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Breastfeeding And Body Aches
Cold chills, body ache, and sore throat... What over-the-counter medicine can II take if im breastfeeding?
Muscle pain is most frequently related to tension, overuse, or muscle injury from exercise or physically-demanding work. In these situations, the pain tends to involve specific muscles and starts during or just after the activity. It is usually obvious which activity is causing the pain. Muscle pain also can be a sign of conditions affecting your whole body, like some infections (including the flu) and disorders that affect connective tissues throughout the ...Read more
Sore throat, body ache, headache, toothache, weakness while breastfeeding. Can I take something? Or wait to go see doctor?
I am breastfeeding and just getting over a itchy rash all over my body. Today I feel hot and cold similar to flu like symptoms without the aches pains?
Possible mastitis: Any time you get chills and fever while breast-feeding, your gynecologist will want to know about it. It's quite common for a nursing mom to develop an infection in her breast, called mastitis. Chills and fever could be an early sign of this, but you will probably get local soreness and redness of one breast and body aches too, if that is what you have. If not very sick, probably a routine virus. ...Read more
I have the chills, migraine, sore throat, nausea and my body's aching. What could I take? Breastfeeding a 6 month old.
Dr. can evaluate: Throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (Tamiflu (oseltamivir) may be used for influenza), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. A person might see a doctor if the sore throat is very painful or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat and influenza). Meanwhile, Motrin or Tylenol may help with symptoms. ...Read more
My wife is on exclusive-breastfeeding for our 5month old 9.1kg baby boy. Her nipples have become so sore and painful to breastfeed. What can we do? S
Breast shields: Try using some breast shields and mom should try massaging her breasts with lanolin. ...Read more
Well stop feeding on: That side - or use a breast pump to get mild gently. But need to discuss this with your ob/gyn. ...Read more
Nursing: Keep nursing on that side especially, if the milk gets backed up causing milk cysts and pain you can use warm compresses and manually massage to clear that locked dust if nursing doesn't do it. Or pump that side to get better suction to get it out. Just don't stop nursing the sore side as that can lead to infection. Sounds backwords but it works. Call your lactation consultant for guidance also. ...Read more
Use alternate: The answer really depends on what type of sore your have and where. Just to be on the safe side, consider nursing only on the unaffected breast. Pumping or manually expressing breast milk from the side of concern will help to prevent lactation issues. When healed, resuming feeds on both breasts should be fine. ...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
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