Breast milk iron

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Avatar n tn I am wondering if this is too much iron that can lead to iron overdose. I am also wondering if the iron is absorbed into my breastmilk and if it is too much for my baby.
Avatar f tn You think if I eat salad it will make my breast milk taste funny ? I heard something about broccoli making baby fussy or something . What about salad ? Also I know during pregnancy there was like pregnancy "super food" like strawberries & a few others . Any tips for breast feeding diets ? I want to have the best breast milk ever !
Avatar f tn I was given Ferros Sulfate(iron pills) and the nurse said don't take it with milk, some sort of chemical reaction, it is however ok to take it 30 mins after you've had milk..
Avatar f tn I bottle feed expressed breast milk and supplement with formula. Her pediatrician said if she drops below 16 ounces of formula she'll need a vitamin. I'm short about ten ounces a day to feed breast milk alone but I've been power pumping and I think my supply is increasing. My question is whether I should feed her all I'm pumping and supplement what is needed with formula, or should I feed her the 16 ounces formula and freeze the excess breast milk?
809479 tn?1238438914 I never had this problem but the baby might be drinking different becasue of how it is laid on the breast. Try to hold the baby the other direction on that breast for a while to see if it changes the sucking pattern. You can always build up enough to feed a side at a time instead of switching each feed. I had to do this. But the last thing you need to do is try some mothers milk tea and Fenugreek which builds the milk supply. It works great and thest things together should work.
470885 tn?1326332637 and at 1 year I had Elijah on milk only. If you're breast feeding still *I* don't see a problem with you mixing breast milk and cow's milk to see if he'll take a bottle or sippy that way. I also put the cow's milk in a sippy only, and at 11 months when I started mixing I started using the sippy, Elijah was off the bottle completely at a year old, drinking milk from a sippy cup.
Avatar n tn They say at 7 weeks the average weight is 9 3/4 pounds. They also suggest that the baby get breast milk or formula only until she is eating solid foods, for that sodium/electrolyte dropping reason.
Avatar m tn the doctor was very clear that i was not anemic-my iron levels were normal. she did not give me a clear answer about why my b12 levels were low then. i would rather fix the problem of what is causing the low b12. any information would be greatly appreciated. thanks!
Avatar n tn 0C] to tumors and large metastases. Anti-iron slow blood loss (even 75%) [hemoglobin control], anti-iron goat milk diet and anti-iron drinking water containing hydrogen sulfide can neutralize any micrometastases and isolated tumor cells. ; http://www.medhelp.
Avatar f tn I drink a lot of milk a day because I'm going to be breast feeding and I heard drinking milk and eating cheese helps. How healthy is it to drink milk while pregnant? How much does the baby get from it and also I'm a huge coffee drinker lol I'm 37 weeks pregnant. Is it okay to drink coffee now or while breast feeding?
Avatar f tn Breast milk is a baby's natural food, and it changes with them as they grow. It also gives them antibodies to many diseases. Formula will nourish a baby just fine, but you may have to try a couple to get a good fit. For example too much iron in the formula can make a baby constipated. Also, diapering is a lot more pleasant on a baby that is exclusively breastfed - much less odor, which leads me to believe they're using more of the breast milk than they do the formula.
Avatar f tn If you are NOT pregnant--the source of your breast milk leakage/buildup is probably an imbalance of a certain hormone, I think prolactin? Anyway, a blood test could detect that immediately! You also sound as though you may be anemic (deficiency in iron) which is causing your low energy and fatigue. This could also be helped by taking iron supplements. You should get a complete physical and bloodwork.
Avatar n tn I agree that baby needs formula/breast milk at this point...that's why I mentioned that it was a bit early compared to my daughter and what we went through, and that I thought she should speak to her daughter's ped. Don't stop typing-while I love getting everyone's advice, I especially appreciate those with the experience and knowledge to go with the advice (like you).
1454858 tn?1306787978 Does this mean I won't produce much milk? Breast size has NOTHING to do with milk production. There are small chested women who produce more milk than they need and large breasted women who have supply issues. 2.) Any pointers for breastfeeding, should I have adequate milk supply? Breastfeed immediately after birth and on demand or atleast every 2-3 hours. You can always pump after each nursing session. Make sure you stay well hydrated.
