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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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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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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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 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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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

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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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What can I use for yeast infection on breast and i'm breastfeeding?

What can I use for yeast infection on breast and i'm breastfeeding?

Yeast infection: You can use Nystatin cream safely but most important wash your breasts with soap and water before and after feeding in addition have your infant checked to make sure he isn't infected. ...Read more

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Im breastfeeding and I have e coli infection, i took suprax (cefixime) 400 for 6 days will that be enough?

Im breastfeeding and I have e coli infection, i took suprax (cefixime) 400 for 6 days will that be enough?

Depends : If u are symptom free then 6 days shd be enough esp if it is urinary infection. Medicine is not harmful during breast feeding but may cause diarrhea in the baby. Sometimes the infection can recur and ur symptoms will return. If so u shd consult ur doctor again. ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding and think I have a sinus infection. Can i take mucus dm?

I am breastfeeding and think I have a sinus infection. Can i take mucus dm?

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

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I am taking amoxicillin & breastfeeding, is it possible for my daughter to get a yeast infection from the amoxicillin?

Probably not: Your daughter will only get a fraction of the antibiotic while breasfeeding and should not get a yeast infectiojn from it. You may though. Have some probiotics and yoghurt while on the antibiotic. ...Read more

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I have a breast infection and its very painful. I want to keep breastfeeding. How can I do that?

I have a breast infection and its very painful. I want to keep breastfeeding. How can I do that?

Traubling problem: Formation of breast abscesses is a troubling problem , milk cysts ( small collection of milk in the breast tissue will infected ) some times may need antibiotics, and drainage of abscess, during this period may not able to feed. Warm compresses will help. ...Read more

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Can I take doxycycline for a sinus infection and continue breastfeeding my 18m old?

Can I take doxycycline for a sinus infection and continue breastfeeding my 18m old?

No: You shouldn't breast feed while taking doxycycline. It is considered "possibly unsafe" studies show it does have the potential to be excreted in your breast milk. ...Read more

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I'm 5 weeks postpartum and breastfeeding. I have a vaginal and breast yeast infection. How should i treat it?

Diflucan (fluconazole): Ask your ostetrician for medication that should treat both breast and vaginal yeast infections. It should only require 1 or2 tablets without any side effects to your infant. ...Read more

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Can my baby give me a yeast infection while breastfeeding?

Can my baby give me a yeast infection while breastfeeding?

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 more

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Breastfeeding, my nipple have yellowish pimpils, is it an infection?

Breastfeeding, my nipple have yellowish pimpils, is it an infection?

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

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Can baby get sick if breastfeeding and there is a skin infection in mom?

Can baby get sick if breastfeeding and there is a skin infection in mom?

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 more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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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