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Breastfeeding Mother White Stools
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.
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
Am a breastfeeding mother for 3weeks old baby, I have BV Is there any safe medicine I can take to treat it? P.s mitronidazole suppository not available
Metronidazole ok: Aware available as an oral pill and vaginal gel
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
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.
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.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.
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.
What over the counter medicine can she use if she has symptoms of cold, sinus, or flu? She's a breastfeeding mother.
Does a fistful hairfall normal for breastfeeding mother? What are the other symptoms that might occur within nursing period?
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Mispelling?: Do you mean oral thrush? Then the answer is no.
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