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Archived Breastfeeding Questions and Answers

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Click below to complete breastfeeding questions and answers previously asked by visitors to our site…

General Breastfeeding Questions and Answers:

Clapping Noise while Breastfeeding
Visitor Question: My son is being breastfed, for the past 3 weeks he’s been making a clapping noise where his tongue touches the roof of his mouth and …

Tanning while Breastfeeding
Visitor Question: I am developing seasonal depression from lack of sunlight where I live and I want to go tanning for a little bit and I am breastfeeding….

Starting Cereal
Visitor Question: Will giving my daughter cereal help her sleep through the night? She is exclusively breastfed and is 4 months old.

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Breastfeeding and Alcohol
Visitor Question: I have a friend coming for a visit which I haven’t seen in years and I wanted to go out and have a few drinks with her.

I bought …

Breastfeeding and Diet Help?
Visitor Question: This is my 3rd baby and I have a personal trainer but he doesn’t know anything about breastfeeding. He wants me to eat 6 small meals …

Separation Anxiety in Parents
I read with interest your article on Infant Separation. I wonder if there is such a thing as Parent Separation Syndrome?

I breastfed my son for …

Do Breastfeeding Babies Need Water?
Visitor Question: Do breastfeeding babies need water? Mydaughter said no, that everything that the baby needs is in the milk.

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Breastfeeding – Baby Push & Pulling Away
Visitor Question: been experience him pushing and pulling away from my nipple while feeding and do not know why. He will also arch his back while push …

Breastfeeding and Arousal
Visitor Question: Is it normal to become really aroused whilenursing your baby?

I thought it would go away and the only effect on her is she …

Constantly hungry 2 week old?
Visitor Question: I am breastfeeding my 2 week old and as soonas he finishes nursing both breasts (nurses for anywhere from 10-20 minutes on each breast,…

Bottle feeding a Premature Baby
Visitor Question: My baby was born 31 weeks and is now 2 mos old. While she was fed commercial formula since she had complications at NICU, I am now …

Is my baby gaining too much weight?
Visitor Question: My son was born weighing 7lb 7oz. He drooped to 6lb 4 oz at 3 days. At 6 days he was back at his birth weight. He is now 6 weeks …

My 2 month old suddenly refuses to latch on
My baby is 2 months 1 week old.

She was a very good latcher since the day she was born. She was in the ICU for 9days immediately after she was born….

Breastfeeding Back to Shape
Visitor Question: I have one month and 10 days old baby girl. I am feeding her my breast but from last one week I am expressing my milk and feeding …

Breastfeeding in Tandem
Visitor Question: I am 29 weeks pregnant and breastfeeding my 11 month old. My doctor recently told me that I should stop breastfeeding my 11 month …

Breastfeeding and Pregnant
Visitor Question: I have been breastfeeding the whole time and now my child is 9 months old. I started my period for the first time on July 1 and …

Breastfeeding and Switch at 6 months
Visitor Question: I am going back to school around the time my son will be 7 months old. I want him to have the benefits of breastfeeding , but I …

Fussy at the breast
Visitor Question: My baby is now 4 weeks old and just in the past 3 – 4 days he will only breast feed for about 5 to 6 minutes from one breast.

After …

Pulling Away While Breastfeeding
Visitor Question: I just went back to work after having 12 weeks off. I have had no problems with breastfeeding, (except an over abundance of milk …

Tandem Feeding
Visitor Question: Will I always have enough milk for two if I am tandem breastfeeding? What foods should I eat more of to produce more milk? Will …

Mesh Topped Nursing Cover-up
Visitor Question: I’ve seen a couple of women nursing with anamazing cover-up on…it has a mesh top for ventilation and also to see your baby through….

Waking up sleeping baby to breastfeed?
Visitor Question: I have recently returned to work and my baby is 4 and a half months old. She has also just started sleeping through the night from …

Breastfeeding and Pregnancy Test Results
Visitor Question: Can you get a false result from a pregnancy test while you are breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding Magazine Response: Breastfeeding …

Food to Avoid
Visitor Question: What food should I avoid when breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding Magazine Response: In most cases, your little one is the best person …

Breastfeeding a 10 1/2 month old
Visitor Question: My son is 10 1/2 months old and he has only received breast milk (no formula). He is now eating a wide variety of solids three times …

Tandem Nursing and Excercise
Visitor Question: I’m 6 weeks pregnant and nursing a 9 month old. Can I continue to exercise? Do I need to up the calories? I really don’t want to because …

Green Stools
Visitor Question: My daughter is five weeks old and for the past ten days her stools have been green rather than yellow and accompanied by stomach aches …

Breastfeeding and Getting Pregnant
Visitor Question: I am breastfeeding my baby. She’s almost 9 months and I’ve been breastfeeding the whole time. I haven’t gotten my period yet.I …

GreenyWatery Poop
Visitor Question: All the sudden my baby has green watery poop? Do you think he needs to go to the doctor?

