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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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