A 34-year-old member asked:
is 200mg flagl ok when breastfeeding?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: This medication is considered safe during breastfeeding and provides no risk to the baby.
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Can I eat nuts while breastfeeding?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Yes: There's no evidence that nuts in a nursing mom's diet (or a pregnant mom's diet) can lead to allergies or other health problems.
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Can I eat sushi while breastfeeding?
7 doctor answers • 17 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Yes: Fresh sushi from a reputable place poses no risk to your baby. As with eating any uncooked fish, infection is a risk, but only for you, not your baby. Some fish (salmon, flounder, sole) have high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, which help the heart and brain development of your baby. Avoid the fish with high levels of mercury (shark, swordfish, king mackeral). California roll, anyone?
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A 41-year-old member asked:
What are some tricks for breastfeeding multiples?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 13 years experience
Be flexible: Tandem breastfeeding takes some work- but has great benefits. Don't be rigid about a schedule, especially in the beginning, but try to feed the babies at the same- let the hungrier one dictate the schedule. Take care to perfect your positioning of the babies- there are twin nursing pillows available which can be helpful. Alternate breasts with each feeding and don't be afraid to ask for help.
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What are some good tricks for breastfeeding?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Get comfortable: First and foremost get yourself in a comfortable position. Make sure you are well hydrated and eating a well balanced diet. Bring your baby up slowly toward your nipple and let her open her mouth fully then roll as much of your nipple and areola into the mouth. Let her come to the breast not forced or pushing the nipple/breast into her mouth.
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What is breastfeeding on demand?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Pediatrics
Feeding when hungry: Breastfeeding on demand means tuning into a baby's hunger cues and feeding her when she starts "telling" you she is hungry. Look for alert periods, smacking lips, making sucking sounds, turning toward the breast, or sucking on her hand as hunger cues. Once a baby starts crying, she is usually really hungry. Breastfeeding on demand is a wonderful way to naturally build up a great milk supply.
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Last updated Sep 15, 2013
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