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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?

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

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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


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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?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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 more

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What would cause me to feel light headed after eating? I have a three month old baby and exclusively breast feed

What would cause me to feel light headed after eating? I have a three month old baby and exclusively breast feed

Hydration: Breast feeding requires that you maintain your hydration, fat intake, calcium and overall calories. I suggest you review with your gyn. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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Can skin-on-skin contact help with breastfeeding?

Can skin-on-skin contact help with breastfeeding?

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 more

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Is it ok to still give breastfeeding while bleaching my body and face?

Is it ok to still give breastfeeding while bleaching my body and face?

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

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Is rosehip oil safe to use on skin while breastfeeding?

Is rosehip oil safe to use on skin while breastfeeding?

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

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Is it safe to dye your hair while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to dye your hair while breastfeeding?

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

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Is it possible for me to rebond my hair? I am a breastfeeding mom.

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

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Help please! Could breastfeeding mother do hair rebonding?

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

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What can I take by mouth for ringworm while breastfeeding?

What can I take by mouth for ringworm while breastfeeding?

Fluconazole: But Lamisil (terbinafine) at twice daily may work just fine and have less effect on your breast milk. ...Read more

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Is it normal that my baby gets lip blisters from breastfeeding?

Is it normal that my baby gets lip blisters from breastfeeding?

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 more

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