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Your Birth Connection
(866) 927-3278
60 Washington Street
Brewer, ME

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Evelyn Conrad
Brewer, ME
Certifications
ICEA Certified Childbirth Educator

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Maurice K Eggleston Jr, MD
489 State St
Bangor, ME
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1978

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Dr.Tracey Hughes
(207) 973-5200
68 Mount Hope Ave
Bangor, ME
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Dartmouth Med
Year of Graduation: 1995
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Emmc
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.8, out of 5 based on 9, reviews.

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John Jay Hagerty
(207) 973-8670
489 State St
Bangor, ME
Specialty
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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Pamela Houston
(207) 989-6985
Brewer, ME
Certifications
ICEA Certified Childbirth Educator

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Timothy James Boley, MD
489 State St
Bangor, ME
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1984

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Dr.Ellen Bentley
(207) 945-4300
700 Mount Hope Ave # 430
Bangor, ME
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1983
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: 700 Mount Hope Avenue
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Paul Nathaniel Smith, MD
(253) 581-6688
417 State St Ste 200
Bangor, ME
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Southern Ca Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90033
Graduation Year: 1977

Data Provided By:
Robert A Grover
(207) 945-6206
417 State St
Bangor, ME
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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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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