secret little amount of breast milk even before pregnancy. it may come out while pressing them. its nothing to worry about.
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The best way is to become pregnant to have a baby.
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Breast Leakage If the fluid only appears when breasts are squeezed and you are not lactating, then it is less likely that it is caused by cancer. If the fluid is clear and like an egg-white, colored or bloody, only on one side, and leaks without squeezing then it must be checked as these are canc…
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It's a yellow-y white. Like a dark ivory.
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Yes, Daniel Angerer has proven that breast milk can be used in recipes to make cheese.
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so that when you fart, the gas can come out there and that's why youre always the first to smell your fart. because the gas comes out so close to your face.
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Answer Yes. I would not recommend stopping breastfeeding until your baby is ready, but you can stop for a short time to allow your period to start again and then continue breastfeeding for your baby's health.
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Breast milk by far Answer: Breastmilk is ALWAYS superior to any kind of formula. They have yet to figure out a way to make something that beats Mother Nature and I doubt they ever will. Plus, it's free and is always at the right temperature.Don't forget about the importance of the bonding occurr…
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