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can i take probiotics while breastfeeding

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
32 years experience Fertility Medicine
Yes: Probiotics are just bacteria, the healthy kind that live in your intestine and similar to what you might find in yogurt. While some medications are un ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: These living organisms enter and stay in youe intestines if the survive the transit through the stomach (acid) and other digestive juices.They help ba ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Safe : That is considered safe but is not likely to help anything during pregnancy.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
No proven benefit: Probiotics have not been proven beneficial for gastroesophageal reflux. Thickened feeding by adding cereal to the breast milk or formula should be co ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. K. Mujib Haque
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Conditional Safety : Flagyl has "conditional" safety during lactation. Meaning safety may depend on the patient, meaning their comorbities, pre-existing diseases, and also ... Read More
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
26 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Usually yes, but it depends on the medication. Be sure to talk with the prescribing physician about the exact medication, and make sure he or she know ... Read More
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Dr. Pamela Lindor
31 years experience Pediatrics
No: There is not enough evidence to feel safe using echinacea while nursing. In general, always check with your pediatrician before using any medicine, he ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Minimal studies : This anti-oxidant preparation is not listed in the main breast feeding references & the available data cites little available data about use in breast ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
I believe so: Zithromax passes through breast milk in humans. This medication is generally considered acceptable for use during breastfeeding in most situations. No ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ruben Nazario
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: The use of Proactiv is safe for breastfeeding women. Its active ingredient, benzoyl peroxide, does not appear to concentrate in noticeable amounts in ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Speak with your doc: If you have the flu you are contagious and infected. Breastfeeding when ill is difficult and should be discussed with your doctor. It is dangerous t ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Ask the baby: In all seriousness should not be an issue for you or baby.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jean Wagner
22 years experience Pediatrics
Probably not: these are multi ingredient drugs. The Tylenol (acetaminophen) in them is safe. The cough suppressant has never been studied in breastfeeding and shoul ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
37 years experience Addiction Medicine
NyQuil : One of the ingredients is possibly unsafe on breast feeding so I wouldn't
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Torkildson
38 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
No information: Lipozene is not an fda-approved drug so there are no published studies regarding safety during pregnancy or breast-feeding. The company can say whatev ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
No problem: Yes and tylenol (acetaminophen) too, if you need it.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Not ideal: Taking vicodin during breast feeding may pass to the breast milk and affect your baby. Best to avoid medications whenever possible.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
+/-: Hydrochlorothiazide is considered to be probably safe for lactating women/babies. The safety of Furosemide is unknown. Perhaps some obs will also answ ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Following dosing and timing guidelines of course.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Oxycodone: Oxycodone is expressed in breastmilk and can make your infant lethargic. If you need pain control consult your doctor for a possible substitute drug.
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Dr. Marcus Degraw
21 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Yes, most of the common heartburn meds are safe with breastfeeding. Use the lowest dose possible, of course, but really pepcid, zantac, (ranitidine) ... Read More
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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: Primidone has been found to cause malformations in the fetus. The situation must be evaluated on a case to case basis as the health of the mother is ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: It has not been studied adequately. It is listed as "safety unknown; caution advised".
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A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Of course, but...: ...What are you trying to treat? If you are experiencing a flare of inflammatory bowel disease, please don't self medicate but call your doctor for op ... Read More

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