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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

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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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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

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