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Probably : Hormonal birth control might affect milk supply, so it's best to use a non-hormone method, like a copper iud. Birth control that doesn't have estrogen, like Nexplanon implants or the mini pill, is probably better than a regular pill like yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). If you start on birth control with hormones, keep track of how much milk you are making, and consider another method if it decreases. ...Read more
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
I'm breast feeding can I take vit c 1g/ 5ml vit c ampule intravenously to improve my skin? I heard that certain amount of vit c goes to baby via milk?
Vitamin C for skin: Vitamin c is safe when breastfeeding. But for skin issues, topical vitamin c is more often used. http://tinyurl.com/mjowvh3 some doctors provide meyer's IV "cocktails" that contain vitamin c and other nutrients, but skin is not usually the main reason for this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi dr,I'm a breastfeeding mum of 3.5 months old baby& still exclusively breast feed. If I take postinor2 for emergency, will it b ok for my milk supply&my bub? Since my baby haven't get anything yet but breastmilk. Thank you.
Hello doctor actually am breast feeding. Can i take meftal spas for my stomach pain during my periods. Is it safe to take while breastfeeding. Thank u?
Sore throat poss post nasal drainage. Would antihistamine help? Can I take while breast feeding? What to take for sore mild scratchy throat?
I have a fever of 107 and im breast feeding what can I take also how high can a fever get before its dangerous?
My 6 w old baby recently had good rest only when fed with my pumped milk in bottle but when breast feed it takes hours and hours. Why? Is it problem?
Baby satisfied: Sounds like maybe the baby has latch issues on the breast and may not be getting as much to eat on the breast as when you gave the bottle. Baby may have some weak suck muscles that make breast feeding harder. Is there a lactation consultant in your area>? That would help so much! you may also benefit form an oral motor evaluation. Good question. ...Read more
My son is 2 years old. But he is not interested to eating food. He take breast feeding. He is under weight & his weight is 10.5 kg now. What can I do?
4 meals a day: Picky eaters are hard to deal with. In general, do not let him nibble constantly. Rather feed him 3 meals plus a bedtime snack. Give him choices but never limit the volume of any food. The objective is to create an appetite and that is only done if he will eat volume and expand his stomach. Then patiently wait a month and see. If that does not work u will need him evaluated by a pediatrician. ...Read more
She is 10 month old but she still does not has her first teeth she just takes breast feeding and foods prescribe some multivitamin to giver her
Baby teeth: Evidenced based studies show all children should have 1st dental exam by age1 (see a Pediatric Dental Specialist), 1st Orthodontic exam by age 7 (see Orthodontic Specialist). Children begin to teethe as late as 16 months. As long as she's thriving, don't worry. Talk to your Pediatrician about diet changes as she grows. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had unprotected sex two days after ovulation, since am breast feeding I didn't take any after pills, how can I prevent possibilities of pregnancy?
Nothing: There is nothing you can do a this point to prevent the pregnancy. There are contraceptive methods breastfeeding moms can utilize, but it is too late for that with this incident. How do you know you were ovulating, as this is usually quite irregular during nursing? The only way to guarantee no pregnancy would have been abstaining around ovulation. Now you just have to wait and see... ...Read more
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
My 3.5 mo. old ate less in the last few days. Rubs his ears during breast feed.Doesn't take my breasts sometimes. Checked with dr. Nothing was found. ?
Prenatal vitamins: Prenatal vitamins are recommended during breast feeding. The breast milk will begin to strip some nutrients from your body (calcium from your bones, etc) & these vitamins assure you will have enough of these specific nutrients available so the baby can get them in adequate amounts & not deplete your body in the process. ...Read more
Probably safe: Levocarnitine and acetyl-l-carnitine (acetlycarnitine) are normal components of human milk that are required for fat metabolism. It appears unlikely that maternal levocarnitine supplements during nursing would be harmful to the infant, but until more data are available, it is probably best to avoid levocarnitine. Any doubts about any chemicals: http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?LACT ...Read more
1-3 days generally: You can use cabbage leaves on your breasts to help reduce the pain. ...Read more