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Can I take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) while breast feeding?

Can I take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) while breast feeding?

Excreted in the milk: This amphetamine mixture is excreted in the breast milk in significant amounts & is considered a toxic exposure for a baby that is worse in the newborn period but less so as the baby gets older. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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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I'm breast feeding & want to know if I take my Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) in the a.M. How many hrs do I have to wait b4 nursing again? Not XR its the salts (tablets)

I'm breast feeding & want to know if I take my Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) in the a.M. How many hrs do I have to wait b4 nursing again? Not XR its the salts (tablets)

Not a timing issue: Milk is being made continuously and exposure to Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) will show up in the milk, most within the first 8 hours after consumption. At theraputic (prescribed) amounts it is considered relatively safe. Caution is advised for infants sensitive to the drug showing hyper irritability, insomnia & reduced weight gain. Any overuse should be met with a 24hrs of pump/dump period before resuming med. ...Read more

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Why is breast feeding beneficial?

Why is breast feeding beneficial?

Breast milk: Because it has all the natural ingredients and antibody protection that a healthy infant requires to be able to thrive. ...Read more

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What should I eat while breast feeding?

What should I eat while breast feeding?

A balanced diet: Be sure to consume enough fluids that you end up peeing at least 4x daily. Eat a balanced diet and avoid things that you find irritate baby. Things that make you gassy will likely do the same for baby. Avoid experimenting with spicy or hot foods and please don't try to restrict your calories. If you eat your pre-pregnancy needs some weight will come off naturally with breast feeding. ...Read more

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Any foods to avoid while breast feeding?

Any foods to avoid while breast feeding?

No RAW meat/fish: Besides raw meat/fish (n minimize processed meats/cold-cuts), you should be eating a healthy, well balanced diet, and regular exercises just like everyone else should. You may need a bit more iron/calcium/folic acid which are provided in your prenatal vitamins. Consume about 500+ calories/day extra, to make milk for baby. Congrats on the new baby--a miracle of life. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are beans bad while breast feeding?

Are beans bad while breast feeding?

Staple food group: Beans are a good source of nutrition and part of a balanced diet. If they make you gassy they can make baby gassy but I don't think that is a valid reason to avoid them. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of breast-feeding my baby?

What are the benefits of breast-feeding my baby?

Several: Breast milk is an excellent source of nutrition for your child, is almost completely absorbed, contains numerous antibodies to help fight infections, and is the best way to bond to your child. ...Read more

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What are the risks and benefits of breast feeding?

What are the risks and benefits of breast feeding?

Breast feeding perks: For baby: improved immunity, superior brain & eye development, fewer allergies & GI problems, enhanced cognitive functioning, reduced risk of obesity/all obesity related diseases, etc. Etc. Etc. Etc. Mother loses weight faster, saves time, money and environmental resources, bonds more readily, reduces risk of breast & ovarian cancer, reduces risk of multiple systemic disease. Risks are minor ...Read more

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What foods should I stay away from while breast feeding?

What foods should I stay away from while breast feeding?

Everyone differs: Every baby is different so trial and error is needed. In general, foods that tend to upset your baby are dairy products, chocolate, caffeine, tomato products including salsa, spicy foods, cruciferous veggies, onions, and cabbage. ...Read more

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What would happen if I took Nopalina while breast feeding?

What would happen if I took Nopalina while breast feeding?

Probably nothing: There is some thought that large amounts of flaxseed products may decrease your breast milk production, but in normal dietary amounts, it should be fine. ...Read more

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Can I eat sushi while breast feeding?

Can I eat sushi while breast feeding?

Type of fish: You may wish to ascertain mercury levels in the fish. Fda provides guidance on this subject. Consult this site for more info.
http://www. Americanpregnancy. Org/pregnancyhealth/fishmercury. Htm. ...Read more

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Can I get pregnant while breast feeding?

Yes: Especially if you don't breast feed around the clock (you feed pumped milk or formula) you can ovulate and get pregnant. Don't rely of bf for contraception. ...Read more

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How to stop diarrhea when breast feeding?

How to stop diarrhea when breast feeding?

Several things: First continue breast feeding, it is well tolerated & baby needs the energy. Second, offer things that slow the poo; apple sauce is my favorite followed by bananas & rice cereal. If over a year the breads help some as can steamed rice & plain macaroni ...Read more

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Is theraflu safe for breast feeding moms?

Yes: There are several components to this product but all are considered safe for breast feeding. ...Read more

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Can an hiv+ woman breast feeding her baby?

Can an hiv+ woman breast feeding her baby?

Bad, bad idea: In health, breast feeding has many benefits, and in the very poor nations, the lack of a good alternative may make it worth the risk. In the developed world, it is far safer to use a good substitute because of the risk of transmission to the baby. On this subject, there's an unanimity rare in real science. This is an emotional issue with militants offering misinformation -- be warned. ...Read more

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Fluconazole have a risk to breast feeding?

There is: Not enough information available to say for certain, but it is a category c drug during pregnancy and not advised in both pregnancy and while breast feeding. I would advise against it. ...Read more

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Do any supplements help while breast feeding?

