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Breastfeeding Kidney Health
17 months baby, eating 3 cups of yoghurt daily 100 gm each, also breastfeeding, too much proteins affects kidney?
Says who?: Not in this case, unless your baby, GOD forbids, has renal failure, wish you both wellness ...Read more
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
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
Can a kidney infection cause me to lose production of milk? Also, can it cause lose of appetite? (Currently breastfeeding)
I have severe pain in right side kidney. Can't even turn sides at night. Breastfeeding and taking Synthroid (thyroxine) and cytomil.
Flank pain: Consider UTI and kidney stone. A urinalysis will help. ...Read more
I have kidney stones and noticed blood when I use the restroom. Not sure if I started my menstrual cycle im breastfeeding and haven't gotten my cycle.?
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 have 1 kidney and I'm breastfeeding. Is it safe to drink decaf green tea w/lemon and honey for a sore throat? Also, any other relief?
Go for it: I don't know any reason not to consume this beverage. It sounds interesting. ...Read more
I had an IUD placed about a month ago and have been having lower back pains. I am currently breastfeeding. Is this a normal side effect?
Unlikely: It is unlikely that the pain is due to the iud. See you doctor to verify correct placement. ...Read more
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
I'm exclusively breastfeeding my three-month-old. I pulled my lower back this week. How much is the safest maximum dose of ibuprofen I can take for it?
Lower abdominal and Lower back pain with nausea stoped breastfeeding 3 months ago but git a little milk out when tried to check. Does that mean I'm pg?
Exclusively breastfeeding 4 month old. Having mild cramps and lower back pain like before period but no bleeding. Is this normal? On mini pill.
Gave birth in jan. Breastfeeding and on bc. Had 3 months of reg. Cycle. Missed period, lower back aches, crampy, and moody. Negative hpt. Help?
Take test again: And if still worried get a blood test. You may have just not ovulated. ...Read more
Breast feeding perks: For baby: improved immunity, superior brain & eye development, fewer allergies & GI problems, enhanced cognitive functioning, reduced risk of obesity/all obesity related diseases, etc. Etc. Etc. Etc. Mother loses weight faster, saves time, money and environmental resources, bonds more readily, reduces risk of breast & ovarian cancer, and risk of multiple systemic diseases. Risks are minuscule. ...Read more
Clarification...: If you are asking whether there are health benefits for an adult who drinks breast milk, I would say the risks outweigh the possible benefits. Certain infections (such the HIV virus and others) can be transmitted via breast milk. I would stick to my other milk choices (cow, goat, soy, rice, etc.). ...Read more
Hi there I got told by a health profesion worker that green coffee complex was safe to take while breastfeeding?
Reasonable: Whatever you consume crosses to the baby in various amounts, usually less than 5%. Caffiene or other xanthienes are no exception. Other chemicals good and bad are no exception. Artificial sweeteners are a good example. Because something hasn't been proven bad doesn't mean it's good. Some things, like green tea is better/safer, but good? No one can say. ...Read more
Enough calories: A good variety is important, including some omega 3 fats (fish, nuts, olive oil), proteins and plenty of fluids. You should also take a multivitamin so you don't rob your body of calcium, iron and make yourself anemic or soft boned. The most important things are enough fluids to keep your milk supply flowing and enough calories to make the milk rich for optimal growth. ...Read more
I am due with my first child in August. What are the health bennifits to breastfeeding? Is it worth the trouble?
Many benefits: Breast feeking has been shown to benefit the infants immune system, providing antibodies that will help prevent infectious diseases. In addition, breast milk is very easily digestible and avoids digestive problems that may accompany cows milk and formulas. There isalso the very important bonding that goes on between child and mother during the feeding process. ...Read more
Breastfeeding my daughter who is 10m old. When can I expect my pwriods again? Does this mean that my health is poor?
Bf and menses: Many women do not get their period when they breastfeed. This is normal and has nothing to do with your overall health. You can get pregnant though, so if you do not wish to conceive again, use a reliable birth control method since you don't exactly know when you are ovulating and are fertile. ...Read more
I am 20 and breastfeeding my 11 month & am hoping to fall pregnant again soon. I'm wondering if this would effect my own growing and health to much?
What are the health benefits of Melatonin, what are the side effects if any? Can it be taken while breastfeeding?
Generally safe: Melatonin is a hormone found naturally in the body that seems to exert effect on the body's clock. It is used for jet lag, shift-work disorder, and insomnia. It has been tried for MANY other things: Alzheimer's, depression, headaches, fibromyalgia, and cancer. Reported rare side effects include headache, dizziness, irritability and daytime sleepiness. It's safety in breast-feeding is not known. ...Read more
My friend is eating 800-1, 000 calories a day and breastfeeding a toddler. Is this dangerously low? What health problems could it cause?
Sad problem: I have seen babies hospitalized for just such maternal diets. Most would get by for a while, since the mom's body often extracts nutrients from her bones/muscles/etc to give baby at least a minimum. This kind of diet leads to bone loss and malnutrition for both eventually. I wouldn't think twice about calling child and family services (most keep reports confidential)To have a 3rd party investigate ...Read more
What are some statistics on the health of infants that were raised with bottle feeding and breastfeeding?
Cognitive developmen: Breastfed infants have a potential to develop higher cognitive function, higher IQ by 4 points. ...Read more
I sometimes drink about 4-6 cups of chamomile tea a day, can that be bad for my health and that of my child who I am breastfeeding?
I am breastfeeding and am getting a UTI. I can'tsee my dr. Until Monday. I came across cystex cranberry urinary health complex liquid. Is this safe?
Is there a proven link between breastfeeding and improved lifelong dental health? Do formula-fed babies get weaker teeth/thinner enamel? Thanks!
No direct link: Infants who fall asleep while either breast feeding and/or bottle feeding are both more prone to tooth decay as they don't swallow the last of thy milk or formula and it sits around their teeth all night causing decay. Bottles tend to be worse as the baby does not have to actively suck for liquid to keep dripping into their mouths. Either method used improperly will cause decay. ...Read more
After starting formula milk my daughter starts loose motion dark bluish in colour and order is fouling. Unable to Breast feed coz of her mother health?
Type of formula: Formulas have different bases - cows milk, soybean, and basic amino acids. Some infants can react to the protein in formula. Foul smell and dark stool are worrisome for a reaction that should be seen tomorrow by your MD to make sure the formula your child is on is causing intestinal irritation. If your child is in distress, fever, constant crying seek emergency care. ...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