How often should you nurse your baby or pump breast milk?
You should nurse the baby every time he/she is hungry. The baby will suck his fist, stick out his tongue, or get fussy when he's hungry. A newborn will likely want to nurse every two hours. If you use a bottle for some of the feedings, you should pump at the same time the baby eats. This will encourage your breasts to make milk in the right quantities and at the right times for your child.
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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 ha…ve old-fashioned wet nurses. I think this varies with each individual woman. But speaking from experience, after my second child I could still squeeze milk out after almost two years. however this was not the case after ant of my other pregnancies. I don't think I can add anymore knowledge to this topic, but I just recently noticed that I am still producing breastmilk and my son is 3 and a half. I never noticed it before, not that I have squeezed my nipples to check. From what I have read on the internet, it can be caused by birth control pills cause it increases your hormones (which I just recently went back on).........its weird and why didn't anyone tell me this could happen! J. It is quite common to continue to produce milk up to 20+ years after stopping breastfeeding in small amounts. As long as you continue to breastfeed you will make milk. I nursed my daughter for 2 1/2 years and produced milk the entire time. (MORE)
\n. \n Answer \n. \n. \nColostrum can be from a Yellowish color to white, and foremilk and hindmilk generally white to a bluish color.
Yes. It is easier for a woman who has had a baby to produce milklater but it has been known for women who have never been pregnantto breastfeed an adopted baby. However if you are not trying tofeed a baby and are producing milk you should see a doctor as youmay have a hormone imbalance.
breast milk is best for babies but an alternate is baby formulawhich 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 itsconvienient, the right temperature, its the easiest way rather thanthose mothers wh…o cant be bothered getting up and making a bottle.Answer What an unintelligent reply, Breastmilk is best overall,Formula will NEVER be as nutritionally whole as breastmilk is, thefact that they add stuff like Fish and other animals to formula toincrease the nutritional benefits is enough to turn most mothersinto breastfeeding advocates. Formula was never infact meant to bean alternate, infact it was meant to be created as an emergencyonly supplement in the chance that the baby would not breastfeed,and there were no wetnurses available to nurse the child. The otherfact is that your answer most likely does not relate to thequestion at all as the asker might also be wanting to know ifToddlers or children could also drink it, heck they might also beasking if adults could... all of which is Yes, they can. Answer: According to the World Health Organization, mothers shouldbegin breastfeeding their babies within an hour of birth andbreastfeed them exclusively for six months. (MORE)
This decision is completely personal and no one should tell you when is the right time to stop breastfeeding. Some women stop after a few months others after years. I personally breastfeed for two full years, but I have clients and friends that breastfeed until the child was 3 and 4 years old.. It …is a personal decision and you should follow your spirit and your baby's personal development. (MORE)
Answer . Like a human baby every 4 hrs or so. But make sure u dont give it huge quantities cause little puppies dont know when to stop and get a bad tummy due to over eating. So feed them often but in small quantities.
Answer 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 bon…ding occurring between mother and child while breastfeeding. This closeness is almost as important as the the nutritional value of breastmilk. It is far better to have your child bond with you than with a plastic bottle. Also, don't discount the health benefits to the mother when she nurses. Weight loss, faster recuperation from pregnancy, and breast cancer prevention to name just a few benefits. (MORE)
It's best to research it on LLLI.org. They have the latest up to date info on breastmilk and all the advantages. if you knew what they did to cows milk to make it suitable for babies then you' never use it.
It's different for everyone - some in the first month and others in the last month
sitting in a room: 4-6 hours, in refrigerator: fresh milk: 4-5 days--thawed milk: 24 hours, refrigerator freezer: 3-6 months, separate deep freezer: 6-12 months. (Don't store the milk in the door of the fridge or the fridge freezer, the temp. changes whenever the door is opened.)
