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Babies need to eat often-every 90 minutes to two hours. Breastfeed your baby when she begins to show signs of hunger, such as rooting or sucking on her lips, fingers or fist. Try to feed her before she cries. Breastfeeding your baby often won't spoil her. It will help you learn to become more aware of your baby's needs. Check below for related information, products and services.

Cynthia Jane Caputo, MD
(816) 220-5550
1900 NW Copper Oaks Cir
Blue Springs, MO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1991

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Kimberly Mc Kay Penning, MD
(816) 556-3000
801 NW Saint Mary Dr
Blue Springs, MO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1989

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David L Lang, DO
801 NW Saint Mary Dr
Blue Springs, MO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1995

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David Mark Schnee, DO
(816) 218-2500
801 NW Saint Mary Dr
Blue Springs, MO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1988

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Cynthia Jane Caputo
(816) 220-5550
1900 Nw Copper Oaks Cir
Blue Springs, MO
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Thomas Robert Dowd, MD
(816) 836-4200
205 NW R D Mize Rd Ste 310
Blue Springs, MO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1992

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Catherine L Dean, MD
(816) 719-9816
814 NW 11th St
Blue Springs, MO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med, Kansas City Mo 64108
Graduation Year: 1983

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Julie Lubker Strickland, MD
(816) 218-2500
801 Saint Mary's Drive Suite 101
Blue Springs, MO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1984

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Eugene W J Pearce, MD
(816) 218-2500
801 NW Saint Mary Dr
Blue Springs, MO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1949
Hospital
Hospital: Truman Med Ctr -West, Kansas City, Mo; Truman Med Ctr -East, Kansas City, Mo
Group Practice: University Physicians Associates

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Dr.Cynthia Caputo
(816) 220-5550
1900 Northwest Copper Oaks Circle #1
Blue Springs, MO
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ
Year of Graduation: 1991
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Breastfeeding is Natural, Breastfeeding Tips and Articles

Breastfeeding Is Natural


Breastfeeding is NaturalBabies need to eat often-every 90 minutes to two hours. Breastfeed your baby when she begins to show signs of hunger, such as rooting or sucking on her lips, fingers or fist. Try to feed her before she cries. Breastfeeding your baby often won't spoil her. It will help you learn to become more aware of your baby's needs.

Don't limit feeding times. Babies need different amounts of food at different times of the day, just as grown people do.

Relax! Take your time. The more you breastfeed your baby, the more milk you will have. Do not give your baby formula or water. If you do, you will make less milk. If you think you do not have enough milk, breastfeed more often and longer.

To learn more about breastfeeding, you may want to contact your local health department, WIC clinic, hospital, La Leche League or doctor. You can call La Leche league at  1-800-LALECHE, or visit their Web site at http://www.lalecheleague.org/ .

Breastfeeding is natural, but it takes a little time for babies and mothers to learn what works best for them. You may have sore nipples when you first start breastfeeding . The pain can be reduced if your baby is held properly when attached to the breast.

Here are some useful tips:
  • While breastfeeding, hold your baby's tummy to your tummy, baby's chin to your breast. You can do this sitting or lying down. Hold your breast in a "C-hold," with your thumb on top and fingers underneath. Tickle your baby's lips with your nipple until her mouth opens wide. Quickly bring her onto the breast. Allow the tip of your baby's nose and chin to touch the breast.
  • Make sure your baby's mouth covers your entire nipple and much of the darker part around the nipple. Your baby's upper and lower lips should be rolled out. If the lips are not rolled out, break the suction by slipping your finger between the baby's gums and your breast. Then latch the baby on and start breastfeeding again.
  • Offer your baby both breasts at each breastfeeding session. Your baby will tell you when she is finished by "falling off" the breast.
  • After breastfeeding, rub a few drops of breast milk onto your nipples. Let them air dry. Then cover the nipple with nursing pads, a bra or clothing. This will help keep them from getting too dry.
Your nipples may be tender in the first few days of breastfeeding. This is common. By and large, tenderness goes away once the milk begins to flow. If you have a lot of pain, call a breastfeeding counselor or your doctor. Your doctor or counselor can also help if you have cracked or bleeding nipples. If it doesn't feel right, then it probably isn't right.

If you are out with your baby, you can still breastfeed. You may want to take along a receiving blanket or shawl with which to cover up.

If you have to be away from your baby, you can still give her breast milk. You can withdraw or "express" breast milk by hand or with a breast pu...

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