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Nicole Workman Hagedorn, DO
1200 E Pecan St
Altus, OK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1994

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Dr.Julia Rivera
(580) 477-7380
201 South Park Lane #210
Altus, OK
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pr Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1993
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Jcmh
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.8, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Robert George Cates III, MD
301 N 1st St
Altus Afb, OK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1971

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Rivera, Julia, Md - Jcmh Women's Health Assoc
(580) 477-7380
201 S Park Ln Ste 210
Altus, OK

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Jade Hardisty
(405) 366-0765
Norman, OK
Certifications
ICEA Certified Childbirth Educator, Registered NurseC

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Pamela J Hyde, DO
1200 E Pecan St
Altus, OK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of New England, Coll Of Osteo Med, Biddeford Me 04005
Graduation Year: 1992

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Noble Lee Ballard, MD
(580) 482-8172
19 Constitution Ave
Altus, OK
Specialties
Family Practice, Obstetrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1964
Hospital
Hospital: Jackson County Memorial Hospit, Altus, Ok
Group Practice: Altus Medical & Surgical Ctr

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Julia M. Rivera-Figueroa
(580) 477-7380
201 1/2 s parklane
altus, OK
Education
English, Spanish
Professional Memberships
jackson county memorial hospital

Pamela Morris
(918) 695-4301
Broken Arrow, OK
Certifications
ICEA Certified Childbirth Educator

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Karen Prior
(405) 474-3302
Oklahoma City, OK
Certifications
ICPFE

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Breastfeeding Myths

Breastfeeding Myths

 
Very often women are giving incorrect information about breastfeeding, which makes them scared to try and breastfeed or makes them believe incorrect information about breastfeeding. Here you will find several common breastfeeding myths, to answer any questions you may have about breastfeeding! 
 
 
Many women do not produce enough milk. 
 
Not true!
 
The vast majority of women produce more than enough milk. Indeed, an overabundance of milk is common. Most babies that gain too slowly, or lose weight, do so not because the mother does not have enough milk, but because the baby does not get the milk that the mother has. The usual reason that the baby does not get the milk that is available is that he is poorly latched onto the breast. This is why it is so important that the mother be shown, on the first day, how to latch a baby on properly, by someone who knows what they are doing.
 
 
It is normal for breastfeeding to hurt.
 
Not true!
 
Though some tenderness during the first few days is relatively common, this should be a temporary situation that lasts only a few days and should never be so bad that the mother dreads nursing. Any pain that is more than mild is abnormal and is almost always due to the baby Starting Out Right poorly. Any nipple pain that is not getting better by day 3 or 4 or lasts beyond 5 or 6 days should not be ignored. A new onset of pain when things have been going well for a while may be due to a yeast infection of the nipples. Limiting feeding time does not prevent soreness.
 
 
There is no (not enough) milk during the first 3 or 4 days after birth.

Not true!

It often seems like that because the baby is not latched on properly and therefore is unable to get the milk that is available. When there is not a lot of milk (as there is not, normally, in the first few days), the baby must be well latched on in order to get the milk. This accounts for "but he's been on the breast for 2 hours and is still hungry when I take him off". By not Starting Out Right well, the baby is unable to get the mother's first milk, called colostrum. Anyone who suggests you pump your milk to know how much colostrum there is, does not understand breastfeeding, and should be politely ignored. Once the mother's milk is abundant, a baby can latch on poorly and still may get plenty of milk.
 
 
A baby should be on the breast 20 (10, 15, 7.6) minutes on each side.
 
Not true! 
 
However, a distinction needs to be made between "being on the breast" and "breastfeeding". If a baby is actually drinking for most of 15-20 minutes on the first side, he may not want to take the second side at all. If he drinks only a minute on the first side, and then nibbles or sleeps, and does the same on the other, no amount of time will be enough. The ...

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