Avatar f tn The phytates in soy milk may block the absorption of certain minerals, including magnesium, calcium, iron and zinc. Magnesium is the most important co factor of vitamin D deficiency so this could explains how the vitamin D deficiency may occur. I came across an article on pros and cons of phytic acid however. Hmmm. O_o "Critics of soymilk claim that phytates inhibit calcium absorption, and should be avoided.
475555 tn?1469307939 also if you do indulge in chocolate or coffee..take milk or tums with it...and the iron absorption will be blocked. even the decaff black tea has tannin, so it works well with the evening meal. too much calcium can bind one up so be sure and take your PPC and lactulose. also do not take tums in the meal you take Riba in. when looking at lists remember that the amount of iron in a food is not the same as the absorbable amount...Absorption is what you need to focus on.
Avatar n tn i'm sorry, but your daughter should not be on whole milk. it's formula or breast milk until a year. is your ped aware? if you have trouble paying for formula you can seek assistance. your baby is not getting the nutrients she needs! this is very serious. to answer your question- do not put cookies in her milk. she should not be getting cookies in any form. don't feel bad- she doesn't know what she's doing. i feel like you need to be educated on infant nutrition.
121828 tn?1333468091 Are you giving your dd anything else special to make up for the lack of high iron levels in whole milk (compared to formula)? I heard that iron deficiency is sometimes a problem when switching.
162279 tn?1270604959 But my ds was worth it he is so much healthier (he was thinning pretty fast on breast milk). The reason whole milk is bad at 9 months is the lack of nutrients. But if your friend truly can't afford formula maybe she should look into wic. I think when they say you can introduce milk at 9 months i don't think they mean to replace formula with it, just get them used to it.
Avatar n tn He had some weird episodes of breaking out in hives for no apparant reason and the doctors figured I had eaten something with milk in it that got transferred into my breast milk which caused the reaction. The scary thing is the more your child is exposed the worse the symptoms will get. It might not be a bad idea to switch your baby to nutramagen. That is what we put my son on and he thrived on it.
Avatar f tn Use it as an alternative if ur baby does fine with formula then keep him on formula but breast is best . I couldn't breast feed my boys but im hoping I can breast feed emma.
Avatar n tn also, children that age need a lot of iron in their diet, something found in formula. if the child is on cow's milk there is not that added iron and they greatly run the risk of becoming anemic which is life threatening.
Avatar m tn Dairy 4 feedings a day –Milk or breast milk (4oz), cheese (½ oz), yogurt (½ cup), or cottage cheese (¼ cup). Starch 4 feedings a day – Cereal (¼ cup), pasta (¼ cup), rice (¼ cup), bread (½ slice), or crackers (2). Fruits & Vegetables 4 feedings a day – Fruits (including 100% juice limited to only 4-6ozs) & Vegetables (¼ cup). Protein source 2 feedings a day – Meat or fish (1oz), egg (1), or beans (¼ cup).
279473 tn?1222144363 My mother has given me some grief about even giving the baby a bottle with breast milk in it!! Go figure! anyway, it's your decision. I would not look at you any different and you will NOT be a bad mother for bottle feeding.
Avatar f tn You feed breast milk first since rice cereal really donesn't have much rel nutrional value and you need to make sure your baby get milk before solid. Cereal is for letting babies try out "real" food and experiment texture, etc.
5624774 tn?1374288125 I've read a big concern with switching to cow's milk is a lack of iron and babies becoming anemic but she is on an iron supplement and a multivitamin. What do you guys think??
8256587 tn?1399901106 I have had a previous history with lumps in the same breast because 9 years ago I had a blocked milk duct which was aspirated. I take it that the aspiration was just a quick fix and a temporary solution...?
Avatar n tn i change that breast pad 4 times as much as the right breast. when i manually express that breast, it literally SHOOTS out like a THICK THICK stream and everyone i have shown is like holy **** is ridiculous! when i breast feed on the right breast the left one leaks so ridiculously bad that i have to put a burp cloth up there and it gets SOAKED. my son also chokes on it sometimes.
Avatar f tn I tend to follow the latest recommendations of the Canadian Ped. Society, which is breast milk for 2 years (I only make it to about 18 months) no solids before six months. I know that we were given solids much earlier and that we are fine. I just view it from a natural point of other words look at mammals, they only nurse until their children are able to it makes sense to me to raise my off spring that way.