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I am a teen mother who is currently breastfeeding my five month old son. I cannot lose my pregnancy weight what can I do? I eat healthy and exercise.

I am a teen mother who is currently breastfeeding my five month old son. I cannot lose my pregnancy weight what can I do? I eat healthy and exercise.

Cardio Mix: If you have adipose tissue that you'd like to lose then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What effects does pregnancy have on breastfeeding? I'm breastfeeding my 2 year old and I'm 5 weeks along. I've been noticing a change in his stools...

What effects does pregnancy have on breastfeeding? I'm breastfeeding my 2 year old and I'm 5 weeks along. I've been noticing a change in his stools...

Breast feeding: It will be best to wean your 2 year old child now, you need to provide nutrition to your fetus, that is a great burden on your body, you will need to eat for 3! I know that God provides but the 2 year old had more than enough breast feeding, be brave & do it now. Best wishes. & good luck with your new baby. ...Read more

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What are the odds of false negative pregnancy test while breastfeeding?

What are the odds of false negative pregnancy test while breastfeeding?

Pregnancy Tests: Pregnancy tests are designed to look for the presence of beta-hcg which is a hormone produced by a conceptus and acts to maintain a pregnancy. The level rises very quickly after conception and can be detected as early as 1 week after conception and almost always by 2 weeks after conception. False negatives occur during this 2 week period. Breastfeeding does not impact this hormone. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 72 hour pill to prevent pregnancy while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take 72 hour pill to prevent pregnancy while breastfeeding?

Technically yes: Using progestin-only emergency contraceptive pills once, will probably not affect either the quantity or quality of the milk your breasts are producing. Although some hormones may be passed through breast milk, your child is not likely to experience any adverse effects. However, the label for ella (ulipristal acetate) states that nursing mothers should not use ella (ulipristal acetate), it is unknown if there could be risk for the baby. ...Read more

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When can I start eating steak tartare and sushi after my pregnancy? Must I wait till no longer breastfeeding?

When can I start eating steak tartare and sushi after my pregnancy? Must I wait till no longer breastfeeding?

You're okay: Eating steak tartare, of course, is asking to get toxoplasmosis, which is usually mild but can affect your unborn child. Once junior is born, do what you want. Some people love the stuff. ...Read more

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Dandelion capsules 500 mg as mild diuretic alternative safety during breastfeeding not pregnancy? Maximum safe dose?

Dandelion capsules 500 mg as mild diuretic alternative safety during breastfeeding not pregnancy? Maximum safe dose?

Better not use it: Although it's an herb, it is still a medicine, safety isn't established in pregnancy or during breastfeeding. It still interacts with other medicines. If you really need a water pill for a medical reason, why not ask your doctor about it. Please don't self medicate, check this link for more information, wish you and your baby wellness,
http://www. Webmd. Com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-706-dandelion. Aspx? Activeingredientid=706& ...Read more

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Iam 2 weeks pregnant and I have 20 month old baby. Iam breastfeeding as well. Do I need to stop breastfeeding while pregnancy or not?

Iam 2 weeks pregnant and I have 20 month old baby. Iam breastfeeding as well. Do I need to stop breastfeeding while pregnancy or not?

Many do: The superiority of BM over alternatives begins to wain around 8m.If baby #1 begins to make quick work of feeds and you have to catch him to do a feed, you might transition him. Have a simple break to prepare for #2.Newborn milk differs from later feed so the body can make the change. Yet many feed right up to delivery and beyond. If you stay healthy and feel well you can feed both in tandem. ...Read more

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While my wife was breastfeeding our week-old son, she noticed two lumps under her underarms. Is that a normal occurrence post-pregnancy?

While my wife was breastfeeding our week-old son, she noticed two lumps under her underarms. Is that a normal occurrence post-pregnancy?

Underarm lumps: Sometimes lumps in the underarm area represent additional breast tissue in breastfeeding moms. However it is important that she is checked by her physician to make sure the lumps do not represent something more serious. ...Read more

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What are the risks of being on seroxat during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding? And are there other substitutes that can be safer for the fetus?

What are the risks of being on seroxat during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding? And are there other substitutes that can be safer for the fetus?

Seroxat ; Pregnancy: There has been some concern about potential heart defects when babies are born of mothers using paroxetine (seroxat) http://tinyurl. Com/lhkeo4w -- but other studies have not shown ill effect: http://tinyurl. Com/ka2jdt7 zoloft (sertraline) and Celexa have not been implicated and could be safer in pregnancy. Zoloft (sertraline) is the oldest ; most studied -- relatively safe in breastfeeding too. Http://tinyurl. Com/5t44qah. ...Read more

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Do I need "blackmore pregnancy and breastfeeding gold" while breastfeeding? I had high iron level before related to taking their "conceive well".

