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Baby Taking Antibiotics And Breastfeeding Mom Taking Antibiotics
I'm breastfeeding my 11 days old baby girl, and I'm taking antibiotics. She has developed a rash that looks like the rash (yeast) due to the above.
Drug reaction: Now I am assuming you think the baby has developed an allergic reaction to the antibiotic. However the brief description you give is not the description of a drug reaction and you did not state where the rash is. Really need more information and better description to assist you ...Read more
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
It depends: There are so many skin infections it is hard to make a blanket statement that covers every variation. It would depend on what the infection is from, how bad is it, where exactly on the breast is the infection, is the infection partly treated and no longer contagious because it is partly treated but the mom is not yet fully recovered. Best bet is to get the opinion of a breatfeeding friendly dr. ...Read more
I'm currently 15 weeks pregnant. My mom had problems breastfeeding me. Does it mean I will have problems breastfeeding my baby?
Hi, im a breastfeeding mom, my baby is 2 weeks old, and I would like to know if im able to drink the plan b? would I have to stop breastfeeding?
I am a breastfeeding mom to my one month old son, I really want to have my hair rebond and dye. Is this can affect my baby? Please enlighten me.
If a breastfeeding woman has an allergic reaction to a food she ate, is it safe to keep nursing? Most questions are about the baby's reaction, not mom
Cough drops: No prolem for mother or baby.Get a more detailed answer ›
Sunscreen: Sunscreen is considered safe for nursing mothers. ...Read more
Coffee: You can enjoy your coffee and breastfeed but limit your drinking to one or two cups daily. ...Read more
Vitamin E and Folic: Food high in vitamin e and Folic Acid help decrease red blood cell breakdown in g6pd. Definitely avoid fava beans since they are a known cause of red blood cell breakdown in the blood. Mom could be careful to chose for herself milk formulas which have no traces of soy or soya beans since soy and red wine, and blueberries could trigger g6pd. ...Read more
I am breastfeeding mom, my son is 3weeks old now. Can I have my hair rebonding already? Is this can affect my baby?
I took a sip out of a drink today before realizing it was diet with aspartame. I am a breastfeeding mom. Will this hurt my baby?
Hi I am a mom if 2 months old baby. I am breastfeeding. As I am diagonised with ra, which medicine and how much level can be taken. Thanks?
Check with your OB: Need to checkmwithnyour obstetrician to see which medications are safe and will not transfninto breast milk. ...Read more
Yes: That is a reasonable dose and one would not expect a great deal of transfer to milk at that level. ...Read more
I'm a breastfeeding mom. When I look down at nursing baby I feel a sharp pain in neck that shots up the back of my head. What ciukd cause this?
Irritated nerve?: If there is pain, tingling, numbness, or electrical sensations felt when a person moves her head or neck in a particular direction, she may be irritating or compressing a nerve coming out of the spinal cord. A neurologist or a physiatrist (physical medicine and rehabilitation) doctor can figure out the problem and start therapy. Sometimes neck x-rays and / or MRI are needed. ...Read more
I'm a new mom of a 2 month old and I'm also breastfeeding the baby. My right boob is very painful and tender to the touch. Even after I feed her.?
1st congratulations: You could just have an engorged breast. You could have a block in the canals which lead the milk to your nipple. That can be treated with a warm compress. A more serious cause could be that you have a mastitis (a breast infection). You should be seen by your doc for that and take an antibiotic if that is the reason. ...Read more
Perhaps: Colds and viral respiratory infections are common, but does not mean a nursing mother has to stop nursing. Some mothers use masks during feeding if they are coughing a great deal. Others pump and have other family members bottle feed. In all cases wash your hands! Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
What are the risks of breastfeeding during pregnancy (for the mom, baby and the embryo/fetus)? Is it prohibit?
What goodness comes from breast feeding? What are the specific benefits of breastfeeding for both the mom and baby?
Many for both: Breastfeeding has a multitude of benefits for both baby and mother. Breast milk is the perfect food for babies, the american academy of pediatrics recommends breastfeeding for at least the first year. Breastfeeding reduces infections, obesity, myopia, raises iq, and babes accept new foods better. Moms lose wgt. Faster, reduce breast cancer risk, save both time (no bottle prep) and $ on formula. ...Read more
I'm a breastfeeding mom to my 6wks baby. Is it ok if I take vit. E/alpha tocopherol while breastfeeding. I use to take it when im not yet pregnant?
See below: Scientists recommend that pregnant or lactating women be held to lower dietary intake levels of Alpha tocopherol and vitamin e substances. One reason is because high dosages of some of these tocopherol elements have been linked to birth defects. The rda for pregnant women of any age, it is 15 milligrams (or 22.5 iu); for breastfeeding women of any age, it is 19 milligrams (or 28.5 iu). ...Read more
I'm a breastfeeding mom. Since my child birth I got my regular montly period. But this month my period didn't came. We've got sex june 30, nothing follow?
