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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Infection (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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How to deal with flu while breastfeeding is there a safe medicine to take? And how can i protect my baby from infection ?

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 more

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I am breastfeeding, am I at greater risk for staphylococcal infections?

I am breastfeeding, am I at greater risk for staphylococcal infections?

Possibly: Mastitis is commonly due to staph from the baby's mouth. Best to ensure proper latch and avoid engorgement, and cracked nipples. See you OB or midwife if you notice redness of the breast, it is unusually hard and tender, or if you have a fever. ...Read more

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I monitstat 1, 3, or 7 better to use for a yeast infection while I am currently breastfeeding?

I monitstat 1, 3, or 7 better to use for a yeast infection while I am currently breastfeeding?

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

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How to safely treat a bladder infection while breastfeeding?

How to safely treat a bladder infection while breastfeeding?

Inform doc: As long as you let the doc know you are breast feeding they can select an antibiotic that will not harm baby. A general rule is if i could treat baby at that age with the medication for some problem it is fine for you to take it while breastfeeding. ...Read more

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What to do for a kidney infection if breastfeeding?

What to do for a kidney infection if breastfeeding?

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

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I've had a double breast infection for two weeks now. Keep breastfeeding?

I've had a double breast infection for two weeks now. Keep breastfeeding?

Yes: Make plans to be evaluated, concurrently. You may need antibiotics. In which case, your doctor will advise you how to proceed with breast feeding. ...Read more

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Possible causes of montgomery glands expect infection, pregnancy, or breastfeeding?

Possible causes of montgomery glands expect infection, pregnancy, or breastfeeding?

Normal finding: It is a normal finding. I would worry only if they have pain, yellow heads or swelling /drainage. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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