What should a non-birth mother do if she wants to nurse her infant child?

Could you please answer what a non-birth mother should do (nutritionally) if she wants to nurse her infant child? First, I would suggest talking to a lactation consultant for how-to breastfeed an adopted baby. Contact your state public health department, WIC or a certified lactation consultant to locate qualified professionals. You will need to prepare...

I’ve heard about milk banks. Do you have some information?

I've heard about the milk bank. Do you have some information? There is a shortage of donated breast milk nationwide and the human milk banks need your donations. Premature or sick babies and children, whose mothers are not able to produce their own milk, many times due to illness, medication, adoption or foster care need your...

I am 23 weeks pregnant and would really like to know how many calories are?

I'm wondering if you can answer my question in regard to calories and pregnancy. I am 23 weeks pregnant and would really like to know how many calories are adequate for someone in my situation. I exercise every day. I do weight work for 20 to 30 minutes and also cardiovascular (treadmill and bike) for...

Could my diet or my extra weight be interfering with my chances at conceiving?

I had a baby 20 months ago and haven't been able to lose the 20 - 25 extra pounds since then. I want to have more children. My husband and I have been trying to no avail to have another child. Could my diet or my extra weight be interfering with my chances at...

My midwife informed me to avoid dairy products, sweets and fruits to lessen the congestion in my sinuses.

Recently my midwife, (I currently have a sinus infection and am 32 weeks pregnant), informed me to avoid dairy products, avoid sweets and fruits to lessen the congestion in my sinuses. I question her advice "avoid fruits" - she indicated that fruits (I'm assuming it's the sugars in fruits) increase more mucous. Is this...

My daughter is 7 months pregnant and the corners of her mouth are so cracked. I’m concerned that she has a vitamin deficiency. Any advice that will help her?

My daughter is 7 months pregnant and the corners of her mouth are so cracked that the skin is growing back crooked. I'm concerned that she has a vitamin deficiency, although she takes vitamins. Any advice or a cream that will help her? Thank you. Does she drink milk? If not, she could have...

I began taking a colloidal mineral supplement daily and am pregnant.

I recently began taking a colloidal mineral supplement daily. I heard the tape "Dead Doctors Don't Lie" by Dr. Joel Wallach. Now I find I am pregnant. I am looking for information concerning taking these supplements during the pregnancy. I would appreciate any advice you can give me. Thank you. Colloidal minerals are molecules of...

I have morning sickness and am two months pregnant. What do I eat to get rid of this nausea?

I have morning sickness and am only about two months pregnant. This is my first pregnancy and I don't know what to eat to get rid of this nausea. What should I eat? Morning sickness does cause nausea and vomiting. It does not always occur in the morning however and may last the entire pregnancy....

Where can I find a dietitian who works with pregnant, nursing or women who have morning sickness?

Where can I find a dietitian who works with pregnant or nursing women or women who have morning sickness? The Women's Health dietetic practice group of the American Dietetic Association specializes in working with pregnancy, morning sickness, and breastfeeding. Many dietitians are breastfeeding consultants in state public health agencies. You can find a dietitian at...

I have found nothing on Medline on calorie needs during multiple babies during pregnancy.

I am a dietitian working in a women's hospital. I noticed in one of your FQAs that you stated that you do not know how many calories are needed with twins. I too have found nothing via Medline on calorie needs during multiple babies (twins, triplets, etc) during pregnancy. We have based our recommendations...

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