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can breastfeeding lower maternal cholesterol

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cholesterol at 6.4 ?: Cholesterol is measured in different units that is explained by "6.4", and there are other forms of cholesterol which have different levels, like LDL ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Don't worry about it: Neonates need cholesterol for their developing brain. Don't do anything about yours until you're done with BF.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
It's ok: Baby's need cholesterol for brain development. There are no recommendations for limiting fat in baby's diet until at least 2 years of age. Unless you ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Not aware of any interference as such. Ultrasound should not be delayed due to breastfeeding. Establishing with a primary care provider should help in ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
23 years experience Psychiatry
YES: Women with depression +/- anxiety during pregnancy, postpartum, and lactation (breastfeeding or pumping) have increased difficulties with breastfeedin ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Several weeks: The maternal transmitted immunity only is protective for several weeks. A 7 month old child is not protected. If he has been exposed to his Dad he may ... Read More
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Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Possibly: There is strong suggestion that it does, but no clear explanation why. http://www.medpagetoday.com/pediatrics/generalpediatrics/27019.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Roseff
39 years experience Fertility Medicine
Yes. : It can also raise your risk of miscarriage if you do conceive.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
No: Eating less rice shouldn't change the breast milk flow. White rice is plain carbohydrate (carbs), so eating a lot of rice isn't healthy anyway. A woma ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: I would advise a urine test and seeing your PCP right away. You may have an infection or the renal tract. Please let your doctor know that you are bre ... Read More

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