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What are the bad effects of alcohol consumption during pregnancy and breastfeeding.?

What are the bad effects of alcohol consumption during pregnancy and breastfeeding.?

No: The early reports of fetal alcohol effects surfaced first in the 1950's& again in the 70's. The most prominent effects were dose related; the worst fetal damage to the highest alcohol intake. Research has shown direct toxic effects of alcohol on the nerves of the fetal brain & many suggest much of the ADD we see today is related to alcohol intake. No level of alcohol intake is considered safe. ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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Dandelion capsules 500 mg as mild diuretic alternative safety during breastfeeding not pregnancy?maximum safe dose?

Dandelion capsules 500 mg as mild diuretic alternative safety during breastfeeding not pregnancy?maximum safe dose?

Better not use it: Although it's an herb, it is still a medicine, safety isn't established in pregnancy or during breastfeeding. It still interacts with other medicines. If you really need a water pill for a medical reason, why not ask your doctor about it. Please don't self medicate, check this link for more information, wish you and your baby wellness, http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-706-dandelion.aspx?activeingredientid=706& ...Read more

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I have thiriod problem and 39 week pregnant but my thiriod control during pregnancy is baby affect and other thing is can I breast feed?

Treat it : Untreated thyroid disease can be a problem for a fetus. Treated thyroid disease is not a problem. Make sure your thyroid is under control. It is safe to breastfeed. ...Read more

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What are the risks of being on seroxat during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding? And are there other substitutes that can be safer for the fetus?

What are the risks of being on seroxat during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding? And are there other substitutes that can be safer for the fetus?

Seroxat ; Pregnancy: There has been some concern about potential heart defects when babies are born of mothers using paroxetine (seroxat) http://tinyurl.com/lhkeo4w -- but other studies have not shown ill effect: http://tinyurl.Com/ka2jdt7 zoloft (sertraline) and Celexa have not been implicated and could be safer in pregnancy. Zoloft (sertraline) is the oldest ; most studied -- relatively safe in breastfeeding too. http://tinyurl.com/5t44qah. ...Read more

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How can I prepare for breastfeeding during pregnancy?

How can I prepare for breastfeeding during pregnancy?

Read: There are many excellent books on breastfeeding, and it is very helpful to understand how it all works and what to expect before you get there. You can try 'The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding' or 'The Nursing Mother's Companion'. Both are excellent, and can be found at bookstores or online. ...Read more

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How can I prepare for breastfeeding during pregnancy?

Good health : Preparing for breastfeeding is as easy as learning how to eat healthy and taking care of yourself. During pregnancy, you do not have to do anything special to your breasts, nature takes care of it. After the baby is born, stay healthy and avoid unnecessary drugs or alcohol. Also continue your prenatal vitamin. La Leche League has a great website. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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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