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Breastfeeding and Special Needs

Breastfeeding a premature baby, a baby with down syndrome or multiples can be challenging. Other special situations such as breast cancer, breast surgery or diabetes can affect breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding a Sick Baby
Breastfeeding a baby with a cold, stuffy nose, ear infection, or stomach bug can be challenging. Find out what you can do and what you should be checking for.

Can I Breastfeed After Gastric Bypass Surgery?
Breastfeeding after gastric bypass surgery can be successful if you take the proper precautions.

Tips and Advice for Breastfeeding After Gastric Bypass Surgery
Tips and advice for breastfeeding after gastric bypass surgery.

Breastfeeding After Breast Surgery
Breast surgery can affect breastfeeding. Surgeries that involve incisions around the nipple and areola are more likely to have a negative impact on breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding and Hypothyroidism
Can you breastfeed if you are being treated for hypothyroidism?

Breastfeeding, Fertility and Infertility
Can you continue to breastfeed while you try for another baby?

Breastfeeding and Hyperthyroidism
Information and tips for breastfeeding with an overactive thyroid.

Breastfeeding Twins, Triplets (and More!)
These days, twins, triplets, and more are not an anomaly, but very common. Is it still possible to breastfeed? How can a new mom manage breastfeeding multiple babies? The good news is that it is not only possible, but done quite frequently. Here are some great strategies for nursing more than one baby.

Breastfeeding A Premature Baby
Breastfeeding a preterm baby can be challenging. Their feeding abilities and patterns depend on their gestational age. What can we expect from a very premature baby? What can we expect from a "late preterm" or "near term" baby?

Breastfeeding a Baby With Down Syndrome
Breastfeeding a baby with Down Syndrome is very challenging, but with patience and great resources and support, it can be a success. Here are the basics on breastfeeding a baby with Down Syndrome or other trisomies.

Breastfeeding A Baby With A Cleft Lip And/Or Cleft Palate
Breastfeeding a baby with a cleft lip and/or a cleft palate is challenging, but it is highly recommended and it can be done. Here are some techniques and tips to help you breastfeed in this situation.

The Diabetic Breastfeeding Mother
Whether you have just learned that you have diabetes, or you have had it for some time now, do not feel that you can't breastfeed! It is still good for you and for your baby. Here are the facts.

Breastfeeding And Milk Allergies
Milk is the most common allergen affecting infants. What are some signs and symptoms that your breastfed baby has a milk allergy? How do you deal with a milk allergy in a breastfed baby?

My baby is tongue-tied. Will this affect breastfeeding?
What is tongue-tie? How does tongue-tie affect breastfeeding? What can be done about a short or tight frenulum?

Neurological Defects and Breastfeeding Problems
Understanding the development of the central nervous system and the senses in babies can help to troubleshoot many breastfeeding problems, particularly if there are any malformations. There are certain developmental milestones that are necessary in order for breastfeeding to go well.

Breastfeeding and Swine Flu
What are some precautions against influenza A (Swine Flu - H1N1) that breastfeeding mothers should take?

If I am being treated for cancer with doxorubicin can I still…
There are many chemotherapy drugs used to treat various forms of cancer. Doxorubicin (Adriamycin) is an anticancer drug used for this purpose. Before breastfeeding while on this medication, you should know what the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends.

Treating a Headache While Breastfeeding
Treating a headache while breastfeeding

Breastfeeding and Jaundice in the First Week of Life
Information about jaundice and breastfeeding a newborn baby. What is jaundice? What is bilirubin? Why do newborn babies often become jaundiced in the first week of life? How can you lower your baby's jaundice level? Should you continue to breastfeed if your baby is jaundiced?

PCOS and Breastfeeding
PCOS can lead to a low milk supply. What can you do if you want to breastfeed with PCOS?

Breastfeeding and A Retained Placenta
A retained placenta can cause a delay in your breast milk.

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