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Doctor insights on: Can I Take Probiotics While Breastfeeding

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Is it safe to take a probiotic while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take a probiotic while breastfeeding?

Yes: Probiotics are just bacteria, the healthy kind that live in your intestine and similar to what you might find in yogurt. While some medications are unsafe in pregnancy and with breast feeding, probiotics generally are not. ...Read more

Probiotic (Definition)

Probiotics, by definition, are beneficial bacteria that live in our intestinal tract to help us maintain health intestines and colon. There are several species of these bacteria that are helpful to us including lactobacillus acidophilus. The meats we eat contain antibiotics that kill our natural bacteria that reside in our gut. Today, you will replace these ...Read more


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Hi docs, is it true that probiotics are safe to take while breastfeeding?

Hi docs, is it true that probiotics are safe to take while breastfeeding?

Yes: These living organisms enter and stay in youe intestines if the survive the transit through the stomach (acid) and other digestive juices. They help balance what might be agressave bacteria and or yeast that are also present. They will not enter your breast milk and do not influence babies gut at all. ...Read more

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What probiotic (brand / form) can be used for my newborns reflux if I am attempting the natural route? I am breastfeeding and will take supplements.

None: Probiotics are not usually needed for healthy newborns. The best thing to do is breast feed your baby with frequent feedings. Raise her head after feedings and burp regularly to reduce the amount of air in the tummy. Breast milk is very digestible and filled with healthy antibodies. If she is spitting up often or seems really fussy, check with your baby's doctor. ...Read more

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Will the probiotic I take go into my breast milk and also benefit my breastfeeding baby? Or does he have to take his own probiotic?

Will the probiotic I take go into my breast milk and also benefit my breastfeeding baby? Or does he have to take his own probiotic?

Probiotics: These living organisms enter and stay in youe intestines if the survive the transit through the stomach (acid) and other digestive juices. They help balance what might be agressave bacteria and or yeast that are also present. They will not enter your breast milk and do not influence babies gut at all. There are a few commercial baby probiotics available but a little taste of yours will work fine. ...Read more

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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

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

Safe: Fluconozole is generally considered safe to use during breastfeeding. I would ask your OB/GYN or Family Doctor to make sure they agree with that before taking the medication (did the prescribing doctor realize you were breastfeeding?). Monistat is also safe. ...Read more

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What probiotic brand and form can I purchase for my 1 month old? Is it just as effective to eat probiotics myself as I am breastfeeding?

What probiotic brand and form can I purchase for my 1 month old? Is it just as effective to eat probiotics myself as I am breastfeeding?

Not needed: At a month old, your baby gets all sorts of antibodies from your breast milk. She doesn't need anything else.
Older children can take simple acidophilous over the counter- it may be available in liquid, chewables, granules, and pills. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take st. John’s wort while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take st. John’s wort while pregnant or breastfeeding?

NO!: Some reports of birth defects in fetuses and problems with nursing babies whose mothers use st john's wort. Best to avoid during pregnancy and lactation. See . ...Read more

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Who should take probiotics?

Who should take probiotics?

Most people: I am an advocate of probiotics. The gut lining has a difficult time maintaining the balance of healthy bacteria with stress, disease, poor sleep, poor nutrition, antibiotic or medication use. Recent studies have shown benefits even pregnant patients. Probiotics can help with immune function, regulate constipation/diarrhea, bloating, help with GI diseases and even skin conditions. ...Read more

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When should someone take probiotics?

When should someone take probiotics?

Probiotics Use: I commend you for your desire to have good Health.
Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for digestive system.
Probiotics can be helpful for
Irritable bowel syndrome
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
• Infectious diarrhea (caused by viruses, bacteria, or parasites)
• Antibiotic-related diarrhea ...Read more

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Is it possible to take too much probiotics?

Probiotics: While mostly harmless, you should follow the directions of the manufacturer of the brand you are taking to decide on the maximum you should take in a day. ...Read more

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And does it matter which probiotic I should take?

Yes: Probiotics have little to no value in a healthy gut, but if you are on antibiotics, suffering from irritable bowel syndrome or diarrhea, then the probiotics should have at leat one billion colonies each of several different bacteria such as lactobacillus. ...Read more

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Can you take percect while breastfeeding?

Can you take percect while breastfeeding?

Let me advise you: Perccet compose of two medications.
Oxycodone&acetaminophen however, the oxycodone component is a narcotic and could cause significant problems in a nursing infant.
If you have to take it is a good idea to watch for any changes in your baby, such as breathing problems, excessive sleeping, or feeding problems.
The manufacturer does not recommend that women use this medication while breastfeed. ...Read more

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Could I take medicines if I am breastfeeding?

Could I take medicines if I am breastfeeding?

Yes, but: Check with your md as some medicines will cross into the breast milk and affect the baby. Obvious examples are narcotics. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take nacl during breastfeeding?

Is it okay to take nacl during breastfeeding?

Beast milk and medicine: Are you asking about table salt? If a prescription of some sort call who prescribed it and ask. ...Read more

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Medicines that are ok to take while breastfeeding?

Medicines that are ok to take while breastfeeding?

Too many to list: Check with your doc or pediatrician for this information. If ready to do some heavy reading, buy the reference "medications and mothers milk" by t hale, 15 ed, 2012. ...Read more

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Can I take Proactiv while breastfeeding?

Can I take Proactiv while breastfeeding?

Yes: The use of Proactiv is safe for breastfeeding women. Its active ingredient, benzoyl peroxide, does not appear to concentrate in noticeable amounts in breast milk. You should be careful to wash your hands after you apply it to your skin and before you handle the baby. As you know your baby's skin is very sensitive, and these products can cause skin irritation. ...Read more

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Could I take probiotics while on linzess?

Yes: Linzess is used to treat the constipation associated with ibs. Most common reported adverse reaction with Linzess is diarrhea. There is no specific contraindication to taking probiotics and best to monitor consistency of bowel movements. ...Read more

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Is l-carnosine ok to take while breastfeeding?

Is l-carnosine ok to take while breastfeeding?

Not known for sure: Because l-carnosine products are not medications approved by the fda, l-carnosine products are probably not tested for interactions and side effects like real medicines are. So, that means nobody really knows what side effects there are. If an l-carnosine user hears of some interaction or thinks she is getting a side effect, she can call or visit her primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take collagen while breastfeeding?

Is it ok to take collagen while breastfeeding?

I consider it safe: As a dietary supplement there is no specific reason this would be a problem for breastfeeding moms. The product is broken down to protein and used as the body chooses. The milk is made by assembling many proteins ant these would not interfere with the milk production. They might be diverted into the milk rather than you, but in a good way. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Thera flu while breastfeeding?

Is it ok to take Thera flu while breastfeeding?

Probably: Theraflu is a combination product with more than a dozen forms. The forms with phenylephrine are classified as less safe than others, but all forms are probably safe in the doses typically used. ...Read more

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What decongestants are safe to take while breastfeeding?

What decongestants are safe to take while breastfeeding?

Most are safe: To start, nasal saline or netti pot. Afrin for few days is ok. As long as blood pressure is not high, sudafed is ok. Sudafed or generic Pseudoephedrine tends to work better than phenylephrine. ...Read more

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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