If you continue to offer a newborn the breast from the time of birth and do not supplement with formula you will have an adequate supply of breast milk until you stop offering the breast. Breast milk is supplied based on demand. If the newborn/child suckles for it, your breasts will continue to prod…uce milk indefinitely. (MORE)
YES!!!! . Although it's extremely rare! In case a baby shows an allergic reaction to breast mik, it is more likely that it reacts to foods which the mother eats, as they pass through the breast milk into the baby's digestive system.. On many sites (especially on forums) you read that "babies are … never allergic to breast milk". This is NOT true! It is very rare though. There is a genetic disease called methylmalonic acidaemia ( MMA ). This condition means that the baby is unable to breakdown protein and thus the protein in the milk is poisoning the whole body. This is a very serious situation and can eventually result in the babies death, if the breastfeeding continues (see http://www.itv.com/Lifestyle/ThisMorning/Health/AllergictoBreastMilk123/default.html).. More info here: http://children-allergy.com/is-your-baby-allergic-to-your-breastmilk . In very rare cases a mother's immune system can create antibodies (transmitted through the breast milk) that can be harmful to her baby. In that rare case, the baby cannot continue breastfeeding and the mother will be offered a shot by her medical doctor to prevent this kind of immune response in future childbearing. Again that's very rare, and the number one symptom of that is SEVERE jaundice.. If you suspect that your child is suffering from food-allergy you should consult with your pediatrician. Unfortunately many pediatricians are reluctant to conclude that a child is allergic to food. Your may have to fight your corner. Also many are hesitant to tell a mother to drop things from her diet, because they're concerned about her nutrition. Stand your ground and if your pediatrician refuses to listen to your concerns, you can ask to be referred to an allergist. (MORE)
I have had to this myself and this is the method I used. You need to express breast milk between feedings when the baby will not be nursing. For example, if your baby feeds every 4 hours, you can manually express or pump milk 2 hours after the baby has eaten. This would also be 2 hours before your …baby feeds again allowing for refilling of the breast before the next feeding. If your baby sleeps at a long interval at a certain time, such as nap or bedtime, you should try to express the milk then. After doing this for a few days, you will begin to produce more milk than your baby needs so you can start to store some. You need to make sure that your milk supply does not decrease when going back to work, though. If you are gone for many hours, you may need to pump milk at some time during your shift, depending on how long your shift is and whether or not you have noticed having less milk. You may also experience leaking or engorgement while away from baby, as I had this problem. I used to take some sterilized bottles with me to work and manually express once or twice on breaks. I would then put the bottles into a lunchbox in the refrigerator to take home to add to my supply. This helped me to have an adequate supply while working long hours away from my baby. After getting yourself used to this routine, it will take less time to express the milk. It used to take me about 5-8 minutes to fill an 8oz. bottle. Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/When_do_you_espress_breast_milk_when_you_want_to_combine_breast_feeding_with_feeding_your_baby_with_expressed_milk#ixzz1HFRVa1Bi . (MORE)
as often as it feels good. you know, you could probably find someone to milk i for ya
Just about everything! Mother's milk is the perfect food. It is always sterile, at the right temperature, is much more nutritious than any substitute, and helps build the baby's immune system and prevent allergies. The opportunity to bond with the child while feeding is also something not to be m…issed. (MORE)
Mostly because it's the food nature designed to feed human infants. The mom also passes on certain immunities to her infant through breast milk. The colostrum secreted before the milk actually comes in helps mature the newborn's gut. It contains the right percentage of fat for the baby. It's right t…here, doesn't have to be heated up, doesn't cost anything, and there's no paraphernalia to mess with. (MORE)
Breastmilk overall is a healthier choice and contains natural ingredients, that are not just supplements found in formula. Breastfeeding has also been proven to reduce the risk of babies developing allergies. Breastfeeding can also reduce the number of and severity of conditions such as ear infectio…ns, bacterial meningitis and has even been proven to reduce the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) and asthma. (MORE)
Yes! Without the use of a breast pump the milk can and will dry up...not good. Pumping encourages more production, so pump and feed and pump. take a break. feed, pump, feed. pump, feed, pump. feed, pump, feed.. you get the idea.
it is not uncommon for that area to be sore from all the action taking place in that general area.
Actual breast nipples are easily infected when nursing-get some medication. Breast soreness between the breasts sounds abnormal or like you are anemic or should be. taking a break from it. Ask your doctor right away.
Colostrum, the liquid that is so full of nutrients, antibodies, etc. and is so vital for newborns, usually lasts about the first two weeks and begins immediately--breast milk follows that for as long as you keep breastfeeding and drink enough fluids.
My child is consistently waking at night to nurse and I'm not sure if it's due to hunger or habit. How often and how many ounces of breast milk should a nine month old be eating each day?
It's quite normal for a breastfed baby to be waking through the night at nine months of age. On-demand feeding is the best way to maintain a good milk supply.
