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Was just stung by a wasp, wondering if any antihistamines would be safe to take while breastfeeding or should I just ride out the swelling?

Was just stung by a wasp, wondering if any antihistamines would be safe to take while breastfeeding or should I just ride out the swelling?

Most antihistamines: ...Are acceptable while breastfeeding. On the other hand, they may not be very effective for a wasp sting.

http://firstaid. Webmd. Com/allergy-insect-sting-treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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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Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) while breastfeeding?

Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) while breastfeeding?

Yes: Taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can lead to a temporary decrease in breastmilk supply but usually it is minor unless you take a lot or for a long time. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) when breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) when breastfeeding?

Yes, but: Something like Allegra or Claritin (loratadine) would have less effect on the milk volume you make and would not cause sedation in the baby. ...Read more

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Is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) safe while breastfeeding? Or how long should I wait to feed my baby after taking?

Is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) safe while breastfeeding? Or how long should I wait to feed my baby after taking?

? safe: You want to avoid it during breastfeeding as it is gets to breast milk. If you take one dose, it won't probably be harmful, it would stay in your system for about 9-18 hours, a long time to avoid breast feeding, confer with your doctor for an alternative to control your symptoms, good luck ...Read more

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Is it okay if I am breastfeeding and taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) fir the allergies?

Breast Feeding: Small, occasional doses of Diphenhydramine would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed infants. Larger doses or more prolonged use may cause effects in the infant or decrease the milk supply. This is taken from the drug and lactation database web site where you can search for drugs. Search for Diphenhydramine. Link: http://toxnet. Nlm. Nih. Gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen? Lact. ...Read more

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I'm taking clindamycin for an infection on my face. 3 capsules 3 times a day for 5 days 150mg yesterday after my first dose My body started itching. No rashes but it itches I'm afraid to take benadryl since I'm breastfeeding my 4 month old daughter.?

I'm taking clindamycin for an infection on my face. 3 capsules 3 times a day for 5 days 150mg yesterday after my first dose My body started itching. No rashes but it itches I'm afraid to take benadryl since I'm breastfeeding my 4 month old daughter.?

Benadryl safe: Benadryl is safe to use while breastfeeding although it may decrease the volume of breastmilk produced. However you should contact your doctor who prescribed the clindamycin and let them know you are itching. You may need to stop the clindamycin and switch to another antibiotic. ...Read more

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Can my wife take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for insomnia if she is breast feeding?

Can my wife take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for insomnia if she is breast feeding?

Alternative: First, its great that she is breastfeeding. Appreciate her a lot for that. She could take a couple of doses of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) without sig risk neg effect on baby (10% irritability, . ...Read more

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What are the common uses of antihistamine?

What are the common uses of antihistamine?

Antihistamine 4 itch: Antihistamines (ah) block histamine receptors and stop histamine from causing itching and swelling. They are mainly used to treat allergies and hives. Some are sedating; those are used as sleep aids. Many otc sleep meds contain Diphenhydramine (benadryl). ...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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Is Flixonase an antihistamine?

Steroid Nasal Spray: Flixonase or Flonase (fluticasone proprionate) is a steroid nasal spray commonly used to treat allergic rhinitis by decreasing the allergic inflammation in the nasal mucosa. It is not an antihistamine. ...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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Is there an antihistamine cream?

Is there an antihistamine cream?

Yes, but avoid: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream is available. While some people find temporary relief for insect bites with this, in general it is not very effective compared to other antihistamines taken as pills or tabs. For generalized rash, it really doesn't make sense. ...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?

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?

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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Which foods should I avoid while breastfeeding?

Which foods should I avoid while breastfeeding?

Allergenic foods: All over the world, women breastfeed their babies just fine. These women have very different diets from one another, yet as long as they eat balanced diets with a good variety of foods, they should do well with their breastfeeding. A breastfeeding mom may avoid a food that she is allergic to, or that she suspects is causing a change in a baby's behavior; and should discuss this with the doctor. ...Read more

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What are some tricks for breastfeeding multiples?

What are some tricks for breastfeeding multiples?

Patience: If there is a good lactation consultant in your area, contact her! If there are support groups for mothers of twins and triplets, also contact them. They can be invaluable! It is possible to nurse multiples...Pace yourself, ask for help, and if you have to supplement it is ok! Be sure ou are eating and drinking enough to keep up supply and that you have down time. You rock! ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Carter
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Antihistamine (Definition)

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