Dr Stuppy addresses over and under supply of breastmilk, normal weight loss, engorgement, bowel movements, and nipple confusion in Over and Under Supply of Breast Milk..
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Breastfeeding is one of the most important things you can do for your baby. Here are a few guidelines and suggestions to help you.
Many mothers need to take medications while breastfeeding. Most medications are safe while breastfeeding.
When you collect and store breast milk properly, you will help your baby receive the benefits of breast milk. Follow these guidelines so your breast milk will keep most of its nutrients and disease-fighting ability.
Mastitis is an inflammation or infection of the breast tissue around the milk ducts. Symptoms may include a tender or painful, reddened, warm or hardened area on your breast (usually on only one breast). You may also have a fever (101º or above) and chills, feel very tired, have a headache and experience overall achiness.
It is not uncommon to experience some nipple tenderness in the first week of breastfeeding a new baby. Severe nipple pain or long lasting pain is not normal and needs to be treated.
The best ways to increase your milk supply depend upon breast stimulation. You can put your baby to the breast for more feedings and / or express milk using a breast pump. Breast stimulation helps increase levels of the hormone prolactin. Prolactin is known as the “milk hormone” and helps initiate and increase your milk supply.
Good nutrition for you and your baby can be achieved by following these simple instructions while breastfeeding.
To decide which type of breast pump is best for you, ask yourself these questions. Find out how to get your insurance carrier to help with the cost of the breast pump.