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Breast Feeding - Frequently Asked Questions

By Martin Smith

Breast-feeding is one of the most natural things in the world. Many women have questions about breast-feeding. There are myths and facts about breast-feeding. These will be discussed in the list of questions and answers provided below.

Q. What are some myths about breast-feeding?

There are many myths about breast feeding such, as you cannot take any medication while breastfeeding. Most medications are safe for you but you should check with your doctor first. A breast-feeding mother with an infection should not be breast-feeding. Actually she should continue because her milk provides the baby with help to resist infections. If s/he does become ill, it will not be severe.

Q. What are some problems that can occur with breast-feeding?

Some women may not be able to produce enough milk. Others produce too much milk, too quickly and this can cause engorgement. Expressing some of the milk may relieve some of the pain.

Q. Are there things I should avoid while breastfeeding?

You should avoid alcoholic drinks as the alcohol does pass through to the baby and it can affect the baby's weight and central nervous system. If you drink only occasionally, make sure you do it after you nurse. This means that alcohol level will be lower or gone before the next feeding. Avoid spicy or gassy foods as these can upset your baby's delicate tummy.

Q. What is Thrush?

Thrush is a yeast infection in the baby's mouth that looks like little white patches on their tongue and the inside of the cheeks. Mom can continue to breast feed as long as both she and the baby are treated with a medication.

Q. Can I breast-feed while taking medication?

Yes you can breast feed while taking medication. Be sure before you take anything that you check with your doctor first to be on the safe side. Most medications are safe but it's better to err on the side of caution.

Q. Can just any woman breast-feed?

Yes any woman can breast feed provided that she hasn't had breast surgery that has affected the milk ducts. The size of her breasts does not affect breast-feeding.

Q. What is Milk Fever?

This is an outdated term that referred to plugged milk ducts. In fact, if you have a fever you have Mastitis not Milk Fever that is a misnomer.

Q. Can my baby be allergic to my breast milk?

It is highly unlikely that your baby can become allergic to breast milk. Talk to your pediatrician to see what he might suggest. You might need to take your baby to a gastro-enterologist for testing but continue breast-feeding unless you are told to stop.

Q. Can breast feeding mother drink caffeinated beverages?

Yes coffees, teas, and soda are okay but in limited amounts. The caffeine does pass through your milk to the baby. It can make your baby restless and fussy.

Q. Can I drink carbonated beverages while breast-feeding?

In moderation carbonated beverages are okay in limited amounts. Two a day should not affect your baby. The concern is the large amounts of phosphorous that are in carbonated beverage and this is for all women; it may decrease the amount of calcium you will be able to absorb.

Q. What can I do if my baby refuses to breast-feed?

If your baby refuses to breast feed you can try feeding him while he's asleep or very sleepy. You can try varying positions while you are feeding. You could also try breast feeding your baby while in motion, for example rocking, walking, or riding in the car.

Q. Can I lose weight safely while I am breast-feeding?

While you are breast-feeding don't worry too much about losing weight. It is important that you east a very healthy diet in order to maintain your milk supply. Check with your doctor as s/he might have helpful hints for you.

Q. Can Diabetic mothers breast-feed their babies?

Yes, Diabetic mothers can breast feed. After birth babies of Diabetic mothers must be monitored for low blood sugar, a high hematocrit, and possibly low calcium. Pumping their breasts as soon after birth as possible to help bring in their milk supply. This will make it easier for their babies to learn how to nurse.

Q. What are some of the benefits of breastfeeding for my baby and me?

The benefits of breast feeding for women is that the risk of breast and ovarian cancer is reduced, it helps you to lose some of the pregnancy weight and may lower the risk of osteoporosis. Another benefit is it saves money on formula and bottles. The benefits of breast feeding for babies is that their mothers milk protects them from allergens and eczema, reduces stomach upset, and lessens the incidence of SIDS. It also protects the baby from such diseases as Spinal Meningitis, Type I Diabetes, and Hodgkin's Lymphoma. There is also some suggestion it may help prevent obesity later in life.

In Conclusion

The information given here is just a fraction of what is available out there. You search the Internet or talk to your doctor and/or hospital for more specific information regarding breast-feeding and options that may be unique for you. The choice is up to you and you know what would be right for you and your baby.


About The Author
Martin Smith is a successful freelance writer providing advice for consumers on purchasing a variety of Nursery Bedding which includes Baby strollers, Baby car seats, and more! His numerous articles provide a wonderfully researched resource of interesting and relevant information. Visit

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