A 32-year-old female asked:
i have the flu and took alka-seltzer plus night severe cold & flu (1 fast relief mix in packets) about 5 mins ago. i breastfeed. is it safe to nurse?
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Family Medicine 46 years experience
Would not: There are certain meds in the cold and flu variety Would not take this and breast feed. Will not hurt the child long term but might make the child irritable. Try to take nothing more than acetaminophen when breast feeding
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Does breastfeeding influence women's sex drive?
3 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: The horomones that regulate breast milk production can result in dry and atrophic vaginal tissue. This can markedly decrease the sex drive.
Exhaustion from around the clock feedings also can have a dramatic impact on sex drive.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Is it normal for my baby to breastfeed and not have a bowel movement for days?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: Usually after the first few weeks the pattern of stooling can change from after every feed to every two or three days, sometimes even longer. If the baby is urinating, gaining weight and is comfortable this is not a problem.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Will I be able to breastfeed if I have had a breast reduction?
5 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
No: Most women who have had breast reductions will find it difficult to nurse, and some may find it impossible. There's no harm in trying but it is important to be realistic. The operation relocates the nipple and disrupts the nerves that signal the brain to produce and release breast milk when the baby sucks. Sometimes there is adequate nerve function and with persistence nursing can succeed.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Is captopril safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?
2 doctor answers • 12 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
No: Ace inhibitors are not advised for use in treatment of hypertension during pregnancy due to their association with significant birth defects. Alternative medications that are safe in pregnancy should be used for treatment of preexisting hypertension during pregnancy. All treatment plans should be individualized between a woman, her ob/gyn, and possibly cardiologist and/or perinatologist.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Is cilostazol safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
No: We don't have a lot of information on Cilostazol in pregnancy and breastfeeding but in animal studies, it has caused some birth defects. Unfortunately, you may have a medical problem that is best treated with cilostazol. You should talk with your doctor about the risks and benefits.
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Last updated Jan 5, 2017
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