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I just had my baby a month ago , and i'm breastfeeding. Can i still breast feed after taking Plan B one-step?

I just had my baby a month ago , and i'm breastfeeding. Can i still breast feed after taking Plan B one-step?

Progestin only pill: The progestin only pills (such as plan b) are considered to be the safest while breast feeding From the in package information for plan b: "no adverse effects of progestin-only pills have been found on breastfeeding performance or on the health, growth, or development of the infant. However, isolated post-marketing cases of decreased milk production have been reported" ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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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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My 2 month old baby has suddenly stop taking breastfeeding.But he is having formula.Whenever i try to give him breast feed he starts crying. ?

My 2 month old baby has suddenly stop taking breastfeeding.But he is having  formula.Whenever i try to give him breast feed he starts crying. ?

Keep trying: To have the formula from a bottle is easier for a baby because of the nipple opening is wider. It's much harder for them to get a milk from the breast. Keep on trying to breastfeed prior to the supplement infant with a formula. Be patient. ...Read more

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Currently breast feeding will my breasts remain ugly and deflated looking once I chose to stop breastfeeding ?

Currently breast feeding will my breasts remain ugly and deflated looking once I chose to stop breastfeeding ?

Yes: this ia a small price you would pay for the breast feeding. You get all the benefits of breast feeding including: healthier, smarter, less infections, less risk of cancer, better weight loss for you if you want to get rid of the baby weight. ...Read more

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What goodness comes from breast feeding? What are the specific benefits of breastfeeding for both the mom and baby?

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

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I am breastfeeding and work in oncology. Is it safe to administer chemotherapy while breast feeding ?

I am breastfeeding and work in oncology. Is it safe to administer  chemotherapy while breast feeding ?

Handling chemo: As long as you take proper precautions when handling chemo, including proper garb, gown, gloves and handling techniques, you should be fine. ...Read more

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I was breast feeding, only pumping, then back to only breastfeeding I have had one period, does the restarting of no period happen again now?

I was breast feeding, only pumping, then back to only breastfeeding I have had one period, does the restarting of no period happen again now?

Not necessarily: You may or may not start having regular periods while breast feeding. It is certainly not a reliable birth control. Talk to your doctor about using effective birth control while you are nursing. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Opsahl
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Female Reproductive System (Definition)

The female reproductive system is a complex organ system that includes sex hormones and organs such as the ovaries, uterus, fallopian ...Read more