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Breastfeeding And Topical Sulfur
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
Are glutathione and kojic acid (topical; in the form of soap) both safe for breastfeeding moms? Thank you.
Is a basil essential oil safe for topical use while breastfeeding? Will it interact with prescription metoclopramide? Trying to increase milk supply.
I had dark spots and areas in my body due to my previous pregnancy. I get moles from topical skin products. Can I take Gluta even if I'm breastfeeding?
No "deadline": There is no "deadline" for breastfeeding. Breastfeeding and breastmilk have numerous benefits for you and your child. At least 6 months is desirable and if you can make it to one year, that is even better. That being said, many women may only be able to breastfeed for a few months while some will continue to breastfeed into toddlerhood. The choice is up to you and your baby. Wean on your timeline. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On demand: Breastfeeding operates by demand, the more baby demands milk, the more milk the breasts produce. Make sure not to supplement any formula. Depending on where you're at post partum, advice may differ. Here's a great website with lots of good information: http://www.Lalecheleague.Org/faq/increase.Html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Of course! exercise is great for your physical health and will not interfere with you producing breast milk as long as your nutrition (and hydration!) remains good. Be sure to drink lots of water and consume adequate calories to replenish what you may be losing from breast feeding and also working out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Your typical diet: If your typical diet is a healthy balanced diet, no need to change. If you are trying to lose weight, keep in mind that breastfeeding consumes 350-500 calories per day, and adjust accordingly. There are no foods to specifically avoid or include. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Persistence!: Fill a pitcher of water and set it next to your breastfeeding spot with a glass. Drink a glass of water every time you sit down to nurse. Be sure to get pillows you need to position the baby to the breast, rather than hunching down to the baby to nurse. I'm so happy you are doing this for your baby! This is the best gift a mother can give! ...Read more
Breastfeeding pain: During the first week or so, you can experience pain on the nipples which will disappear eventually. Make sure that your baby's lips are not sucking directly on the nipple - the whole nipple should be located behind baby's gumline so that the lips are around the areola (dark area around the nipple) where the sucking should take place. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Let me advise you: Perccet compose of two medications. Oxycodone&acetaminophen however, the oxycodone component is a narcotic and could cause significant problems in a nursing infant. If you have to take it is a good idea to watch for any changes in your baby, such as breathing problems, excessive sleeping, or feeding problems. The manufacturer does not recommend that women use this medication while breastfeed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer