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I'm a breastfeeding mom. When I look down at nursing baby I feel a sharp pain in neck that shots up the back of my head. What ciukd cause this?
Irritated nerve?: If there is pain, tingling, numbness, or electrical sensations felt when a person moves her head or neck in a particular direction, she may be irritating or compressing a nerve coming out of the spinal cord. A neurologist or a physiatrist (physical medicine and rehabilitation) doctor can figure out the problem and start therapy. Sometimes neck x-rays and / or MRI are needed. ...Read more
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
I have a flat, red spot on my forehead --pencil eraser size that totally disappears and then comes back. I'm breastfeeding. Freckle-hormone related?
Possible hemangioma: It could be a small collection of blood vessels. They can wax and wane depending on how warm you are and various other factors. Not dangerous. ...Read more
I colored my hair by myself, im breastfeeding, I washed head 4 times, and ofcourse took a long shower. Am I danger to baby, can I feed him or better wait?
Hi I have a daughter my daughter sweats when breastfeeding or sleeping too the main area that has a lot of sweat is behind the head of my daughter?
I am breastfeeding my son and I have fallen asleep with his head resting on my arms. I wake up with arm hurting. Am I doing long term damage to arms?
Unlikely: Unless you have some sort of pre-existing nerve damage, it would be highly unlikely for a baby's head just resting against your arms to cause any permanent damage. Think of it as your leg falling asleep. Some sort of compression lead your nerve to tell you that something is wrong, so that means you should not leave your baby's head there for too long, but your body is giving you a sign. ...Read more
I'm a breastfeeding mom and have a head cold. My son takes formula as well. Wanting to take zyrtec (cetirizine) d or dayquil. How long should I wait to nurse again?
Nursing: Okay to nurse while taking most over the counter medicines. ...Read more
Dob3/31/14 nasal cong. Dry cough sneezing Fussy rectal temp 99.7 have head elevated took into steamy shower min mucas with separator. Breastfeeding.
Ok so far...: How long has she been sick? She has surpassed her 6 week mark. If her temperature rises above 100.4 call the doctor right away. If she has been sick like this for more than 4 days call. Keep breastfeeding and doing what you are doing. A humidifier may help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What would cause me to feel light headed after eating? I have a three month old baby and exclusively breast feed
My 6mo old baby head and arms start to shake when breastfeeding and falling to sleep, is that normal? It stops when I touch him or deattach of breast
See Your Doctor Now: Reassurance that this is normal behavior cannot be given at this time. More information is needed. It is very important to know how long this behavior has been going on. Additionally your child's medical history, pre-natal, natal, and postnatal history are crucial to know as well. Recommend video recording your child during episodes and have doctor review now. Early intervention is best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Red bumps, with head I was told I have rosacea but it's sooo itchy idk what to do, and I don't want to scratch my face. The metronidazole cream made it more itchy. What can I try for this itching that is safe while breastfeeding?
Skin disorder: Would suggest you see a dermatologist who can put this in the proper perspective and who can answer your questions appropriately. ...Read more
Yes: Absolutely! It's one of the best things to do with a newborn to help with milk supply. The more time mom and baby spend together, the more opportunities to feed and therefore increase milk production. Plus, there are other benefits as well, like temperature regulation and the development of a sense of safety and security. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should be ok: From the products I know about the absorption is very poor into the skin and/or breast milk but no definitive studies have been done for safety. I would advise to continue breastfeeding but if you can avoid the bleaching or decrease the frequency of bleaching this may be better. ...Read more
General rule: In general, any lotion or oil you apply the your skin does not transfer meds inside your body that might be passed into breast milk. ...Read more
Probably: The absorption of the chemicals through your skin into the bloodstream is minimal so chances are none will be in breastmilk. Make sure you wash your hands well after dye job done and you have fully washed the chemicals out of your hair before cuddling with your baby. http://www. Nhs. Uk/chq/Pages/949.aspx? CategoryID=54#close ...Read more
Should be: No issues. Technology has improved compared to years back ...Read more
Wait: Best not to be expsed to chemicals. No studies to support it. Hence there is no right answer. I tend to play it safe. ...Read more
Hair rebonding: There is no way to answer this question with certainty as there are not likely to be information available. Since hair rebonding involves use of chemicals it may be safer to wait until breastfeeding is complete, however as the chemicals are external it would be safer than during pregnancy, and may be safe if toxic chemical vapors are not inhaled. ...Read more
Yes: Some babies are even born with a "sucking blister" from sucking on their own hands in utero. It is common and normal for breastfed babies to get this same type of sucking blister from feeding. It is not dangerous and you don't need any medicine or creams to treat it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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