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Questions tagged [breastfeeding]

Breastfeeding, breast milk, lactation, the infant's needs, the mother's needs, pumping, storing/freezing, effects on immune system, and more. See also the tags [feeding] and [eating].

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How to breastfeed exclusively in a joint custody situation

I have a friend who is single and finds herself pregnant unexpectedly. She and the father have no relationship at this point and don’t plan to, other than co-parenting, from separate households. It ...
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Bottles at night are bad for teeth but what about breastfeeding?

I’d say that most people know that putting kids to bed with a bottle of milk will cause tooth decay but what about older babies and toddlers who fall asleep at the breast? My daughter is the most ...
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Giving expressed breast milk at the same time of day that it was expressed

My partner believes that it is beneficial for our baby to be given expressed breast milk at the same time of day that the milk was expressed e.g. milk expressed in the evening would ideally be given ...
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2 month old doesn't cry in the middle of the night for food, only smacks her lips or sucks on her hand

My 2 month old doesn't often cry when she is hungry, especially in the middle of the night. In the night, more often I awake, and hear her smacking her lips or trying to feed on her hand. Sometimes ...
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Is it normal that my 2.5-year-old son still likes breastfeeding?

I have been breastfeeding my son since he was born up to now at 2 years old. I noticed that he really enjoys being fed and playing with my nipple. When he gets upset and I hold him, he will put his ...
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Helping a Tension Increaser Sleep at Night without Feeding

My husband and I will be traveling overseas for a wedding separate from our 10-month-old when he is around 11.5 months; baby will be with my parents. At the time we made the decision, he was sleeping ...
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Toddler won't settle down with dad

Our child is 1.5 years old. He has been sleeping next to his mum in a crib since birth and has grown up to be very attached to her, but as my wife has chronic diseases she gets too exhausted because ...
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5-month-old breast-fed baby is regressing on her sleeping pattern after given formula milk

I have been sharing about my baby's sleep problem 2 months ago, but now things have taken a worse turn from what I can tell. My baby is now 5 months old. We feel that it's time to reduce the ...
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Is it ok to stop breast milk at 7.5 month?

I know people say breast milk is most nutritious. But my 7.5-month-old has been refusing to drink from expressed milk in bottles during the day. Our best efforts (breaking into several sessions at ...
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1yr baby feeling hungry at night but not feeding instead crying

My 1yr old baby had fever two days ago.That time he avoided solids and Had only breastfeed milk. But now he refuses to breast feed during night .But crying for long time due to hunger... I just gave ...
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Is it possible to train a 3-month-old breastfed baby to sleep through the night? And if yes, how?

My wife is breastfeeding our 3-month-old baby. The baby will wake up every 2-3 hours to be fed. So she won't be sleeping through the night. I wonder whether it is possible to train a 3-month-old ...
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How can I get my 13-month-old to sleep in his own bed

My 13-month-old is still sleeping in my bed and still breastfeeding. I have tried everything to wean him off but I am out of options. He finds it more as a comfort thing and refuses to go to sleep ...
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Is breastfeeding success possible when baby has “bubble palate”?

I am having trouble breastfeeding my fourth baby. I have successfully breastfed two of my other three kids, so I am confident that my technique is not to blame. To confirm this I saw a lactation ...
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Breastfeeding and a Job Interview

My 4-month-old is 100% breastfed. I am currently looking for a new job and have a job interview in two days. The problem is that it is a full-day interview. I cannot go 8+ hours without pumping, but ...
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Oval nipple from breastfeeding

Our baby was born last week and my partner is struggling with soreness from breastfeeding. One thing we have noticed is that the nipple is left out of shape post-feeding; it's oval shaped, it's not ...
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Mom has thrush on breasts, baby shows no symptoms, safe to keep feeding breastmilk? [closed]

My wife has thrush on her breasts, we are exclusively breast feeding (but with pumped milk, not directly on breast). The doctor has stated because the baby has no symptoms of thrush, we should be ...
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20m Old Baby Is Insanely Cranky + Clingy + Not Leaving Her Mom, We Are At Our Wits End!

My first question here, and here's the situation: 20 month old baby girl. Had a bout of the rainy stomach bug 5 days ago, she was down with a bad fever for 2 days, recovered from the fever on the 3rd ...
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Do Soothies cause nipple confusion?

My wife and I had our first 6 days ago and have been having a lot of trouble to get him to sleep at night. We were exclusively breastfeeding until we found we needed to supplement a bit to get him ...
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11 month refuses all types of fluid including breast milk!

My child is one in July. He was brilliantly breastfeeding since birth, exclusively, up until 3weeks ago, when he started biting. I said no and pulled away. He would cry and I would eventually give in. ...
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When should breastmilk be pasteurized?

Are there circumstances under which it is advised to pasteurize breast milk (excluding donations)?
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When can I breastpump?

I am a new mother, and approaching 4 weeks of breastfeeding my newborn. I am going back to work in 2 weeks and I plan to pump my milk while I am away. My problem is when I pump milk, the let down is ...
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Should I wake my 8.5 month old for feeding at night?

Our little one is 8 and a half months old, has started on solids at least twice a day, and is mostly breastfed. We are also slowing converting her to formula feeds to help my wife transition back to ...
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How to continue with removing breastfeeding at night

Our daughter is just two and a bit. My wife still breastfeeds a lot. Our nights aren't particularly great. Our arrangement was that usually I sleep in one room and my wife and daughter in the other ...
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Should a toddler who weaned only a few months ago be allowed to see mom nursing younger sibling?

My wife became pregnant with our third child when our second was only ten months old. She was nursing our second at the time, but she always had a problem of not having enough milk even though both ...
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Why does my infant occasionally regurgitate breast milk?

I have a 5-month-old infant. It's always many hours after feeding - he is burped. He has always done it, but not every day and mostly just a little. Sometimes, it's a lot of volume. Is he losing ...
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Exclusive breastfeeding - how to deal with complaints from baby?

Is exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of the child is possible, in general? I have heard a lot about that and heard about people doing that. But I did not get a chance to interact with ...
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What to do breastfeeding toddler vomiting?

My daughter has thrown up a lot 2 days ago from 6pm-3am, - 6am she was fed 9oz at once (not my choice), - she threw all of it up. - fed her less pedialite at a time, around 10am she threw up again, a ...
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Not drinking milk for longer time

My baby is 3 months old. She is breastfeeding for five minutes at a time. If we try to feed her a while later then she is in a mood to play, does not want to feed, and she cries. Not drinking for ...
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If an establishment allows breastfeeding, but not outside drinks (juice, etc.), is bottled breastmilk an exception? [closed]

I'm visiting an indoor kids park (trampolines, slides, etc.) with a "no outside drink" policy. I understand the reason for the policy is to up sell, and while my toddler son can drink their (cow) ...
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How long does chilled breast milk last after taking from the refrigerator? [duplicate]

I took a bottle of breast milk out of the refrigerator and forgot about it. At room temperature, how long is it good for? Can I put it back in the fridge?
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When should I start using my frozen stash of breastmilk?

I am not sure when I should start using my freezer stash... I am an over producer and am pumping more milk than my baby is consuming, so while I am at work I leave bottles of fresh milk for him and ...
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What are ways that I can donate my extra breastmilk?

I am an over producer which is a blessing and a curse. Has anyone had any experience donating breast milk? What are the different types of milk donation programs and organizations?
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milk supply when pumping not an indication of actual milk supply?

I've heard that pumping little milk out might not be an indication of low milk supply. Wife's been pumping and getting 30ml in 20 minutes, while i've been told that the LO usually needs 50-60ml each ...
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When pumping breast milk, can I reuse the bottle after feeding without sterilizing?

I've read different things online about this. I pump breastmilk to feed to my little one. I'm currently boiling the pump bottle and the feeding bottle everyday at the start of the day, but if I use ...
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My ten month old boy wakes up three times a night for milk - How can I night wean my baby without a struggle?

I am weaning my 10 month old boy. We seem to do well during the daytime. But during the night-time he cries a lot until I breastfeed him. How can I night wean my baby without a struggle? I have ...
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Painful toddler breastfeeding

My 20mo nurses twice daily and lately it has become painful. She doesn't bite me, but her top 4 teeth are digging into my breast and it's leaving an impression of her teeth after she unlatches. Her ...
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Can I still nurse?

I am a first time mom and my baby is three and a half weeks early. I am currently pumping, but am trying to nurse. Unfortunately, she won't even latch for more than 20 seconds and I'd say about 95% of ...
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3 months old not gaining weight well from exclusive breastfeeding

my LO is now 86 days old and has been exclusively breastfed. He just had his check up today and now measures as follows: height: 59cm. 57.5cm two weeks ago. weight: 5.15 kg (with clothing on, suppose ...
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A three week old baby refuses to sleep in his crib

We have a 3 week old sweet baby boy. We got used that for the first few months there is very little order in his feeding/sleep time, but during night time, he wakes up to eat (my wife's breastfeeding ...
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Is breastfeeding an infant more “healthy” than using expressed milk?

Is breastfeeding an infant more healthy than using expressed milk? With healthy I mean the relative health of mother and child, and with expressed milk I mean milk extracted from the breasts using ...
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What is the best way to stop breast feeding a 3 year old?

My child is 3 years old. I want to know which is the best way to stop breastfeeding? She cries and fights with her mother if her mother refuses to breastfeed her. We also found that it also helps ...
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1-month baby crying when on floor

I am a first time father with 1-month old DS. My wife has been exclusively breastfeeding, 20 mins on each breast every two hours. Currently both my wife and the baby are on a medication because they ...
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Returning to work quickly - how does feeding work?

My partner is looking to return to work soon after giving birth. We both work, so we'll need to find someplace that looks after baby whilst we are out all day. The question we have is how does the ...
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How important is “at night time” as part of a newborn's feeding schedule?

Now that we have conquered jaundice, our doctor has shifted our breast-fed two-week-old daughter's feeding schedule from "every two hours; wake her; no exceptions" to "every two hours; wake her; you ...
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8 month old won't drink anything

Our 8 month old baby girl has been exclusively breastfed until she started solids 2 months ago. Now she is happily eating pureés etc, to which we sometimes add water or juice, but she refuses all ...
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How to get an infant to burp?

How does one get a 5 weeks (and older) breast fed baby to burp ? At the moment the baby just burps randomly. Holding the baby so the chin is on my shoulder while I rub the baby's back gives randomly ...
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Short naps and infrequent feedings

I've been trying to do an eat wake sleep cycle with my 4 month old, but it has seemed impossible as he usually only takes 4-5 45 min naps a day. Doing this I'm feeding him every 2 hours. I struggle to ...
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Does expressing or pumping breast milk during engorgement affect supply?

According to some websites, it does not affect your milk supply if you express breast milk during engorgement, so long as you only express enough to relieve discomfort. Even this medical foundation ...
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Does eating onions while breastfeeding adversely affect the flavor of the breastsmilk?

This is something my wife's aunt, who is a nurse (but not in any maternity or pediatric field) advised us on. She said we should avoid giving onions to my wife (who doesn't like them usually anyway) ...
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Are there any studies about effects of microwave ovens on human breast milk?

With all due respect to passionate parents who type in caps "NEVER HEAT MILK IN MICROWAVE" is there any verifiable scientific study on how bad it is to heat refrigerated milk for 15-20 seconds? Or ...