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How does breastfeeding protect the mother's bones?

I can understand your confusion, since the literature has confounding data. However, I would suggest that you expand your reasoning beyond only thinking about calcium demand and consider hormonal ...
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How is alcohol eliminated from breast milk?

The best reference I could find on this was Schwegler et al. (2013), which gave detailed descriptions of both the processes of transfer of alcohol to the bloodstream and breast milk and the effects ...
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Effect of antibiotics on breastfed infant

Breast milk is known to provide many benefits to the newborn and developing infant. According to 'Bioactive Proteins in Human Milk: Health, Nutrition, and Implications to Infant Formulas.’: ...
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Effect of antibiotics on breastfed infant

It would appear that breast feeding allows the infant gut flora to rapidly normalize after the course of antibiotics whereas this can be a problem for artificially fed infants who can suffer with post ...
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Any scientific evidence of "Breastfeeding Elimination Diet "?

Because food antigens both cross the placenta and are excreted in breast milk, there was biological plausibility to the hypothesis that maternal avoidance of certain foods during both pregnancy and ...
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Can the milk of a breastfeeding mother taking Ibuprofen make a baby sleepy?

As a general rule of thumb this concern for safe lactating (breast feeding) is of course entirely legitimate: Nonpharmacological approaches are always first-line treatment, and should also be used to ...
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How do I determine a target time frame for breastfeeding?

The question implies that breastfeeding is an unpleasant and inconvenient thing that should be put up with as long as possible to give a baby "enough" benefit, at which time the box can be ticked and ...
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Can some adoptive mothers induce lactation to breastfeed their adoptive infants?

Yes. This article on the Mayo Clinic site suggests combining three approaches: hormones before the baby's arrival, if there is time pumping both before and after the baby's arrival feeding the baby ...
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Is there any known link between cholecystitis (gall bladder inflammation) and breastfeeding?

PREVENTATIVE AND RISK FACTORS FOR GALLSTONES BREASTFEEDING: Childbearing, breastfeeding, other reproductive factors and the subsequent risk of hospitalization for gallbladder disease (PubMed) (A ...
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How do I determine a target time frame for breastfeeding?

The evidence for a specific timeframe beyond six months is inconclusive. Therefore: When to wean is a personal choice that has to look at the health of both: mother and child. "Individual infants must ...
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On the mechanics of chickenpox immunity for newborns and breastmilk antibody transfer

It is true that infants receive antibodies from the mother via the placenta in the final trimester of pregnancy and also in breastmilk. Passive immunity This is passive immunity, because the ...
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If evolution is effective, why do men still have nipples? In extreme situations, can fathers lactate?

Males secrete factors that block the development of female ducts and structures. Once the male embryo produces testosterone, the hormone can influence other sex-specific traits around the body. Men ...
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Why does the package leaflet of Ferrograd C advise not to use in the first 13 weeks of Pregenancy

There has been some concern that iron supplementation early in pregnancy might increase the risk for infections, and hypertension. However, the current Cochrane review of iron and folic acid ...
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If evolution is effective, why do men still have nipples? In extreme situations, can fathers lactate?

Evolution tends to select out traits that are harmful (in quite simple terms) AND expressed soon enough to negatively affect reproductive success. Nipples (and breast tissue) on males are extremely ...
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Name of medicine specialty dealing with lactation

In most of the countries, obstetricians are the physicians specialised in breastfeeding. Sometimes, pediatricians are also involved but they often tend to focus more on the breastfeeded child, leaving ...
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Is iron deficiency a serious threat to breastfed infants?

The WHO recommended duration of breastfeeding is not six months, but a minimum of six months. The paper you link to does not say whether the breastfeeding mothers had low serum iron and ferritin or ...
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