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I was just diagnosed with mycoplasma infection & wanted to know since I am breastfeeding if it can transfer through milk and to baby? Is it possible??
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
My 6 w old baby recently had good rest only when fed with my pumped milk in bottle but when breast feed it takes hours and hours. Why? Is it problem?
Baby satisfied: Sounds like maybe the baby has latch issues on the breast and may not be getting as much to eat on the breast as when you gave the bottle. Baby may have some weak suck muscles that make breast feeding harder. Is there a lactation consultant in your area>? That would help so much! you may also benefit form an oral motor evaluation. Good question. ...Read more
How to deal with flu while breastfeeding is there a safe medicine to take? And how can i protect my baby from infection ?
Influenza: A flu shot to help prevent flu is always a good choice. If you have the flu you can continue to breast feed but you may want to wear a mask and be careful to wash any areas that germs may have been exposed to. If your baby gets sick have her checked immediately. All the best and feel better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Where's the yeast?: Miconazole is 'probably' OK. We just don't have any evidence that it does anything bad during breastfeeding. But the golden rule for pregnancy and lactation is to use the lowest effective dose and duration. Your GYN (if it's there) or pediatric (if it's up top) should be able to provide guidance. You don't want to undertreat because then you use more in the end. If it's up to lanolin works to ...Read more
Normal finding: It is a normal finding. I would worry only if they have pain, yellow heads or swelling /drainage. ...Read more
Im breastfeeding and I have e coli infection, i took suprax (cefixime) 400 for 6 days will that be enough?
May decrease milk: While it is safe to take that medication, just like it can dry up the mucous in your nose, it can dry up your milk production as well. I recommend local/topical treatment like a nasal spray such as afrin, humidity, nasal saline drops, or warm/steamy beverages such as teas. Also make sure to get plenty of fluids yourself - both to keep mucous thin and ensure your milk supply. ...Read more
I am taking amoxicillin & breastfeeding, is it possible for my daughter to get a yeast infection from the amoxicillin?
I'm 5 weeks postpartum and breastfeeding. I have a vaginal and breast yeast infection. How should i treat it?
Yes: Yes, baby can transmit the yeast from its mouth to your breast tissue. In addition, the act of breastfeeding predisposes to yeast infections as tissue that is covered (bra), dark, warm and moist will often yield an infection. Obviously, with breastfeeding, all those things occur and infections are not uncommon. Call your doctor if you feel there is a problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Concerning: These may represent milk ducts that are full but concerning would be a skin infection or worse yet, mastitis. This would be most concerning if in addition to the pimples you have redness, pain, swelling, fever, joint aches and overall feeling bad. You need to call your doctor or lactation consultant to discuss your physical findings in detail and if needed go in for an exam and be treated. ...Read more
It depends: There are so many skin infections it is hard to make a blanket statement that covers every variation. It would depend on what the infection is from, how bad is it, where exactly on the breast is the infection, is the infection partly treated and no longer contagious because it is partly treated but the mom is not yet fully recovered. Best bet is to get the opinion of a breatfeeding friendly dr. ...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
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