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Any scientific evidence of “Breastfeeding Elimination Diet ”?

Any scientific evidence of "Breastfeeding Elimination Diet " and the similar forms of diets recommended in mass media to deal with baby's "green poop" problem? All official recommendations does not ...
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How does breastfeeding protect the mother's bones?

Every time that I look up breastfeeding benefits for the mom I get these main 3 along with others: Decreased chance of breast cancer Decreased chance of ovarian cancer Decreased chance of ...
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Can the milk of a breastfeeding mother taking Ibuprofen make a baby sleepy?

I read some facts that Ibuprofen is safe to take during breastfeeding as it transfers in very little amount into the breast milk. Can the milk of a mother taking motrin/advil or some other ibuprofen ...
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What happens to the breast milk of a mother who doesn't nurse [closed]

Say the baby dies, what happens to the milk? Is it re-absorbed by the body and will the absorption of the macro and micro nutrient be same as someone who would drink it. I do know that cows are prone ...
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Is it normal to have high cholesterol after pregnancy?

Does breastfeeding moms tend to have higher cholesterol levels after pregnancy?
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Is there any known link between cholecystitis (gall bladder inflammation) and breastfeeding?

I have helped new mothers with breastfeeding for over a decade now. I am often surprised how many end up with their gall bladder removed within the year following birth, many in the first few months. ...
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On the mechanics of chickenpox immunity for newborns and breastmilk antibody transfer

According to my healthcare provider, a newborn should not be affected by chicken pox if it has immunity thanks to his mother having had the infection as a child herself - this immunity is apparently ...
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Do women with polycystic overian syndrome is prone to have insomnia during motherhood? [closed]

I have a wife and before we got married she was diagnosed with PCOS, but then she got pregnant and gave birth to our beautiful daughter. As what I read PCOS means you have hormonal problem. During the ...
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Can some adoptive mothers induce lactation to breastfeed their adoptive infants?

I had always thought that the options for breastfeeding an adoptive infant were to hire wet nurses or retrieve breast milk from milk banks (otherwise adoptive infants were fed by baby formula). It ...
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If evolution is effective, why do men still have nipples? In extreme situations, can fathers lactate?

If evolution is effective, why do men still have nipples? In extreme situations, can fathers lactate and breastfeed their children if the mother is not present to do so?
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Why does the package leaflet of Ferrograd C advise not to use in the first 13 weeks of Pregenancy

When looking at the advice for iron supplements in pregnancy its seems to be safe if needed, but in all that information the line "Do not take Ferrograd C tablets during the first thirteen weeks of ...
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Name of medicine specialty dealing with lactation

What is the name of the medicine specialty that studies female breast in the context of breastfeeding and lactation?
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Effect of antibiotics on breastfed infant

My 9-month old son has been diagnosed with mild bronchiolitis and prescribed 5 days of Azithromycin (not so much to cure a virus-induced bronchiolitis, but in order to prevent possible pneumonia). ...
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Is iron deficiency a serious threat to breastfed infants?

There is a controversial debate around this paper, which states that breastfed infants face the danger of iron deficiency if they are not supplemented with other food or pills early enough. Early ...
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How do I determine a target time frame for breastfeeding?

Overwhelming evidence suggests infants should be breastfed for at least 6 months, but how long should it continue? The American Academy of Pediatrics implies up to one year [1], but the World Health ...
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How is alcohol eliminated from breast milk?

Searching for whether it is safe to breastfeed after alcohol consumption, I found lots of pages telling me that alcohol concentration in breast milk spikes after consumption, but then decreases again ...