Some thoughts...: Pregnancy is the most common cause of a missed period. If not pregnant, other causes of a late or missed period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, having an illness, traveling, medicines (especially birth control pills), hormonal disorders, etc… A home urine pregnancy test is very accurate 3 weeks after sex. ...Read more
Hello Dr. Deborah, since I found orange spot on my 6th mn baby, l read that mean sign of dehydration if I give her organic juice for baby is it help? Or should I add formula milk? I am breastfeeding mom.
I'm sorry but I: Don't quite understand your question. Where is the spot? Is she having wet diapers? How does your milk supply seem? Is she eating other foods? ...Read more
Toddler at birthday party today coughed on my 2 month old. Thought it was just his asthma but his mom says he now has a fever of 100.8.I'm breastfeeding but terrified that my baby will get sick. What can I do? What if she gets sick?
Is it true that breastfeeding mom should avoid going out at night coz the fog and cold wind might make the baby caught cold?
Well, a baby: Should not be overly exposed to the weather, but properly wrapped and warm, the fog is not a vector of disease. Just be sensible, you can go out at night. ...Read more
I have a 3mos. Old baby, I haven't got my period since I gave birth. I'm breastfeeding mom, can I take daphne pills even if I haven't got my period?
My doctor gave me planovar 4tabs for emergency contraception, I'm breastfeeding mom my baby is 2 month old I should Brest feed her or no?
I am a breastfeeding mom of 5 months baby. Now I can see clearly my blood vessel in my breast especially when its full. Is it dangerous?
Not at all!: It is absolutely normal for the superficial veins on the breast to become enlarged like that. This is no problem and it happens to supply more nutrients to the area with increased blood flow! Congratulations for breastfeeding your baby. I am so proud of you! Hope this helps, Dr Hodge ...Read more
I'm 26 yrs 1st time mom (20 months baby)who still breastfeeding. But yesterday morning I found a small lump above my breast below the collar bone& hurt.
WOW: My wife stopped at 13 months and I thought wow. As with my wife and son your baby is not getting anything at this point from the breast feeding except comfort assuming a regular solid food diet so it is time to stop. That said assuming there is no history in your family of malignancy I would see my obgyn to have it checked and proceed from there. ...Read more
I'm a breastfeeding mom of a 2mo old. I'm about 5' & 100lbs. How can I safely consume a few alcoholic beverages w/o harming my baby? I own a breast pump
No need to pump &:
Dump per laleche league's the breastfeeding answer book (pp. 597-598)
alcohol passes freely into mother's milk & has been found to peak about 30- 60 minutes after consumption, 60-90 minutes when taken with food. Alcohol also freely passes out of a mother's milk and her system. It takes a 120 pound woman ~ 2-3 hours to eliminate from her body the alcohol in one serving of beer or wine. ...Read more
I'm a breastfeeding mom with a stomach bug. If I take Pepto Bismol, (bismuth subsalicylate) how long will I need to wait before it's safe to breastfeed my baby?
How dangerous is for a 3 month baby (breastfeeding) to acquire chicken pox? Mom had it on infancy. Is there a vaccine or immunoglobulin available?
Not dangerous: A 3 months old gets enough immunoglobulins from the mother during pregnancy to protect till about age 6 months, if the mother had chicken pox as a child that means she has protective antibodies in her system and were transferred to the baby, rare at this age to have chicken pox, vaccination is available, but given at age 1, immunoglobulins are indicated for immune deficient patients, ur baby isn't ...Read more
Is it safe to use Mom plus laxative suspension for anal fissure during breast feeding? Will it affect my 2 month old baby as am breastfeeding him?
Accidentally swallowed a small piece of aluminum foil while eating. I'm a breastfeeding mama. Will this hurt baby?
Foil: Nothing will happen.Get a more detailed answer ›
Had my baby 3 weeks ago. Because of antibiotics, I was unable to breast feed at birth. My breasts are not leaking anymore. Can I still breast feed now?
1wk post-partum, breastfeeding, developed my 6th staph infection in 5yrs. If treated what affect would antibiotics have on my breastmilk and baby?
Can I breast feed my 3 months old baby as I'm taking anti biotic tablets for cold n throat infection?
Breastfeeding: It is best to avoid all unnecessary medications while breastfeeding like during pregnancy. Some mefenamic acid does appear in breast milk. Pregnancy category C means either animal studies have shown toxicity or enough studies have not been done to determine safety. Best not to take the medication while breastfeeding. I am glad breastfeeding which is best for the babies health is happening. ...Read more
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