Breastfeeding

Are estrogen creams safe when breastfeeding?

Estrogen creams used to be prescribed only to postmenopausal women with vaginal atrophy. However, in recent years, doctors have started handing out estrogen creams to breastfeeding moms with vaginal dryness not responding to other vaginal lubricants and moisturizers. There is a lot of confusion when it comes to estrogen creams and breastfeeding. Some people believe …

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Will I lose weight after I stop breastfeeding?

When breastfeeding, mothers naturally burn more calories than when not breastfeeding. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always translate to weight loss. In fact, some nursing moms put weight on while breastfeeding. If you have put on weight or still carry your pregnancy weight, you are probably looking forward to stopping breastfeeding and getting back to your pre-pregnancy …

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How to relieve breast engorgement when stopping breastfeeding

One of the most common problems that women experience when they stop breastfeeding is breast engorgement. This condition is caused by the sudden accumulation of milk in the breasts, and it can be very painful. In most cases, breast engorgement can be relieved by removing just enough breast milk to alleviate discomfort. You can also …

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Does wearing a bra during breastfeeding affect milk supply?

There is a lot of debate surrounding whether or not wearing a bra during breastfeeding will affect milk supply. Some moms claim that wearing a bra while nursing will decrease milk supply while others believe it doesn’t make a difference. Wearing a well-fitting nursing bra during breastfeeding will not affect your milk supply. However, if …

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