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can i take heartburn medication while breastfeeding?

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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Yes: Yes, most of the common heartburn meds are safe with breastfeeding. Use the lowest dose possible, of course, but really pepcid, zantac, (ranitidine) prilosec, or any proton pump inhibitor are find for breastfeeding mothers.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: These are safe. For more information of breast feeding watch: http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=bpnylbjilsy.

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Can I take blood pressure pills while breastfeeding?

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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Yes: But this depends heavily on what medication you are taking. Post more info on the specifics and we can be more help if possible.
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Can I take rocaltrol (calcitriol) while breastfeeding?

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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Yes: According to all current data available, it seems that there are no adverse effects experienced by babies whose mothers have been taking Rocaltrol (calcitriol).
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Which sleeping pills are safe while breastfeeding?

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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Not many: I don't think any of the prescription sleeping pills are safe. Otcs contain antihistamines that can decrease milk supply, so that's not ideal either. Perhaps the best "sleeping pill" would be warm milk, a relaxing massage, or snuggle time with your partner.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Can I breastfeed my baby if I have mastitis?

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Mastitis: Yes, it is safe to nurse your baby with the infected breast. The main cause for the mastitis is your baby not emptying the breast during feedings.
A 29-year-old member asked:

What must I avoid or limit in my diet while breastfeeding besides alcohol?

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Dr. Thomas Riney
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Tobacco and other : Drugs cause harm to the infant, most foods are quite safe.

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