Do any supplements help while breast feeding?

Continue PNV.: Continue your prenatal vitamins during lactation to protect your body against hypovitaminosis! ...Read more

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Why is speed dieting bad while breast feeding?

Why is speed dieting bad while breast feeding?

Need nutrition: For the baby. If you diet while breast feeding you are denying the baby the nutrition they need. Your diet gives breast milk its nutrients. ...Read more

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How can I wean my child off of breast feeding?

3 basic approaches: The cold turkey plan is obvious, you substitute formula, bind yourself & everybody cries for days but it passes (i don't recommend it) gradual: substitute one feeding/day & increase until every other then off.
Baby breast pump: allow baby to feed & get you soft as you start each breast but switch to a bottle to finish. Any combination u can tolerate can work if you stick with it. ...Read more

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Is sodium pyruvate safe during breast feeding?

Is sodium pyruvate safe during breast feeding?

Unknown: There is no research data on this. If the sodium pyruvate is medically necessary, it would be reasonable to use. Discuss this specifically with the doctor recommending it's use. ...Read more

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Can I take clarithromycin while breast feeding?

Can I take clarithromycin while breast feeding?

Yes: This medication is considered safe during breast feeding. ...Read more

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Can you use a tanning bed while breast feeding?

Can you use a tanning bed while breast feeding?

Not exactly: A woman can use a tanning bed before or after breast feeding, if she accepts the risks of the uv radiation hitting her skin. During breast feeding, her baby would be right there, so she must stay away from the tanning bed or have the machine turned off. The tanning bed won't damage her breast milk. ...Read more

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Can I pass HPV to my baby trough breast feeding.

Can I pass HPV to my baby trough breast feeding.

Surface contact: The hpv virus passes from one surface to another through direct contact. Since the hpv never enters your bloodstream, it can never enter your milk and pass to baby. If you were shedding the virus in your birth canal it could end up attaching to baby in the process. Vocal cord lesions or genital lesions can appear months after delivery when passed this way. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take miralax while breast feeding??

Is it safe to take miralax while breast feeding??

Yes: As a general rule all of these stool softening agents which remain within the intestines (never enter the blood) are safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Is there any harm to smoking while breast feeding?

Is there any harm to smoking while breast feeding?

Yes: Start with an increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome, add 2-3x incerase in bronchitis& ear infections & other respiratory issues. Add decreased growth & exposure to nicotine in the milk, short of this you will teach this child to smoke as an adult. I am not aware of any health benefits of smoking to you or your child. At least you are breast feeding, that's good. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink Metamucil while breast feeding?

Is it ok to drink Metamucil while breast feeding?

Yes It is ok: With breastfeeding, as it is a bulk laxative, acts locally in the bowel, no systemic absorption, so won't be secreted in the breast milk, ...Read more

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Can olive leave extract be taken while breast feeding?

Can olive leave extract be taken while breast feeding?

Not sure: There is no research or sufficient clinical data regarding the use of olive leaf extract for the nursing mothers. ...Read more

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Can I take Zantac (ranitidine) while breast feeding?

Can I take Zantac (ranitidine) while breast feeding?

Yes: Zantac, ranitidine, is listed as a class B for pregnancy which means it is likely safe but as always you should talk with your doctor and look at how much you need the medicine. In animal studies there were not any findings that were considered serious, that is that it might cause birth defects.
Here is a link with more information: http://www. Drugs. Com/pregnancy/ranitidine. Html ...Read more

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Is there a way to condition nipples for breast-feeding?

Is there a way to condition nipples for breast-feeding?

Maybe: You could try using a breast pump so that you get used to the sensation. That said, keep in mind that the actual suckling of the baby is mechanically much more than the neg pressure generated from the suction pump.
Also, that the act of nursing your baby is itself the best way to get your nipples to adapt. Congrats on your baby and your decision to breast feed. Good luck. ...Read more

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My 9 months dauther breast feeding having constipation?

Dark Karo syrup: Give 1 tsp of dark karo syrup three times a day. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take celexa (citalopram) when breast feeding?

Is it ok to take celexa (citalopram) when breast feeding?

Depends: As a rule anything ingested can get into the mother's milk. While Celexa (citalopram) is a rather benign medication, it is probably best not to take it. However, the mother's mental health must be taken into consideration. If depression and/or anxiety are bad it will also have an effect on the infant. Speak to your ob/gen or pediatrician to help you weigh the risks and benefits. ...Read more

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Does sperm have any effect on a child when breast feeding?

Clarification: I need clarification as to what you are asking. Are you asking if sperm on your breast/nipple will have any effect or whether sperm in your vagina will have any effect on a child while breast feeding? I would say no but would need more information. You might also want to discuss with your physician. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Dextroamphetamine And Racemic Amphetamine (Definition)

Dextroamphetamine|racemic amphetamine is an appetite suppressant which is a kind ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Adderall (Definition)

Adderall is an appetite suppressant which is a kind ...Read more