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How long after I drink can I breast feed again?

How long after I drink can I breast feed again?

Breast Feeding: It is better to not drink at all while you are breast feeding. If you do decide to use alcohol, it depends on the amount your drink, and when you stop. Small amounts can be out of your system in hours. Larger amounts will take 6 or more hours. Negligible alcohol becomes part of the breast milk, so pumping and discarding is not recommended (american academy of pediatrics). ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

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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I had 4 glasses of margarita last night how long do I wait to breast feed?

I had 4 glasses of margarita last night how long do I wait to breast feed?

Wait till sober: Alcohol’s effect on lactation julie mennella, ph. D. States "peak alcohol levels both in the mother' s blood and in the milk occur approximately one-half hour to an hour after drinking and decrease thereafter, although there are considerable individual differences in the timing of peak levels and in alcohol elimination rates in both milk and blood (lawton 1985; mennella and beauchamp 1991) .". ...Read more

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Can I still breast feed if I smoke cigeretts? How long should I wait to breast feed?

Can I still breast feed if I smoke cigeretts? How long should I wait to breast feed?

Don't smoke at all: The nicotine you crave will readily pass through the bm as it forms & on to baby when fed .The half life of nicotine in baby can exceed 18 hours, meaning it will build up & effect babies brain causing irritability & may interfere with growth. Even if bottle fed the smell on your hair will increase babies crib death risk, double or triple respiratory illnesses. You have a choice, baby needs one too. ...Read more

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If you used cocaine the night before how long do you have to wait to breast feed again?

If you used cocaine the night before how long do you have to wait to breast feed again?

Do Not Use Cocaine: You should not use illicit drugs when breast feeding. You need to immediately get into a detoxification program if you want to give good parental care to your child. Because the blood level of Cocaine over time is dependent on the amount taken & concurrent drugs, it's not possible to give a precise answer to your question. The baby would be safer on a bottle than on your breast milk. Get help now! ...Read more

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Did about 2grams of cocaine night before how long before you can breast feed again first time in very long time?

Did about 2grams of cocaine night before how long before you can breast feed again first time in very long time?

Breast milk & coke: Cocaine can remain in breast milk for at least 48 hours after use. http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/addictionssubstanceabuse/hi-asa-women-effects-cocaine.pdf so that you'll be around to continue being your baby's mom, it would be much safer not to use it at all. Snorting Cocaine brings risks of heart attack and stroke -- even in young women. ...Read more

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How long does it take for breast to reduce in size after breastfeeding. I stopped 5 months ago and the haven't turned to pancakes yet?

How long does it take for breast to reduce in size after breastfeeding.  I stopped 5 months ago  and the haven't turned to pancakes yet?

Takes time!: It does take time for breasts to return to normal size. And keep in mind this may be a "new normal" When you get to your normal pre pregnancy weight, your breasts may still be larger, or smaller possibly it can vary. Thanks for using healthtap! ...Read more

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How long can a woman breast-feed for?

Depends: Most peopel breast feed for about 6- 12 months, I have seen some women breast feed for up to 4 years you should discuss this with your your baby's pediatrician for that doc's rec. ...Read more

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How long should you breast feed your baby. I was going for a year what is acceptable?

How long should you breast feed your baby. I was going for a year what is acceptable?

Partnership issue: There is great evidence supporting the superiority of breast to other feeds for at least the first 8-9m. After other foods begin to become part of the process, the data is less clear. But feeding is not just nutrition, it is a nurturing period. If your kid is quick to finish & wants to get off & explore the day, they may be ready to wean. If you have to chase the kid down to feed, time to wean. ...Read more

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HOW long should I wait to breast feed after i smoked majuana 5 time's in the Last 3 days?

HOW long should I wait to breast feed after i smoked majuana 5 time's in the Last 3 days?

Depends: Your milk is made continuously & the drugs will remain at trace levels for days.Baby will get enough drug to show up on testing.The long term effect or their brain is unknown but it increases risk of crib death. It's time you decide whether you want to breast feed or light up. In my state a random urine test on you or baby would send the baby to child protective services and you to jail. ...Read more

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How long should I breast feed? How long should I plan to breastfeed my baby? I know people that have only done it for a few months, and others who have gone well over a year.

How long should I breast feed? How long should I plan to breastfeed my baby? I know people that have only done it for a few months, and others who have gone well over a year.

