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If you used cocaine the night before how long do you have to wait to breast feed again?

If you used cocaine the night before how long do you have to wait to breast feed again?

Do Not Use Cocaine: You should not use illicit drugs when breast feeding. You need to immediately get into a detoxification program if you want to give good parental care to your child. Because the blood level of Cocaine over time is dependent on the amount taken & concurrent drugs, it's not possible to give a precise answer to your question. The baby would be safer on a bottle than on your breast milk. Get help now! ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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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


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Did about 2grams of cocaine night before how long before you can breast feed again first time in very long time?

Did about 2grams of cocaine night before how long before you can breast feed again first time in very long time?

Breast milk & coke: Cocaine can remain in breast milk for at least 48 hours after use. http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/addictionssubstanceabuse/hi-asa-women-effects-cocaine.pdf so that you'll be around to continue being your baby's mom, it would be much safer not to use it at all. Snorting Cocaine brings risks of heart attack and stroke -- even in young women. ...Read more

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I used about half a gram of cocaine last night at around 4am. How long till i can breast feed my 25 day old baby again? One time thing.

I used about half a gram of cocaine last night at around 4am. How long till i can breast feed my 25 day old baby again? One time thing.

At least 36-48 hrs: To clear from breast milk, 2 days. But for drug testing, most recommend 3 - 5 days to be absolutely sure. I'm so glad you say it's a one time thing. Probably until you are finished raising little kids, Cocaine use needs to become a memory. By then, many parents become anti-drug due to their new pov. For your own emotional stability and the benefits of breastfeeding you are correct to avoid it. ...Read more

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My son and I have flu, is it safe for me to take corenza c while breastfeeding?

My son and I have flu, is it safe for me to take corenza c while breastfeeding?

Hard to say: There are no controlled studies of this meds use in breastfeeding. The aspirin and phenylephrine components have questionable effects at higher levels of intake but have so far not been shown to cause problems. ...Read more

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Is breastfeeding hard?

Is breastfeeding hard?

No: Breastfeeding is not hard, but like learning to walk, takes some effort and practice. If you are contemplating breast feeding, see you baby's future pediatrician early in the 2nd trimester, for a breast exam and guidance tailored to you. Pediatricians will be working with you and baby, and it can be a great advantage to utilize their expertise proactively. ...Read more

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Any tips on breastfeeding?

Any tips on breastfeeding?

Expectations: Great advice. I'll add that it can take a good month to get the hang of this new task. Many moms think they should be pros right away. If this sounds like you, adjust your expectations and give yourself time. Lactation consultants are also a great resource. ...Read more

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Should I stop breastfeeding?

Should I stop breastfeeding?

No: Only if there are medical reasons to. If you discover you have an underlying medical problem (such as hiv) that can be transferred to your baby through breastmilk, it is wise to discontinue nursing. Certain medications may also enter the breastmilk and pose a health risk to your baby. Otherwise, unless physically or emotionally unable to, breastfeeding should be continued despite minor illness. ...Read more

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What is breastfeeding on demand?

What is breastfeeding on demand?

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. ...Read more

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Afraid of stopping breastfeeding?

Afraid of stopping breastfeeding?

Why ?: Breast feeding is both nutrition and nurturing and a kid gets something from both.After 8 months,the nutritional superiority begins to fade as other foods are added.The nurturing may fill a need for you both, and you can take cues from baby on when to let go.If you have to chase baby down to feed,or the kid finished quickly and wants to leave, its time to wean.If not, continue. ...Read more

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What will breastfeeding feel like?

What will breastfeeding feel like?

Not Painful: As a mother of two who breastfed both of my children, i can tell you that the first few days are an adjustment period. The key to remember is that it should not hurt. The initial latching on may be uncomfortable but once the let down happens it not painful. To learn more about breastfeeding try reading: the womanly art of breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Will I have trouble breastfeeding?

Will I have trouble breastfeeding?

Yes: At the beginning, with your first baby, breastfeeding -- although natural -- will not come naturally. It will take a few days of time and effort and help. But you can do it, and it is one of the best things you can do for baby and for yourself. Don't be shy in taking advantage of skilled nurses and lactation consultants (lc) after birth, and get referrals to lc for after discharge home. ...Read more

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Is it ok to diet while breastfeeding?

Is it ok to diet while breastfeeding?

No: You should be eating a very well rounded, well balanced healthy diet for your health and your baby. ...Read more

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Is 200mg flagl ok when breastfeeding?

Is 200mg flagl ok when breastfeeding?

Yes: This medication is considered safe during breastfeeding and provides no risk to the baby. ...Read more

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Can I have albacore while breastfeeding ?

Albacore okay: Yes it is fine to have 6 ozs of albacore tuna per week while breastfeeding. The reason for limitation is due to concerns re mercury content of certain fishes including albacore. Fish is an excellent source of omega-3s. Low mercury containing fish include salmon, trout, anchovies, herring, sardines, and shad. ...Read more

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What are the best breastfeeding positions?

What are the best breastfeeding positions?

Any position: Getting yourself comfortable to feed is the first priority in breastfeeding. Any position will do as long as you can provide your baby safely. If she can latch and you're not going to fall over, its the best position. ...Read more

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I am giving up breastfeeding and in agony!?

I am giving up breastfeeding and in agony!?

What's question?: I'm sorry to hear you did not have a good experience with nursing your baby. It's likely the baby is not positioning your nipple correctly in its mouth leading to your discomfort. Thanks a lot for trying - the baby got some benefit even if you only tried for one day. If you are on the fence about stopping, I urge you to see a certified lactation consultant who can assist you with positioning. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of breastfeeding a baby?

What are the benefits of breastfeeding a baby?

See below: Breast milk is the gold standard for formulas. All formulas are made to mimic the nutritional benefits of breast milk. There are some benefits for reduced illnesses, ear infection, brain, and visual benefit. One other benefit is that it is free. The average cost of formula for the first year is around 2, 500 dollars. ...Read more

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