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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. Tim Conrad
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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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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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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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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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Period after 6 weeks&mostly breast feeding. With my previous two pregnancy less breastfeeding &period come when I stopped. why this time it come early?

Period after 6 weeks&mostly breast feeding. With my previous two pregnancy less breastfeeding &period come when I stopped. why this time it come early?

Many causes: The return of menses following delivery is extremely variable even if she is breast feeding. Even more so with premature deliveries. I would recommend using some form of birth control - even the morning after pill - for at least 3 months following delivery to allow the uterus to heal and be ready for the next pregnancy. ...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

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Breastfeeding wife of 3 week old has food poisoning (diarrhea, some vomiting). Pediatrician said ok to breast feed. What can wife take?

Breastfeeding wife of 3 week old has food poisoning (diarrhea, some vomiting). Pediatrician said ok to breast feed. What can wife take?

Breastfeeding: Your wife should be staying hydrated most importantly. Drinking plenty of fluids/Gatorade is important. Don't take any Immodium, you want whatever is in you out of you, and not trap the organism in you. Bigger question is this a stomach bug or actual food poisoning, which if latter then what kind of food poisoning bc that will dictate if you need treatment or not. ...Read more

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What foods to avoid when breast feeding for healthy milk?

What foods to avoid when breast feeding for healthy milk?

Mom can eat: Nursing mothers need to eat a balance diet with plenty of fluids, if the baby is fussy and colicky, has rash or constant congestion, than you avoid certain foods and beverages too much caffeine spices(cinnamen, garlic, curry, chilli pepper) chocolate citrus fruits broccoli cabbage cucumbers &peppers onion cherries and prunes but i must say most moms can consume all these in moderation without ill effect. ...Read more

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What are the health differences between bottle feeding and breast feeding?

What are the health differences between bottle feeding and breast feeding?

Breast fed is best: For many many reasons! www.Lalecheleague.Org/nb/nbbenefits.Html has a great explanation. On the other hand bottle feeding is ok and you shouldn't fee lguilty if you are unable to breast feed. ...Read more

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What are some easy foods i can eat to help weight loss but still healthy for the fact that i'm breast feeding?

What are some easy foods i can eat to help weight loss but still healthy for the fact that i'm breast feeding?

Don't: Don't try to lose weight while breast feeding. You need extra calories for baby. There's plenty of time to lose the pregnancy weight after you finish breastfeeding. Talk with your ob. ...Read more

Dr. Tracy Berg
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Healthy Cooking (Definition)

Healthy cooking is cooking that is focused on making healthy food, including food that is low in saturated fat, ...Read more