Breastfeeding

Do I Have To Supplement With Formula?

Kathleen Tackett's picture

QUESTION

Dear Lactation Consultant,
Our baby is 4½ months old and was breastfeeding exclusively (from birth) until about 2 weeks ago, after she had her 4 month check up and shots. Our pediatrician told us after her first appointment out of the hospital that because she would be breastfed exclusively, that between 4 and 6 months of age, we would need to start supplementing with cow's milk formula, which we've done.

What's the Best Breast Support for Nursing Moms?

Alexandra Powell Allred's picture

QUESTION:

Dear Fitness Expert,
I did fine during pregnancy. I kept jogging until about the last 7 weeks. Then I walked. I assumed I could just pick up again once the baby was here. I have the okay from the doctor to start jogging again, but here's the problem. I'm breastfeeding and my boobs HURT when I run.

What can I do to lessen the pain? I am really looking forward to being on the go again.

Breastfeeding Problems

Armin Brott's picture
Experts: 

QUESTION:

Dear Mr. Dad,
My wife gave birth two weeks ago and been trying to nurse our son ever since. We always thought that breastfeeding was going to be so easy and so natural but every feeding seems to cause my wife more pain. We've read a lot about the benefits of breastfeeding and both agree that it would be the best thing for our baby, but my wife is about to give up altogether. Is there anything I can do to help?

Breastfeeding After Returning to Work

Kathleen Tackett's picture

QUESTION

Dear Lactation Consultant,
I was wondering how women continue to breastfeed after returning to work. I have read that it is healthiest for baby to breastfeed for at least 6 months. However, I will need to return to work after only 6 weeks. (My husband and I are just starting to try to conceive, but I am trying to plan ahead.)

Thank you for your response.

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