Breastfeeding Magazine Response: There …

Sleeping Positions for Breastfeeding Moms
Visitor Question: I have always slept on my stomach. I have heard that it is not recommended to sleep on your stomach while you are breastfeeding because …

Breastfeeding after Breast Implants
Visitor Question: I got breast implants after having my other kids. Now I am pregnant again. Will I be able to breastfeed?

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Breast Milk Supply Questions and Answers:

Low Breast Milk Supply
Visitor Question: I have a 7.5 month old and she will not take solids and the last 2 nights my supply has been very low.

Most times Colleen is fine ..

Husband Suckling Increase Breast Milk?
Visitor Question: Can my husband’s suckling increase my breast milk?

Breastfeeding Magazine Response: While that might be an enjoyable way to …

Will My Milk Supply Keep Up?
Visitor Question: I breastfeed my two month old son while he is with me and pump a supply for my sitters while he is away from me. As he gets older,…

Why has my supply dropped?
Visitor Question: My son will be 7 months next week and for the last couple of weeks my supply has completely dropped off to a point where I can’t pump …

Not Getting Enough
Visitor Question: I tried to breastfeed my newborn but we were having some latching problems.

I am now pumping every 2-3 hours or as often as I can …

Why Would my Breast Milk Stop?
Visitor Question: I am constantly breastfeeding as well as pumping milk – every 4-5 hours about 3-5 ozs in a sitting.

My baby is going on 12 months …

Medication Questions and Answers:

Pepto Bismol and Breast Feeding
Visitor Question: I took 30ml of Pepto Bismol (regular) at @1145am, I pumped at @ 400pm. I then realized that that was not a good idea to have taken …

Bactrim and Breastfeeding
Visitor Question: I have a healthy 13 month old boy. He was not premature. I am in the process of weaning him. He eats at least 2-3 full meals of …

Extended Breastfeeding and Medication
Visitor Question: My question is does medicine excreted in breast milk affect an older child more than an infant? The reason for my question is .. I …

Breastfeeding and Your Period:

Having Period While Breastfeeding – Is this Normal?
Vistitor Question: My baby is close to 5 months old. Currently, my baby is taken care by my mom and I only bring her home only during the weekends….

Menstruation and Breastfeeding
Visitor Question: I breastfed my first child for 1 year. However,after 6 months I got my period and it continued regularly. I now have a 5 month …

Period or Pregnant while Breastfeeding?
Visitor Question: I have a 4 month old that I breastfeed exclusively, although about half the time it is breast milk in a bottle because of her weak …

Questions about Breastfeeding Problems:

White Spot on My Breast…. What’s Happening?
Visitor Question: I’m breastfeeding my 2nd child who is 7 months old and still nurses constantly. One day I notice signs of a plugged duct , which …

Moms Symptoms while Nursing
Visitor Question: Why do I feel faint, weak, and hot flashy afternursing?

Breastfeeding Magazine Response: With so little information, it would…

Pain Breastfeeding Until Breast is Empty
Visitor Question: I am the mother of 1 year old twins. My “younger” twin loves her milk and I think that she is nursing until the breast is empty….

Nursing and Frequent Colds
Visitor Question: I was wondering if it is normal to get sickfrequently while nursing.

I have had one flu/cold every month since returning back …

Sore nipples all of a sudden after 6 months
Visitor Question: My son has been successfully nursing for 6 months. This week his suck seems stronger than normal and my right breast, not just nipple …

Working and Breastfeeding Questions and Answers:

Going Back to Work
Visitor Question: I am going back to work and I will only be able to pump once each shift. Can I still breastfeed?

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Questions About Why My Babys Grandmother Wont Feed Him my Breastmilk When I am at Work
Visitor Question: I have a 3 month old son who I breastfeed and I plan on breastfeeding him until he is 6 months. I am going back to work part-time …

Work and Breastfeeding
Visitor Question: I am breastfeeding and will be returning to work shortly. I have started pumping and giving the bottle during the day, but I’m not …

Feeding my 4 month Old when Returning to Work
Visitor Question: Hi, I am going back to work next week, although I am going to be resigning to be full time mom, but, I have to work for 2 weeks …

Breast Size Questions and Answers:

My Left breast is Smaller than my Right Breast after Weaning
Visitor Question: I stopped breastfeeding for the past 2 weeks and my left breast is smaller than my right one. It looks terrible. I can’t even …

One Breast is Bigger than the Other
Visitor Question: MY left breast gets noticeably larger than theright.. It has a better milk supply than the right. What can I do so that both my breasts …

Breastfeeding and Breast Size
Visitor Question: Do your breasts get smaller after milk has dried up from breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding Magazine Response: The answer is different …

Will My Breasts Shrink after Breastfeeding?
Visitor Question: I was a B cup size before breastfeeding. When I wean my daughter will they become smaller than they were before?

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