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Breast Milk Test Strips
Sore nipples, heavy breasts, fatique, elevated temp, green stool, very faint positive first response test but negative $1 dollar store test. Opinion??
May retest in 1 week: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A correctly done urine test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon. ...Read more
Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, you did not state what blood test. Were you tested for serum prolactin? How much discharge? Any relation to periods? It would be prudent to discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more
How accurate are store bought UTI test strips? Waiting for urine culture from doctor, but in meantime i bought home test strips & were negative
I am pumping to feed my baby breast milk but also using formula. (i'm not producing enough). Should I do breast milk only and formula only bottles?
I would: I don't have science behind this, but i don't know if mixing breast milk and formula will break down the good proteins in either liquid. I'm probably being overly cautious with this recommendation. So, if it was my baby, i wouldn't mix. Hope that helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Although breast milk is better, all infant formulas have the recommended nutients. Thus mixing is fine. Be aware that some babies react negatively with gas, fussiness etc. To a new formula. Also sometimes the taste of the mix may require an adjustment period. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does soy milk cause man breasts? I noticed my chest looking 'breasty' when I substituted soy for dairy milk.
Stopped breast feeding; been 4 days.Have clogged ducts. Using cabbage leaves.Can i massage the clogged ducts? Will it stimulate more milk production?
Go see the familydoc: You need to be evaluated by a doctor to see if you are developing an infection in the breasts. Duct ectasia can feel like a small lump just under your nipple. The nipple and areola may become tender and irritated, and turn pink or red. You will see thick, sticky discharge from your nipple. This discharge is benign, and can be black, grey or greenish in color. You may need an ultrasound. ...Read more
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
Abortion 20 weeks, breast is producing milk, took 2 dostinex (cabergoline) tablets, breast tenderness decrease, still contain milk,when may I ovulate again?
Lactation: Having breast milk after an abortion at twenty weeks is common and will stop as long as you don't stimulate your breasts. Wear a snugly fitting bra or top, take ibuprofen for pain, avoid pumping or expression, and avoid hot showers. Ovulation is possible despite breast milk production and so start contraception asap. Ovulation can happen within 3 weeks. ...Read more
Yes: Absolutely! i used the technique of manual expression for both of my children and it was awesome. Most people who hear this think the concept seems very strange, however i found hand expression to be more efficient for me than a breast pump. Check out this video from stanford on the technique: http://newborns.Stanford.Edu/breastfeeding/handexpression.Html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer