Breast milk benefits

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Avatar f tn I haven't gotten any breast milk come out yet, why?? I really really want to breast feed my little one && I'm scared milk won't come out is there anything I can help myself with to produce it ? Anything I need to eat or do ?
1123420 tn?1350564758 I really want my baby to have breast milk for the first month or so, but really can't imagine actually breast feeding, so I was thinking about just pumping it.. I don't know the first thing about it. So is that any different, does it break the bond? Does it hurt any less? I have absolutely no idea, so if you could help me with these questions, or let me know other things that I need to know, I'd really appreciate it. Thank you!!
Avatar n tn Formula provides perfectly adequate nutrition but does not have all the immunity benefits of breast milk. Breast feeding also reduces the future risks of some cancers for mom. But you have to be really committed, the first 4 - 6 weeks are hard work but then after that it gets much easier, find a breastfeeding class in your area so you can prepare as best as you can. That said formula or breastfeeding the first six weeks of any newborns life is very demanding.
4981292 tn?1381260405 It's better to feed straight from your breast. Pumping the milk and bottle feeding makes the milk lose a lot of it's nutrients. And I'm pretty sure you would still lose weight.
1342751 tn?1287876215 Hey there, I am not 100% but, I leaked colostrum occasionally from about 28 weeks, and I still produced it after birth, BUT, if you express your milk for your partner, it would most likely kick off your milk supply and therefore you would be producing actual milk and not colostrum and your baby wouldn't get all the benefits of it.
Avatar f tn Well I'll breastfeed exclusively until I go back to work and than I pump so the baby can still get the benefits of the breast milk. WAY cheaper than having to buy formula. Especially now that you can get a free pump from your insurance due to the changes in insurance laws from obama care (or whatever the politically correct name is). Plus I read you might be able to take off cost of nursing supplies on taxes (you have to spend a certain amount on them). Can't do any of that with formula.
296340 tn?1336167601 Now my milk is decreasing since he not want to take breast anymore. I really want to have my boy breast feeding at least 6 months. He is now not even 3 months and my milk almost gone. Any suggestions or ideas that help me keep my milk?
249534 tn?1189759430 That is in breast milk that isn't in formula? Why do they say that breast milk is so much better? Is it still okay for my babies to be formula fed, will they miss out on something that they really need? Thanks ladies!
1330108 tn?1333680904 Breastmilk benefits premature babies. Breast milk is the best medicine for all babies including the premature.48,49 A mother's body will automatically produce milk that is specially designed to nourish her premature baby.23 Breast milk improves a premature baby's immune system defenses, digestion, brain development, and overall growth.48-54 Breast milk helps to prevent infection and even death in the premature baby.
Avatar f tn I'm all for supplementing if you need or want to, it worked great for my daughter and they still get lots of benefits from any breast milk.
Avatar m tn its a little more complicated but atleast she'll get the benefit, even for as long as you do it for- every bit of breast milk helps and delivers benefits so as long as you feel you can keep it up. Hope this helps.
Avatar f tn There really isn't a formula out their for an infant that provides the same benefits as breast milk plus breast milk is a lot healthier and safer for your baby.
Avatar f tn So formula babies are just as cute and happy as breast fed babies.
Avatar f tn Everyone says the first 2 or so weeks are very painful for mama. But, breast milk helps with brain development and building a strong immune system. My doctor it is one of the absolute most important things you can do for your baby. Plus, it helps with bonding! I am praying I have no problems bf!
Avatar n tn Is it like saying just taking longer birth control pills? What are the side effects? What are the benefits? Has FDA approved? Where i can search more about Yaz? Will it affect my future plan of having a healthy pregnancy? Also, i was told if i do want to get pregnant, i should wait 6 months after taking the birth control pills. is that true?
Avatar f tn MY friend just had her daughter she's two months she was breastfeeding but stopped said she wasn't producing enough milk I want to breast feed also work so I'm planning to pump I really don't want to formula feed my son how can I make sure I have that milk supply coming in besides I heard it had lots of benefits for me and my son like low risk of SIDS and my sons dads oldest son died from SIDS and also I know it will help me loss weight so I don't want to give up on breastfeeding I need to know
274158 tn?1276350787 fyi... when warming breast milk do not use overly hot water as they say this will kill off all t he benefits of the milk ( the antibodies) warm it with warm water but not boiling. I defrost mine in running warm water if I use the whole bay or defrost ini the fridge. They also say freeze only 2oz at at time they will defrost faster and waste less! but only t hing more bags, and they are expensive..
4715985 tn?1371586597 However, other immune factors in breastmilk will give baby some protection from chicken pox. Per Dr. Jack Newman (inHow Breast Milk Protects Newborns), “Free fatty acids present in milk can damage the membranes of enveloped viruses, such as the chicken pox virus, which are packets of genetic material encased in protein shells.” The secretory IgA in breastmilk has also been shown to be active against the chicken pox virus in vitro.
Avatar n tn I wanted her to get all the benefits of the breast milk so my husband and I made a decision to have me pump and feed her through the bottle for the first year. The problem is that she is underweight- in the 25th percentile. My husband blames me and says my breastmilk is the reason she is not gaining weght. He makes me feel so guilty. I am trying to do the best for her. I had it with all his snide remarks about putting her on formula.
Avatar f tn What are some pros and cons on breastfeeding? I really want to breast feed.
Avatar f tn After every feeding, clean your nipples and let it dry and put nipple cream bc you can develop an infection and it hurts bad. Best of luck, dont give up bc breast milk is for your baby.
Avatar f tn I'm so nerves if I'm gonna be doin everything right or not. And I heard its best if I breast feed. But I also heard if I do breast feed my breast are going to be destroyed.
Avatar f tn You really can't compare the two, there are so many nutrients in breast milk. Formula companies can't even come close to creating anything that can compare.
Avatar f tn It is cheaper, readily available at the right temperature for baby amd less prep work and cleaning, in the long run it lowers your risk for ovarian cancer and breast cancer, body was made to do it, milk is made according to what baby needs, if baby is getting sick your body will put antibodies in the milk to fight it, baby gets your antibodies as protection while they are too little for shots, on and in and on...
Avatar f tn Oh and once you start breast feeding and you get your milk in you should grow a little more maybe lots more jus depends and maybe than you will feel more confident about your self.
Avatar f tn Worldwide the average weaning age is 4-5 years old. Breast milk offers amazing benefits to older babies and toddlers even into the preschool years. Weaning because of what other people think is "appropriate" instead of going by what is best for baby... that's shocking and sad to me. My son could tell me in sign that he wanted to nurse at just a few months old - I never thought that I should deny him just because he could tell me what he needed.