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Yeast infection on Augmentin while breastfeeding. Safe to take fluconazole with 1d left of antibx? Or Monistat -1,3 or 7? Taking dexilant, (dexlansoprazole) probiotic
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
My Ob gave me neo penotran for 5 days she knows that im breastfeeding. Is it safe to take while breastfeeding? What are the risk to my baby?
Safe: Neo penotran contains two medications: metronidazole and miconazole. Metronidazole and fluconazole (a medication similar to miconazole) can both be given orally to infants, so the amount that would be absorbed vaginally and be excreted in breast milk would be negligible and safe for breast feeding. ...Read more
5mths postpartum, exclusively breastfeeding, is it safe to take Lipozene (Glucomannan) as part of a diet/exercise regime? What are the side effects?
5mths postpartum, exclusively breastfeeding, is it safe to take Biotin for hair growth, and if so at what dosage?
Is Not Proven Safe: Post-preg hair loss is poorly understood, many note fuller hair while pregnant; possibly due to hormonal fluctuations. After delivery, not known if simply a return to pre-preg hair volume. Hair loss is affected by several factors; insufficient evidence that vitamins including Biotin (if not deficient, also very rare) can restore hair. No breastfeeding studies done; safety unknown so avoid taking. ...Read more
5mths postpartum, exclusively breastfeeding, is it safe to take vitamin supplements such as Vitamin E and Fish Oil?
Fish oil ok; ? Vit E: Nutrition requirements for breast-feeding mothers are similar to those during pregnancy. Special attention to intake of protein, calcium, iron and vitamin C is advised. Fish oil supplements are likely safer than eater fish because of toxins found in some fish, but too much could increase risk of bleeding. Evidence about the safety of higher doses of vitamin E is inconclusive, so not recommended. ...Read more
FDA web stated::
"Limited information indicates that maternal pantoprazole doses of 40 mg daily produce low levels in milk and would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed infants".
It means: shouldn't hurt. ...Read more
Yes: Biotin is safe. By 'mcg' maybe you are referring to microgram? That's a unit of measurement, not an ingredient. If there was another ingredient you had a question about, consider resubmitting the question. ...Read more
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"Natural": Pregnant and nursing patients should be advised to avoid herbal therapies or supplements. They have the potential for both benefit and harm. Uncertainty in quality and the relatively few well-designed studies make it difficult for physicians to proactively recommend herbal therapies for most patients. ...Read more
It depends: It depends on the cold medication and what is contained in it. The ingredients vary and it is best to speak to your obstetrician regarding the cold medication. ...Read more
i got told by a health profesion worker that green coffee complex was safe to take while breastfeeding?
Reasonable: Whatever you consume crosses to the baby in various amounts, usually less than 5%. Caffiene or other xanthienes are no exception. Other chemicals good and bad are no exception. Artificial sweeteners are a good example. Because something hasn't been proven bad doesn't mean it's good. Some things, like green tea is better/safer, but good? No one can say. ...Read more
Not supposed to: Can use vaginal otc preparations are safer. ...Read more