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January 2017


How does breastfeeding compare to formula-feeding?

Formula can be harder for your baby to digest. For most babies, especially premature babies, breastmilk substitutes like formula are harder to digest than breastmilk. Formula is made from cow’s milk, and it often takes time for babies’ stomachs to adjust to digesting it. Life can be easier for you when you breastfeed. Breastfeeding may seem like it takes a little more effort than

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Can I breastfeed my adopted baby?

Maybe. Many mothers who adopt can breastfeed their babies successfully with some help. You may need to supplement your breastmilk with donated breastmilk from a milk bank or with infant formula. But some adoptive mothers can breastfeed exclusively, especially if they have been pregnant. If you plan to adopt and want to breastfeed, talk with your doctor and a lactation consultant. They can help

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Can I breastfeed after breast surgery?

Yes, but the amount of milk your breasts will make will depend on how your surgery was done, where your incisions were, and the reasons for your surgery. Women who had incisions in the fold under the breast are less likely to have problems making milk than women who had incisions around or across the areola, which can cut into milk ducts and nerves.

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