A woman can start lactating without becoming pregnant. This process is called induced lactation. Many women have done this when planning for adoption of an infant. This process involves stimulation of the nipples multiple times a day for a period of weeks. This stimulation usually in the form of a b…reast pump can be augmented with prescription medication. There are a couple of different drug regimens that your doctor can give. You will have to discuss your adoption plans and time table with your doctor to make sure that all the hormones used to start lactation are out of your system prior to the adopted baby coming home. (MORE)
As long as you are no taking any medication that may be harmful to your baby (ask your doctor or pharmacist) you should continue to breastfeed if you are sick. Your baby will see the benefit of this because you will pass on precious antibodies to your child as your body fights your illness, which gi…ves your child a much better chance of fighting off the illness themselves should they contract it. (MORE)
All of them are a poor second choice to breast milk. Stay with what works best, mother's milk.
-The very best supply of quality nutrition that is tailor made for the individual child tuned into the child's growing and changing needs. -Antibodies that are free and safe and again made to order for the needs of the young life. -Emotional connection with the most important person in the baby'…s life, the mother. -Prolonged and regular physical contact. This kind of contact gives the baby the reassurance that it is loved and cared for. -A tangible sign of a mother's love. A mere plastic bottle filled with mass produced chemicals can never be as good as what comes naturally! Breast is BEST! (MORE)
You have an 18 day old yorkie puppy He is not nursing How much puppy milk replacer should you give the puppy and how often?
First of all, you need to ask yourself why is the pup not nursing? Try taking out all the other pups and just leave in the one who is not nursing and see if he will nurse then. If not, then you should take that pup to your Vet to make sure he is ok health wise before you do anything else. Make sure …he is nice and warm. He should be offered a puppy milk replacer such as Esbilac every 4-6 hours at that age (use a human baby bottle, works better). At 3 weeks of age you could start offering the entire litter a mushed up dish of soaked (until very very soft and mushy) puppy food with some canned evaporated milk or canned goats milk, both diluted one part milk to one part water). Do not use regular cow's milk, is not good for them and will cause diarrhea. If you do get some diarrhea, after starting them on this, then add a little human baby dry rice cereal and mix up into the gruel. Just make sure this gruel is nice and soft at first and enough liquid in it so they can lap it up plus chew a little too. As time goes on, you can make the puppy food drier and drier. Make sure to use a good name puppy food. Don't forget to deworm the pups too at 4 weeks, 6 weeks and a final dose at 8 weeks. (MORE)
Can you store breast milk in the refrigerator after pumping it until your ready to feed your baby instead of storing it in the freezer?
after so many hours in the refrigerator it will sour. i want to say you can up to 48 hours but I'm not positive. it has been six years since i had my last child.
I'm A mom of 2 and I breastfed both them and it hurts. They suck so hard on your nipples
If this were to happen you would continue to produce milk, as normal. Your first baby would continue to receive the same milk as normal. However, immediately after the second baby is born the milk will return to colostrum (the very thick first milk for new born babies) for a few days in order to giv…e the newborn exactly what it needs. This happens because when the placenta is delivered it triggers the release of the hormone in your brain which tells your body to produce colostrum. After 2/3/4 days the milk will return to full breast milk.. (MORE)
I assume by not satisfying the baby you mean you are questioning if your child is getting enough milk. There are three things to watch. The first is proper breast feeding technique. If you have any question about this, get the counsel of a good lactation consultant. She can help coach you through th…is time. Often, babies have growth spurts where the mother's breast milk supply has to play catch up with how much milk the baby needs. Secondly, are you getting enough good food in your own diet? If in doubt, eat lots of green vegetables, plenty of fruits, and whole grains. Don't let yourself get sidetracked by following advice that requires some "special and better" foods or supplements. Eating the good stuff that nature has for us is the best. And yes, don't forget to drink plenty of water. Third and last is the issue of adequate breast stimulation. If your baby is not patient and quickly moves away from your breast, you may not be getting enough stimulation from your child's suckling to give your breasts the message that more milk is needed. If this is the case, your lactation consultant may recommend that you use a breast pump to provide the stimulation needed. Hope this helps, let me know. (MORE)
They nurse many times a day but must be with their mother until it is time to ween the puppies
Yes you should throw away the contaminated milk and sanitize the pump according to the manufacturer's instruction before using it again.
