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I am lactose intolerant. Could this be passed onto my baby - could she be allergic to my breast milk?I am lactose intolerant. Could this be passed onto my baby - could she be allergic to my breast milk?
As you may know, there are two types of lactose intolerance, primary and secondary. Primary is hereditary and extremely rare.
Do I need to take any supplements whilst breast-feeding?Do I need to take any supplements whilst breast-feeding?
Women who are Breast-feeding do need extra energy and nutrients so it is important that they you eat a healthy well-balanced diet and consume plenty of fluids.
Is it OK to exercise if I'm breastfeeding? Is it OK to exercise if I'm breastfeeding?
Yes, as long as the exercise is not too strenuous. Try to avoid exercises that make your breasts sore or tender and it may be helpful to exercise after feeding your baby.
My midwife says that we have a baby who likes to comfort suck. I'm very reluctant to introduce a dummy - should we?My midwife says that we have a baby who likes to comfort suck. I'm very reluctant to introduce a dummy - should we?
Many babies like to suck for comfort. But it is not just those who are breastfed who comfort suck.
How should we deal with nappy rash?How should we deal with nappy rash?
Nappy rash is very distressing for parents who may feel that they should have been able to prevent it, and it is very sore for the baby.
How often should I change her clothes?How often should I change her clothes?
It is extremely important that babies are kept as clean and dry as possible.
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