Do I need "blackmore pregnancy and breastfeeding gold" while breastfeeding? I had high iron level before related to taking their "conceive well".

No: There is no need to take overpriced, gimmicky nutritional supplements. Your physician's sensible nutritional advice is what's best for you. ...Read more

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8 weeks into 2nd pregnancy and want to continue breastfeeding 8 mth old full time. Realistic? Feeling tired and eating well is hard a few days now.

8 weeks into 2nd pregnancy and want to continue breastfeeding 8 mth old full time. Realistic? Feeling tired and eating well is hard a few days now.

Depends: I have had several women in my practice who have been successful with nursing baby#1 until baby #2 is born. Most women, however, are very fatigued the first trimester, combine that with the demands of mothering an 8 month old, possible poor intake from morning sickness, maintaining your relationship with the father of the baby and your personal health, it sounds overwhelming. ...Read more

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Can I take cyclogest for low progesterone in pregnancy while I'm breastfeeding my 5 month old baby?

Can I take cyclogest for low progesterone in pregnancy while I'm breastfeeding my 5 month old baby?

NO!: The package insert for this medication clearly and directly indicates "This medicine should not be used during breast feeding." ...Read more

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I'm breastfeeding my son he's 5 1/2 months and haven't had my period yet. I took a pregnancy test it was negative then positive:s?

I'm breastfeeding my son he's 5 1/2 months and haven't had my period yet. I took a pregnancy test it was negative then positive:s?

If having sex, can: Recheck after another week. Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, vaginal spotting, or medications. A test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a negative result may be due to testing too early. ...Read more

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Is there an ssri that can be taken during pregnancy and while breastfeeding?

Is there an ssri that can be taken during pregnancy and while breastfeeding?

Risks versus benefits: Technically none of the antidepressants are officially approved for use in pregnancy. That being said many patients need these medications to function normally. In those cases the theoretical risk of exposure does not outweigh the certain need to take the medication. You and your doctor would discuss the situation and decide on a case-by-case basis if treatment is warranted. ...Read more

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Does pregnancy or breastfeeding ruin your breasts?

Does pregnancy or breastfeeding ruin your breasts?

Pregnancy changes it: During pregnancy your breast enlarge and the glands in your breasts get prepared for making milk once you deliver. Once the baby is out and starts to nurse your breasts get even bigger as they actively produce milk. However after breastfeeding for any length of time, your breasts do decrease in size about a cup size. ...Read more

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Am a breastfeeding mom how to identify my pregnancy?

Am a breastfeeding mom how to identify my pregnancy?

Same as always: Home urine pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by breastfeeding, foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, vaginal spotting, or medications. A test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened), 1 week after missing a period, or after starting a "weird" period. ...Read more

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Is it okay to continue breastfeeding throughout my pregnancy, or do I have to wean?

Is it okay to continue breastfeeding throughout my pregnancy, or do I have to wean?

No: It is probably best to refrain from breastfeeding by 18-20 weeks due to risk of preterm labor from the breatfeeding hormone reflex initiated. In addition, the fetus will require a well supported nutritional enviorment which may be compromised by the excessive caloric demands of the child as well. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use PONDS deep whitening facial foam during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

Is it safe to use PONDS deep whitening facial foam during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

Yes: As a rule, most topical creams or lotions have very little transfer of their content below the top skin layers. As such, they do not enter the blood and cannot be transferred to a fetus or through the breast milk. The exception to this rule are those preparations designed specifically to enter the blood, like the meds in a nicotiine patch, birth control patch, etc. Which use special chemicals to a ...Read more

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3mos after pregnancy. Mixed baby feeding including breastfeeding and I have light pink spotting on and on from time to time. What it can be?

3mos after pregnancy. Mixed baby feeding including breastfeeding and I have light pink spotting on and on from time to time. What it can be?

Breastfeeding: breastfeeding can cause some irregular vaginal bleeding as the hormonal balance triggering normal menstrual cycles is disrupted. The bleeding can be controlled with a variety of birth control options. ...Read more

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Is fish oil safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

Is fish oil safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

Yes: Fish oil is safe and healthy for pregnant women and developing fetuses. The only concern is the possibility of contamination by elements like mercury. For that reason, pregnant women should use highly purified fish oil supplements. Many prenatal vitamins now include DHA and epa, purified components of fish oil that are healthy for nervous system development. ...Read more

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What are the bad effects of alcohol consumption during pregnancy and breastfeeding.?

What are the bad effects of alcohol consumption during pregnancy and breastfeeding.?

No: The early reports of fetal alcohol effects surfaced first in the 1950's& again in the 70's. The most prominent effects were dose related; the worst fetal damage to the highest alcohol intake. Research has shown direct toxic effects of alcohol on the nerves of the fetal brain & many suggest much of the ADD we see today is related to alcohol intake. No level of alcohol intake is considered safe. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


Dr. James Dukelow
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more