Sickness, diahrrea (or however its spelled...) maybe a rash. Its not usually the breast milk itself that causes the allergy but its an allergy to something the mother has eaten. Traces of this are passed on to the baby through the milk. If you can work out what it is and the mother stops eating it s…he will be fine to breast feed. (MORE)
The first 4 days are the most critical for nursing. New born puppies must receive the vital colostrum milk within 12 hours, so that natural immunities are passed from mother to pup, but is most effective in the first couple of hours of birth. After this pups should be feeding roughly every 2 hours… for the first few days but this will start to reduce to 3 and 4 hours leading up to weaning stage. During the first 7 days you should be available 24/7 for your pups as you need to be able to spot any weaker pups, particularly in larger litters. You may also want to partially handfeed some puppies in a large litter so mum doesn't get drained. (MORE)
Breast milk passes on the immunity to diseases etc that the mother has built up over her lifetime. Additionally, it is nutritionally better than 'formula' milk.
When colostrum comes in during late pregnancy, your nipples can leak it. However, you should NOT pump before you are considered full term, as pumping simulates breastfeeding, which in turn causes your uterus to contract. The contraction of the uterus by way of nipple stimulation (breastfeeding/pumpi…ng) can cause you to go into Pre-Term labor, before your baby is ready to be born. (MORE)
You should not consume breast milk (unless an infant) or any of the following actions: cook, clean, store for more than one week in a refrigerator, keep for more than 10 hours at room temp and do not microwave it.
Baby bunnies, called "kits", nurse only once, or twice a day. Don't worry if you don't see the doe,(mommy rabbit), nursing them. They often nurse when your not around. The doe also nurses standing up, they don't nurse laying down like a dog or cat.
Generally speaking you want to pump every 2 to 3 hours for fifteen minutes at a time. Many exclusively pumping moms find that their breast milk supply will drop over time. If it does you will want to use something like Breastea. Then just keep pumping 15 minutes at a time.
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Nurse, nurse, nurse! It is all about supply and demand, the more baby nurses, the more your body will make. If you think your supply is low, just nurse more. Babies get fussy a lot, it does not indicate that you are not making enough milk. So long as babe is having lots of wet diapers, then you are …making enough. If you supplement with formula, you can damage your milk supply. Look into taking fenugreek and blessed thistle, they are all natural and healthy for babe and mom. Also, oatmeal seems to increase supply. Peppermint can be a big sabotage to supply as well, so it is best to avoid it. (MORE)
It can't unless the milk is scalding hot..which it isn't, fresh breast milk is usually the body temperature of the mother, which is perfect for the baby
as breast milk passes antibodies to a baby it may for any reason affect the skin color
A woman can certainly do this. This process is called inducedlactation. Do a quick search on the web and you will find a greatdeal of information about it. Most of the process involved ininducing lactation is stimulating the woman's breast by means of abreast pump 6 to 8 times a day. From what I hav…e read, those womenwho stay diligent to that kind of schedule begin to produce milkwithin a few weeks. Most of the women who do this are in theprocess of adopting an infant and want to give the new member oftheir family the benefits of being breast fed. Generally, thosebabies also have to be fed formula as the adoptive mother usuallyhas a hard time producing enough milk for the baby to thrive. Theother group of women who induce lactation do so for a verydifferent reason. Their purpose of bringing in their milk is toshare it with their husband. This is called an Adult NursingRelationship. While this may sound odd to many people, those whocommit themselves to this find a great deal of joy and bondingtogether. But whatever your reason for inducing breast milk takeheart, it may take a bit of work but it is possible and will bringfulfillment to your life. (MORE)
A breastfeeding mother can use a breast pump to express milk, which can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days, or in a freezer for 6 months. this can be fed to the baby from a bottle or cup, although some babies are reluctant to drink from a bottle or cup if they are used to breastfeeding.
Yes, size does not matter when it comes to lactating. Your bodywill produce what your baby needs.
The Evenflo breast pump allows you to retrieve milk outside of when your baby is nursing and store it in bottles. It allows you the natural nutrients available from breastfeeding well allowing you to switch your child over to bottles.
Medela breast pumps are highly rated and have a wide selection of types and configurations. The best breast pump is partly a matter of personal choice.
Breast milk is always best - as it contains natural nutrients, andantibodies to boost the baby's immune system. Formula - is onlyintended as a substitute - for use when breast-feeding is notpractical, not as a full-time replacement !