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Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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What to do for a kidney infection if breastfeeding?

What to do for a kidney infection if breastfeeding?

Call your Ob: If you are still breast feeding and think you have a bladder infection, call the obstetrician. Certain antibiotics can't be used while you are breast feeding. Additionally, drink lots of water. ...Read more

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Can a kidney infection cause me to lose production of milk? Also, can it cause lose of appetite? (Currently breastfeeding)

Can a kidney infection cause me to lose production of milk? Also, can it cause lose of appetite? (Currently breastfeeding)

Breastmilk: No direct relationship between having a kidney infection and decreasing breast milk production. Loss of appetite may be due to overall not feeling well. Make sure the antibiotic you are taking is compatible with breastfeeding. ...Read more

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I have kidney stones and noticed blood when I use the restroom. Not sure if i started my menstrual cycle im breastfeeding and havent gotten my cycle. ?

I have kidney stones and noticed blood when I use the restroom. Not sure if i started my menstrual cycle im breastfeeding and havent gotten my cycle. ?

Unknown: Both a kidney stone and menses could cause bleeding that is noticeable when urinating. Normally, neither should produce quantities of blood that are in any way dangerous. If bleeding continues after stone passes or period stops, then a visit to the doctor is warranted. ...Read more

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I get really dizzy and fatigued after I breast feed and my ribs start to hurt where my kidneys are.. I eat healthy and she's 9 weeks ..advice please?

I get really  dizzy and fatigued after I breast feed and my ribs start to hurt where my kidneys are.. I eat healthy and she's 9 weeks  ..advice please?

Don't quit: Breast feeding is the best nutrition for your baby. So don't quit. Look like you need to drink more liquid. Adjust the position while breast feeding. You need some rest too. you can follow the breast feeding tips of many doctors on Healthtap. ...Read more

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I've applied Icy Hot to my lower back; is it safe to use while breastfeeding my 10-week old and if not, when do I need to "pump and dump" it out?

I've applied Icy Hot to my lower back; is it safe to use while breastfeeding my 10-week old and if not, when do I need to "pump and dump" it out?

Yes: General rule= anything OTC you apply to your skin like lotions/ointments/etc. are not absorbed in a quantity that would enter the blood and affect the breast milk. The only exception would prescription medicinal patched with transfer agents that are designed to carry meds through the skin (nicoderm/BC patches). ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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