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Ok for breastfeeding mother to take ducolax or miralax (polyethylene glycol)? Baby is 13 weeks. If not, what stool softening med is safe?

Ok for breastfeeding mother to take ducolax or miralax (polyethylene glycol)? Baby is 13 weeks. If not, what stool softening med is safe?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is safe: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a safe and effective stool softener for breastfeeding mothers. There is little to no systemic absorption of this medication. To help with issues of constipation also suggest increased exercise, increased hydration with water, and a balanced diet with lots of fruits, vegetables, and items high in fiber. ...Read more

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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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My 80 days boy suffering by frequent s stools dr gave endobact 3 dsys not cured. now giving oxfloacin omidazole 5ml 4hours once for one day no improvement I am scaring. plz help me he is fully breastfeeding boy from birth leave stools every breastfeeding

My 80 days boy suffering by frequent s stools dr gave endobact 3 dsys not cured.
now giving oxfloacin omidazole 5ml 4hours once for one day
no improvement I am scaring. plz help me
he is fully breastfeeding boy from birth leave stools every breastfeeding

Frequent stools: I need to know if the stools are watery, soft or normal because babies have a strong gastrocolic reflex that make them have a small bowl movement after each feeding, if that is the case as long as it is not loose or watery then it is ok especially if he is growing & gaining weight . But if the stool is loose or watery , the baby is not gaining weight then check back with his Dr. Good luck ...Read more

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Is dandelion root safe for breastfeeding mothers?

Is dandelion root safe for breastfeeding mothers?

Yes: Often promoted by lactation consultants to promote breast milk supply. ...Read more

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What are the best exercises for a breastfeeding mother?

What are the best exercises for a breastfeeding mother?

Exercise is good: Make sure to stay hydrated. The baby may prefer to nurse prior to exercise. Baby may also not like to nurse after you have been sweating, so wash the breast. ...Read more

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If breastfeeding, what foods should the mother take in her diet?

If breastfeeding, what foods should the mother take in her diet?

Well balanced: A healthy diet is all you really need. I would continue with your prenatal vitamins, and be sure you take plenty of fluids. ...Read more

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Hello i've read that breastfeeding would change the baby DNA's, Parts of the mother dna"s which is in the milk would inter the baby dna' is it true?

Hello i've read that breastfeeding  would change the baby DNA's, Parts of the mother dna"s which is in the milk would inter the baby dna' is it true?

No: Your DNA is the library of information held within the nucleus of each living cell. What you eat or drink at any age does not change the DNA. What you eat or drink could injure a cell, or keep it healthy in general, but breast milk does not target or change DNA. Breast milk contains immune factors that can help baby avoid illness & is designed to be the best nutritional source for early growth. ...Read more

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How to treat conjunctivitis in breastfeeding mother?

How to treat conjunctivitis in breastfeeding mother?

See Below: If treatment is needed, it is normally antibiotic eye drops. Which are safe with nursing. ...Read more

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Can a breastfeeding mother drink yellow lipton tea ?

Can a breastfeeding mother drink yellow lipton tea ?

Yes: This is unlikely to be a problem for an older infant (>1 wk). The newborn sometimes has a problem metabolizing the small amount of caffeine that may come through, so I avoid any caffeine containing products for the first week. ...Read more

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Do breastfeeding pain killers cause gastroenteritis in the mother?

Do breastfeeding pain killers cause gastroenteritis in the mother?

Pain pills can: Generally any pain pill can upset the stomach. But if you are breastfeeding correctly it should not be painful. If it hurts so bad you need to take a pain pill, then you should have a trained person (lactation consultant) assess what is happening, and she if the lc can help to fix it. ...Read more

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Hair fall for a breastfeeding mother of 3 months n 3 weeks old child?

Hair fall for a breastfeeding mother of 3 months n 3 weeks old child?

Telogen effluvium: Sudden apparent hair loss without the creation of bald spots usually represents a normal periodic process called telogen effluvium. This tends to resolve spontaneously before anyone notices any thinning of the hair (you usually just see a lot in the shower drain). If others notice that your hair is thinning, however, then you may want to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi. Do breast feed baby get cositipation if the mother is havn that prblm or from her diet?

Hi. Do breast feed baby get cositipation if the mother is havn that prblm or from her diet?

Not usually.: Breastfed babies are less likely to have constipation than formula fed babies. If mom isn't drinking enough fluids and not producing enough milk, that could theoretically cause the baby to be constipated. But, many times people think their babies are constipated if they aren’t having a BM every day. Some babies stool less often; as long as the stool isn’t hard and the child isn’t in pain, it’s OK. ...Read more

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What's diet should a mother of O positive blood group breastfeeding a A positive blood group baby be on?

