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Can pregnants consume bitter gourd?

Can pregnants consume bitter gourd?

Possible miscarriage: It is thought that eating a large amount of bitter melon might cause miscarriage or pre-term labor. Many women do have some in pregnancy without ill effects but it might be wise to avoid. See http://naturalmedicinejournal.Com/article_content.Asp?Edition=1;section=2;article=371 ; http://ehealthforum.Com/health/dangers-of-bittergourd-during-pregnancy-t371406-a1.Html. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink bitter gourd mellon juice during menstruation period time?

Is it safe to drink bitter gourd mellon juice during menstruation period time?

Yes: Bitter melon gourd juice is considered to be a very heathy juice for consumption in the east. There should be no issues. ...Read more

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Can I drink cow's milk while breastfeeding?

Can I drink cow's milk while breastfeeding?

Yes: While it is generally safe, there are a few uncommon allergic reactions that babies can have to dairy products in the maternal diet. Evaluating your baby's overall level of fussiness after breast-feeding may give you a clue if they're tolerating it well, and blood in your baby's stool is a red flag to stop all dairy products. ...Read more

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Prune juice effects in breast milk?

Prune juice effects in breast milk?

None.: The ingredients that act as laxatives don't end up in the milk. ...Read more

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A not so serious question, is it ok 4 my mam 2mix glas warm water wit honey,2tbl spoon cider vinegar,half spoon bakn soda, half juice/lemon 2lower B/P?

A not so serious question, is it ok 4 my mam 2mix glas warm water wit honey,2tbl spoon cider vinegar,half spoon bakn soda, half juice/lemon 2lower B/P?

Not aware: I am not aware of the mixture you proposed. I do think that standard medications for blood pressure should be given a chance first, from your doctor. Blood pressure issues can be dangerous and therefore must be treated appropriately. Please do not take chances. See your doctor, reduce weight if you are heavy, decrease salt, and exercise as per your MD. ...Read more

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Can we drink cold choco coffee before eating burger(with onion)?

I tried looking up: 'choco coffee' & it does not appear to be a proprietary blend. With that said- I am not aware of any contraindication to this plan. ...Read more

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Can 7mo old breastfed babies drink soy milk?

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Can 7mo old breastfed babies drink soy milk?

You mean soy formula: Certainly yes. Soy formula is not really advantageous over milk based formula though. ...Read more

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Will expired apple juice make child sick?

Yes: That is why you need to check expiration date. ...Read more

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Introducing solids: which comes first? Bottle or baby food?

Introducing solids: which comes first? Bottle or baby food?

Infant feeding: Solids should be given in by a spoon not bottle. Solid foods are started at 4-6 mos old. That first food should be full of nutrients esp iron and that food is pureed red meat. There are no studies to prove that rice cereal should be the first food introduced. The current trend is to start meats, vegetables, fruits & cereals in no sequence. Try a new food for a few days first before trying another. ...Read more

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When should we introduce bottle feeding?

When should we introduce bottle feeding?

Whenever needed: Newborns should be fed from the breast "only", but bottles can be used whenever needed. Sometimes, a baby has low blood sugar on day 1, or mom hasn't enough milk on day 3, so the newborn must drink from a bottle. After the first 2 weeks, newborns should be very good breastfeeders, and should be able to drink from a bottle off and on without losing any breastfeeding skills or interest. ...Read more

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Two-month old baby refuses expressed milk in bottle, how to encourage her bottle feeding?

Two-month old baby refuses expressed milk in bottle, how to encourage her bottle feeding?

Get out of the room: When you try alternative feeding it is best to let someone else do the offering.If baby is use to BF they will hold out as long as they can smell you. If hungry and you are not there to confuse her, she may begin the transition easier. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink 2 tablespoons of Heinz Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar diluted in 6-8 oz water while breastfeeding even if it says UNPASTEURIZED?

Is it safe to drink 2 tablespoons of Heinz Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar diluted in 6-8 oz water while breastfeeding even if it says UNPASTEURIZED?

Why risk it?: There really is no proven benefit to drinking apple cider vinegar, pasteurized or not, so why risk it while breast-feeding? I would recommend avoiding it. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Drinking milk tea okay for pregnancy?

Drinking milk tea okay for pregnancy?

Limit it, because : Black tea contains caffeine. Best to limit caffeine intake in pregnancy. Be aware of calories and sugar in sweetened, condensed milk. ...Read more

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1yr old will only drink whole milk..No table food, sometimes baby food, no water or juice. I need advice on feeding. She cries bc she is hungry. :(?

1yr old will only drink whole milk..No table food, sometimes baby food, no water or juice. I need advice on feeding. She cries bc she is hungry. :(?

It's either a neuro-: developmental disorder with delayed self-help & oral-motor skills or a bad habit Stop all bottles & juice; give water for thirst. Limit milk to 16 oz./day from an open-mouth cup at sit-down meals. Let her finger-feed 1 tbsp. of each food for 10 min. before offering help. Don't nag or beg. Ignore protests.Take a developmental screen from firstsigns.org to her 1-yr. medical & dental check-up ...Read more

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Baby now 5w takes 3oz of soy formula prepared with fluoride Nusery Water every 3-4 hours. fluorosis or are the amounts safe? Formula fed since day 3.

Baby now 5w takes 3oz of soy formula prepared with fluoride Nusery Water every 3-4 hours. fluorosis or are the amounts safe? Formula fed since day 3.

No need.: Congrats on your new baby and 3oz of formula prepared with nursery water with fluoride is not necessary. There are concerns about too much fluoride causing fluorosis and no need to use nursery water with fluoride. Most babies do not need fluoride until after 6 months of age. If you like nursery water, use it without fluoride until older than 6 months. ...Read more

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