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Breast Milk Test Strips
How long is THC in breast milk? Itested negative for THC in a urine test is it possible I don't have THC in my breast milk?
The issue is that it: Can stay in your infant for 4-6 weeks. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that moms & dads abstain from smoking marijuana. The infant both inhales 2nd-hand smoke & gets it thru breast milk. Long-term studies can't be done before legalization. Some studies show sedation, delayed motor development, increased risk of SIDS if either parent smokes, & impaired ability to caretake the infant. ...Read more
What tests do doctors perform to diagnose thyroid? (i have severe headaches and I still have breast milk since 6 years after my first baby.) please help.
Thyroid Function: Your doctor will need to order a thyroid function test and along with the results of a physical and other exams determine if your symptoms stem from thyroid issues or are of some other cause. Good luck! ...Read more
I'm 27.Period is a week late, 3 neg preg test. My breast are super tender&have a strong odor that smell like breast milk. Also cramps&nausea. Why?
Pregnancy testing: You are just now in a place where your pregnancy test may turn up positive, my suggestion is to wait a few days and retest, it sounds like you are about to have your period, or it may be nausea related to early pregnancy. It your period comes you need do nothing, if your pregnancy test is negative again you need to see an OB and find out what is happening ...Read more
38 days late period, 4neg. Tests, ? Menopause?, 8 d clean from 6 mo. Crack, breast milk, frequent feeling to pee, tired, VERYlight spotting for 4 days?
Many Issues: You did not share anything specific about yourself such as your age. So we cannot comment on menopause. But first: Congratulation on getting clean. It is good to see you choose health and hope and a solution. Your symptoms represent a definite urinary tract infection and you need this diagnosed and treated urgently. Stop doing pregnancy tests. Four tests mean you are not pregnant. ...Read more
Dry up milk: TO dry up milk production, put ice packs wrapped in towels on your breasts 15 minutes out of every hour while awake. Wear a very tight bra. Avoid hot showers. There are also prescription medications that can help dry you up - for these call your OB/GYN. ...Read more
Yes you can: Apparently if you do it properly you can ship it. If frozen you can keep it frozen with dry ice or if you want it refrigerated use gel packs. Ship it overnight with one of the express carriers and make sure they are aware of the contents. ...Read more
3 main plans: Some prefer a quick method, bind up with super sized ace wrap & or pre-pregnancy bra & stop all feeds. You are miserable for a while but it works. Some drop one feeding a day until their supply drops off. Some use the baby or a breast pump to soften the the breast when it gets painful but but only enough to release the pressure while supplementing baby for the rest of the feeding. ...Read more
Great stuff!: Breast milk is the perfect food for babies: it has the right balance of fat, sugar, and protein, and it contains other nutrients like iron in small but very digestible amounts. The most unique and irreplaceable part of breast milk is immunity. Milk has antibodies, the tiny immune shields that protect against infections, and that vaccines will promote later in infancy and life. ...Read more
Yes: You can freeze your freshly pumped breastmilk for up to 3 months. It is best to keep it the back of your freezer to keep it very cold. Some report that if you have a separate deep freezer you may even keep it for longer. ...Read more
Yes: It's traditional to warm breast milk or formula before feeding it to a baby, but honestly there's no particular reason either can't be served cold. Babies might not take to it at first if they're used to the warm stuff, and I imagine warm milk is more like nursing, so maybe more comforting... But there's no crucial reason to warm the contents of a bottle. ...Read more
NO IT IS NOT: No it is not healthy for adults as it is high in chlesterol and it is high in cholesterol as babies benefit from high cholesterol levels, that's why synthetic infant formulas are beginning to include fatty acids as well. But what is good for the babies is not good for adults. Secondly breast milk also is high in sugar which is lactose. ...Read more
6 months: In the back of the freezer or in a deep freeze with a consistent temperature, breast milk may remain good for up to 6 months. Avoid placing the milk in the door of the freezer as the temperature will not remain constant. ...Read more
Make sure you are: Well hydrated...drink plenty of healthy fluids such as water and low fat milk. Nurse often, which will stimulate milk letdown and release, but not so much that you get sore. Also, make sure you are nursing in a quiet restful area, so that you can relax and enjoy the closeness with your baby.Stress may decrease the flow, so try to relax. If you feel your milk supply is not good, please talk to your MD. ...Read more
The hard way: There are many home remedies women in various cultures have been using for a long time, with variable suggest, but the most reliable way is to nurse every couple of hours from the first few days of life, and to pump after each nursing session. The body is meant to keep the baby alive based on the demands of the baby, but if you wish to store milk, you will need to pump afterwards. ...Read more
No: In almost all cases, breastmilk is best. Baby humans are made to drink human milk. Formulas do a good job of imitating breastmilk. In a few cases, a mom's milk may have some unusual imbalance of ingredients (for example, not enough fat, or more salt than usual), or a mom may be on a medication that gets into her milk and is harmful to babies. In these cases, formula would be more "nutritious". ...Read more