What's diet should a mother of O positive blood group breastfeeding a A positive blood group baby be on?

Any healthy diet: I am sorry that someone troubled you about this. There's no best diet for particular blood types. Anyone telling you otherwise is misled or worse. ...Read more

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What over the counter medicine can she use if she has symptoms of cold, sinus, or flu? She's a breastfeeding mother.

What over the counter medicine can she use if she has symptoms of cold, sinus, or flu? She's a breastfeeding mother.

Cold and BF: Can use simple OTC for cold while BF.
ie: Sudogest, Dimetapp. Tylenol q 4 hrs if needed
for pain, temp. Just observe while BF. If cold worsens
contact an MD internist per Healthtap. ...Read more

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Does a fistful hairfall normal for breastfeeding mother? What are the other symptoms that might occur within nursing period?

Does a fistful hairfall normal for breastfeeding mother? What are the other symptoms that might occur within nursing period?

Yes. : hair loss for 2-3 months after giving birth is normal for both mother and baby.
The hair will grow back. You may also experience uterine cramps as a result of breastfeeding. These are responses to hormones that are elevated at this time. ...Read more

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I had about 2 glasses of wine with dinner. I weigh 190. I am a breastfeeding mother and need to know how long until it is out of my system.

I had about 2 glasses of wine with dinner.  I weigh 190.  I am a breastfeeding mother and need to know how long until it is out of my system.

Depends: Breast milk is made continuously & alcohol travels freely into the milk,in its separate compartment, leaving some behind after your body metabolizes the rest (2hr.)Some studies suggest light alcohol consumption is well tolerated.But concerns remain.Alcohol at any level can be toxic to the developing brain with effects not evident for decades. ...Read more

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Does myprodol caps has any side effect on a baby through breastfeeding mother? My wife has been taking myprodol for a day cause of toothache.

Does myprodol caps has any side effect on a baby through breastfeeding mother? My wife has been taking myprodol for a day cause of toothache.

Mild sedation: is the expected side effect although not a lot gets into the breast milk with infrequent use. It is not recommended for regular use by breastfeeding mothers as it has not been fully tested. I do not think it places your baby at risk based on the description you provide. ...Read more

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Are terbinafine tablets safe for breastfeeding mothers suffering from ringworms.

Are terbinafine tablets safe for breastfeeding mothers suffering from ringworms.

Safer than many: Terbinafine is considered moderately safe during breast feeding see medications and mothers'milk, hale, 15ed.2012. ...Read more

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Can a breastfeeding mother use okacet?

Can a breastfeeding mother use okacet?

No: Cetirizine is an long acting antihistamine used to help with allergy symptoms. It can pass through the breastmilk and is not recommended. The effects of an antihistamine on an infant can include jitters, vomiting, diarrhea and sedation. Talk to your MD about another form of treatment with less risk to your child.
http://www.drugs.com/pregnancy/cetirizine.html ...Read more

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Can a DNA go wrong if the mother is breastfeeding?

Can a DNA go wrong if the mother is breastfeeding?

.: If you are asking about dna testing for a baby for paternity testing...No it will not be affected by breast feeding. If you question is about something different, please explain you question better. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits to the mother of breastfeeding?

What are the health benefits to the mother of breastfeeding?

See below: Mothers who breastfeed are less likely to develop osteoporosis later in life, are able to lose weight gained during pregnancy more easily and have a lower risk of breast, uterine and ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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What is the best formula to supplement a breastfeeding mother?

About the same: Every formula will tell you why theirs is great and the other guys' stuff is poison. However, they are all remarkably close. I tend to like carnation good start with the probiotics (green can) because it has a more liquid protein that is a bit closer structurally to breast milk, and the probiotics help with digestion. However, we used enfamil most of the time for ours because it was on sale. ...Read more

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Can a breastfeeding mother drink green tea?

Breastfeed&green tea: Yes you can have some green tea but do not over do it. Limit to 1-2 cups a day as the caffeine in the tea does cross into the breast milk and you do not want this to affect your baby's sleeping. ...Read more

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Can i take stool softener pills if im breastfeeding?

Yes: The majority of these preparations remain within the bowel and do not enter the blood and thus not the breast milk. Use them as needed. ...Read more

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How much calcium should a breastfeeding mother intake?

How much calcium should a breastfeeding mother intake?

1300 mg per day: The recommended daily calcium intake for the breast feeding mothers by national academies of sciences is 1300 mg. ...Read more

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