Breastfeeding : Breastfeeding has numerous benefits for mother and baby that are very well proven. For mom, it promotes weight loss (burns up to 600 calories per day), bonding, is much cheaper and more convenient than formula (free and no bottle cleanup). For babies, breast feeding reduces the rate of infections (ear infections, colds, etc), reduces the chance of obesity and diabetes later in life, just to name a few. I say all that to encourage you and others to breast feed. As for how long, the aap (american academy of pediatrics) recommends at least 1 year of breast feeding. However, if that isn't possible due to social factors (work schedule, difficulty with supply, etc.), then the longer the better...6 months is better than 3 months, 3 months is better than 1 month. However, aiming for a year is a good goal...Not coincidentally, that is the time we recommend changing over from formula to 2% or whole milk anyway. One note, if you exclusively breastfeed, you should talk to your doctor about vitamin d supplementation for yourself and the baby. ...Read more

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How long before i can breast feed my 3 month old after recieving 2mg of dilaudid?

How long before i can breast feed my 3 month old after recieving 2mg of dilaudid?

Anytime: In my opinion, you don't have to suspend breastfeeding after a single dose of narcotics. Dilaudid is a powerful narcotic but 2 mg is a relatively small dose. If you did decide to interrupt breastfeeding anyway, i would pump and discard 24 hrs worth of milk after the Dilaudid dose. ...Read more

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How long before i can breast feed after .5mg of alprazolam when it's a one time thing.

How long before i can breast feed after .5mg of alprazolam when it's a one time thing.

Drug in breast milk: Because of potential risk xanax (alprazolam) is not recommended during the first trimester.Effects seiaures , mild seizures , sedation and weith loss. Elimination half life 12-15 hours. ...Read more

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How long do i have to wait to breast feed after taking alka seltzer cold plus ?

How long do i have to wait to breast feed after taking alka seltzer cold plus ?

10-12 hours: As the drug is a combo of 3 meds: aspirin (probably unsafe with breast feeding), phenylepherine (safety profile unkown with breastfeeding) and chloepheneramine (possibly safe). The first two can stay in the system for about 10-12 hours, the latter stays longer, may be a day, but not totally contraindicated during breastfeeding, and after 12 hours wouldn't be as concentrated in the system,good luck ...Read more

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I'm breastfeeding and he doesn't completely empty my breast. How long should I pump after he eats?

I'm breastfeeding and he doesn't completely empty my breast. How long should I pump after he eats?

Supply and demand: You don't have to empty your breasts each feeding. Breast milk develops on a supply and demand system. The more your baby eats, the more you make. If you are pumping a lot after nursing, you are telling the breasts to make more milk for the next feedings. If you want some breast milk to store, that's fine, but there is no need to pump until empty. ...Read more

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How long does it take milk proteins to leave the body? I have to wait to breast feed again until dairy is out of my system.

How long does it take milk proteins to leave the body?  I have to wait to breast feed again until dairy is out of my system.

Dairy elim diet: Milk protein can be eliminated completely from a person’s system anywhere from 4 hours to 4 days, depending on person's metabolism and the amount of dairy products consumed. Patients with dairy intolerance may take 4 days. ...Read more

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How long will it take for breasts to dry up after I stop breastfeeding?

How long will it take for breasts to dry up after I stop breastfeeding?

Depends: Some women will dry up after a week, some a month, some still leak drops of milk months later. It is all individual. Be prepared for engorgement discomfort when you stop. Binding the breasts with a tight bra, ace wraps, and sometimes cold cabbage leaves have been known to help. Resist the temptation to pump, as this only tells your body to make replacement milk. ...Read more

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Will my breasts continue to remain large as long as I am breastfeeding?

Will my breasts continue to remain large as long as I am breastfeeding?

Yes: While your body is continuing to act as the main food source for your baby, expect your breasts to remain increased in size. They will reduce in size once you have stopped the breastfeeding process. ...Read more

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I used about half a gram of cocaine last night at around 4am. How long till i can breast feed my 25 day old baby again? One time thing.

I used about half a gram of cocaine last night at around 4am. How long till i can breast feed my 25 day old baby again? One time thing.

At least 36-48 hrs: To clear from breast milk, 2 days. But for drug testing, most recommend 3 - 5 days to be absolutely sure. I'm so glad you say it's a one time thing. Probably until you are finished raising little kids, Cocaine use needs to become a memory. By then, many parents become anti-drug due to their new pov. For your own emotional stability and the benefits of breastfeeding you are correct to avoid it. ...Read more