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    1. Breast-Feeding: Planning Ahead

      When you breast - feed, you provide your baby with the best possible nutrition. The best way to stimulate milk production is to have your baby feed directly from your breast. If this isn't possible, your baby can drink expressed breast milk from a bottle. The first few weeks of breast - feeding can be challenging because of all the changes to your body and routine. Breast - feeding becomes easier

    2. Mastitis While Breast-Feeding - Topic Overview

      From birth,infants follow their internal hunger and fullness cues. They eat when they're hungry and stop eating when they're full. Experts agree that newborns should be fed on demand. This means that you breast- or bottle-feed your infant whenever he or she shows signs of hunger,rather than setting a strict schedule. You let your infant stop feeding at will,even if there is milk left in ...

    3. Mastitis While Breast-Feeding - Home Treatment

      From the time you begin breastfeeding until your baby is weaned, take measures to prevent mastitis.

    4. Cleaning Your Young Son's Natural (Uncircumcised) Penis - Health Tools

      Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Interactive tools are designed to help people determine health risks, ideal weight, target heart rate, and more. Interactive Tool: Are You Depressed? Interactive Tool: What Is Your Stress Level?

    5. Mastitis While Breast-Feeding - Topic Overview

      Signs that a baby may be ready to wean often appear after the baby has learned to crawl (7 to 8 months) or learned to walk (9 to 15 months).If you are breast-feeding, your baby may: Suck a few times and then stop nursing.Look around, play with your blouse, try to slide off your lap and move away, and seem uninterested in feeding.Refuse to breast-feed.Show increased interest in drinking from a cup. If you are bottle-feeding, your baby may: Take a few sips and then spit out the nipple.Throw or hide bottles before they are empty.Show increased interest in drinking from a cup.

    6. Mastitis While Breast-Feeding - Topic Overview

      Breast milk or formula is the only food babies need for the first 4 to 6 months of life,at which point solid foods can be gradually introduced. Ideally,your baby will be fed only breast milk until 6 months of age. Before you start offering solid foods,talk to your doctor. He or she will want to be certain that your baby is physically and developmentally ready. And although breast-fed ...

    7. Mastitis While Breast-Feeding - Topic Overview

      You may choose to breast-feed and give infant formula for some of your baby's feedings. Supplementing breast milk with formula may decrease your supply of breast milk. But it will not stop your breast milk production. It is best to wait until your baby has been breast-feeding well for at least 6 weeks before offering your baby formula.Some babies have problems transferring their sucking patterns back and forth between their mother's breast and a bottle. Sucking a bottle requires different tongue and jaw motions from those needed to breast-feed. Sometimes the shape of the nipple plays a part in how well your breast-fed baby adjusts to bottle feedings. Many types and shapes of nipples are available. It will probably take some experimenting before you find one that works well for your baby. For example, some babies may have trouble using a flat nipple—the kind that is usually attached to bottles that have plastic inner liners. Some babies are not able to suck on the breast nipple

    8. Teething - When to Call a Doctor

      Call a health professional if your baby:Is not growing and gaining weight as expected. About a weight gain per month is usually expected for the first few months after birth.Is constipated or if his or her stools are hard and/or dry.Is vomiting forcefully and seems to be uncomfortable. When vomiting occurs, all or most of a feeding is thrown up.Has diarrhea or skin rash or is vomiting or crying ..

    9. Mastitis While Breast-Feeding - Postpartum Checkup

      Your doctor will want to see you for a checkup 2 to 6 weeks after delivery. This visit allows for your doctor or midwife to check on your recovery from childbirth and see how you are doing emotionally. You may have a pelvic exam to make sure that you are healing well. If you had a C-section,your doctor will check your incision. Your doctor or midwife will talk with you about birth control ...

    10. Cleaning Your Young Son's Natural (Uncircumcised) Penis - Topic Overview

      What is congenital torticollis?Torticollis, also known as "wryneck, " is a condition in which your baby's head is tilted. The chin points to one shoulder, while the head tilts toward the opposite shoulder. Treatment is necessary to prevent your baby's face and skull from growing unevenly and to prevent limited motion of the head and neck. "Congenital" means a condition that is present at birth. ..

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