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Doctor insights on: Body Fat Percentage During Breastfeeding

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Why is it that during breastfeeding some come fat and when they stop breastfeeding they loss weight.

Why is it that during breastfeeding some come fat and when they stop breastfeeding they loss weight.

Eating more: The opposite of what you said is generally true. Breastfeeding increases one's metabolism making it easier to lose weight. I suppose the people you are referring to just ate too much. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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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After baby delivery how to get rid of fat during breastfeeding?

After baby delivery how to get rid of fat during breastfeeding?

Depends on you: If you look at the specifics, creating breast milk for baby requires metabolic work on your part (that is quite passive).Over 1yr your breasts will use your body energy to create roughly 500-1000 cal/day for baby. If you only consume the diet you need for your pre-pregnancy weight, you could drop 1-2 pounds a week due to breastfeeding alone. If you eat more you loose less. ...Read more

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Can I take flygyl during breastfeeding?

Can I take flygyl during breastfeeding?

Yes: This medication has been well studied in lactation and there are no specific concerns about its use. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take nacl during breastfeeding?

Is it okay to take nacl during breastfeeding?

Beast milk and medicine: Are you asking about table salt? If a prescription of some sort call who prescribed it and ask. ...Read more

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Which medications are safe during breastfeeding?

Which medications are safe during breastfeeding?

Some are, some not: You'll have to consult the prescriber for information on medication safety, I can't list them all here in a short answer. Definitely check on both OTC and prescription med safety before taking medications while nursing. ...Read more

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Eaten poppyseeds during breastfeeding. What to do?

Eaten poppyseeds during breastfeeding. What to do?

No worry.: They contain enough opiates to cause a false positive urine drug test, but not to affect you or the baby in any way. ...Read more

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What foods to avoid during breastfeeding typically?

What foods to avoid during breastfeeding typically?

Highly seasoned food: Avoid highly seasoned foos, caffeinated beverages, foods not healthy for mom or babe. Also avaid any uncooked seafoods or any food that can pass any infectious agent on to mom or babe. ...Read more

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Please tell me what food to avoid during breastfeeding?

Please tell me what food to avoid during breastfeeding?

A varied list: Some people can eat everything, some can't. So you can cheat some with this list... 1. Cabbage 2. Onions and garlic 3. Spicy foods 4. Cruciferous vegetables (broccoli and cauliflower), radishes, asparagus 5. Caffeine 6. Dairy and tomatoes you may find some of these foods are well tolerated, and you can eat lots, and find some foods you didn't know about (almonds, carrots). Comes with experience. ...Read more

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Are there suggestions for detoxifying during breastfeeding?

Are there suggestions for detoxifying during breastfeeding?

Not the best time: To detoxify. A balanced and nutritious diet will help. Vegetables are natural chelators. Chlorella is a natural chelator and can help detoxify. Chinese medicine can help you accomplish your goal and it is safest to do so under the supervision of a trained practitioner. ...Read more

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Healthy baby and ok during breastfeeding now at 4 slow weight gaining?

Healthy baby and ok during breastfeeding now at 4 slow weight gaining?

Question not clear: I am not sure I understand the question totally. If you are saying now that you are slowing gaining weight, it is probably related to your calorie intake, activity level and not having an increased metabolism if not nursing now. Make sure to eat right, limit sodas and sports drinks, avoid second helpings and snacks and me as active as you can be. Try a jogging baby stroller to help. ...Read more

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Can I take iron tablet ferfix-fa during breastfeeding.?

Can I take iron tablet ferfix-fa during breastfeeding.?

Taking iron tablet: Yes it is fine to take oral iron tablet during the period of time you are breast feeding. ...Read more

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Can I take diane35 pills during breastfeeding? Thanks in advance.

Can I take diane35 pills during breastfeeding? Thanks in advance.

No: Diane 35 contains an anti-androgen and an estrogen. It is used for birth control and for acne treatment. It is not safe to use while breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Do sperm affect a baby during breastfeeding?

Do sperm affect a baby during breastfeeding?

Unclear??: Sperm where? Do you mean intercourse? No, the baby can't tell. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take collagen during breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take collagen during breastfeeding?

No problem: Collagen is basically protein & more or less just eating a different protein source like fish or tofu. ...Read more

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Is ibprufen same during breastfeeding a 3 months old baby?

Is ibprufen same during breastfeeding a 3 months old baby?

Good to go: Ibuprofen is the analgesic, or pain medication, of choice while breastfeeding. It has a very low excretion level into breastmilk, a very short half life and is safe in much higher levels than are found in breastmilk. You should be just fine using it during breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Is becoming a vegan healthy while breastfeeding? Is it good for the body or bad?

Is becoming a vegan healthy while breastfeeding? Is it good for the body or bad?

It depends...: Many people feel a vegan diet is the healthiest diet, but while many people thrive on a vegan diet it is certainly not for everyone; we are all genetically unique and many people discover that they feel much better with at least some animal-derived food in their diet. While breastfeeding it is important to get adequate protein and essential fatty acids but this is possible as a vegan- see comment:. ...Read more

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Do you think I can go on a calorie controlled diet whilst breastfeeding?

Not advisable: It's not a good idea to limit caloric intake to the point you are losing weight while breastfeeding. Some of that should happen naturally anyway with the breastfeeding. If you limit calories, you risk limiting nutrients your child needs. Not to say you should overdo it either and eat 10, 000 calories a day. If needed, talk to a dietician or lactation specialist. ...Read more

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Am taking lonart malaria tablets whilst breastfeeding, will it harm my baby?

Not recommended: Most malaria treatments and preventive regimens do not recommend use while breastfeeding. Depending on length of needed and age of baby you could "pump and dump" to ensure milk productiion continues until treatment is done. A full discussion with health care provided is needed to get the best and safest regimen. ...Read more

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Which is the most effective medicine to take for backache whilst breastfeeding?

Which is the most effective medicine to take for backache whilst breastfeeding?

This needs to be: Discussed with your doctor but in terms of over the counter medication it is tylenol (acetaminophen). Beter yet, getting back into a gegular exercise routine once cleared by your physician. ...Read more