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Can a DNA go wrong if the mother is breastfeeding?

Can a DNA go wrong if the mother is breastfeeding?

.: If you are asking about dna testing for a baby for paternity testing...No it will not be affected by breast feeding. If you question is about something different, please explain you question better. ...Read more

Dr. Scott McLean
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Genetic Testing (Definition)

Prenatal testing for genetic problems may be done before or after conception. Testing for spina bifida or Down syndrome is done after a pregnancy is established. Besides the couples listed above, counseling and diagnosis are also recommended for mothers over the age of 35, and those who have received abnormal screening test results, such as alpha-fetoprotein (AFP). For more information about the alpha-fetoprotein test, and when and why you might have it, see alpha-fetoprotein. For those who may be at risk, genetic counseling and prenatal diagnosis are used to help ...Read more


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Hello I've read that breastfeeding would change the baby DNA's, Parts of the mother dna"s which is in the milk would inter the baby dna' is it true?

Hello I've read that breastfeeding would change the baby DNA's, Parts of the mother dna"s which is in the milk would inter the baby dna' is it true?

No: Your DNA is the library of information held within the nucleus of each living cell. What you eat or drink at any age does not change the DNA. What you eat or drink could injure a cell, or keep it healthy in general, but breast milk does not target or change DNA. Breast milk contains immune factors that can help baby avoid illness & is designed to be the best nutritional source for early growth. ...Read more

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How can I get an HIV RNA and naat/dna testing?

How can I get an HIV RNA and naat/dna testing?

An accredited Lab: Why do you want this test? Have you had an antibody test for hiv? Was it positive? If positive, HIV nucleic acid testing will confirm the infection. You were exposed to HIV and antibody is negative HIV nat will detect the infection earlier. You doctor can order these tests through a pathology laboratory. ...Read more

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Can I find out DNA results of an alleged father before the babies born? Dna testing

Can I find out DNA results of an alleged father before the babies born? Dna testing

Hello.: Hello. This is actually a good question but it is legal in nature. I recommend that you pose this same question on the legal portion of avvo. Com. It will provide lawyers with an opportunity to provide responses as a public service. ...Read more

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For DNA testing, what do they need to know?

For DNA testing, what do they need to know?

Depends: It depends on what the test is being done for. A lab can determine the sequence of your whole DNA from an oral swab, but screening for specific issues requires knowing what genes to target for analysis. ...Read more

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Do they accept medicad for DNA testing?

Do they accept medicad for DNA testing?

Through Health Dept: Dna testing to establish paternity is usually done through local health departments. If that is what you want the testing for, suggest you call your local one and ask them - usually it's free. If the dna testing is for some other reason, especially if it involves a medical condition that needs testing for some reason, then medicaid usually covers it. ...Read more

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Which types of doctors offer DNA testing?

Any and all: Any and all doctors can order dna tests. ...Read more

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Do all hospitals offer DNA testing and is it expensive?

Do all hospitals offer DNA testing and is it expensive?

Seldom on site: Most general hospitals do not operate labs with the sophisticated equipment needed to do specific dna testing. If the issue comes up, generally they can collect a specimen & send it out to a specialty lab for analysis. Some of the major lab chains have office sites where they will obtain specimens for this service. Check with your dr for the local process. ...Read more

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Do the hospitals do DNA testing if he's not your husband?

Do the hospitals do DNA testing if he's not your husband?

Paternity testing: Can you clarify? If you're asking, "Will the hospital test Baby automatically to see whether my husband is the father? " the answer is "No." If you want paternity testing for whatever reason, there are private companies that will do this at a reasonable price. Your personal physician can help, and will keep secrets if you ask. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Where to find a place for DNA testing, for matching a parent and a child?

Kits: There are many laboratories that perform paternity testing. There are also kits available at your local pharmacy. ...Read more

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Where can you find a place for DNA testing, for matching parent and child?

Go to...: Go to www. Genome. Gov and in the column on the right select "genetic disorders faq"; at that site select "faq about genetic testing". At the bottom of the page the listing "genetic testing: what it means for your health and your family's health" has good information related to your question. ...Read more

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Have drugstores begun selling home DNA testing kits? Where can you buy a kit?

Have drugstores begun selling home DNA testing kits? Where can you buy a kit?

Nowhere: DNA testing is too sophisticated for general public to handle at home! ...Read more

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What is the best way to go about prenatal dna testing in Kentucky and how much does it typically cost?

What is the best way to go about prenatal dna testing in Kentucky and how much does it typically cost?

Try counsyl: I don't know about Kentucky but the website www. Counsyl. Com might be helpful. Do check with your physician if you are worried about any specific medical condition you are worried about. ...Read more

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Where can I find a DNA testing facility for myself?

Go to...: Go to www. Genome. Gov and in the column on the right select "genetic disorders faq"; at that site select "faq about genetic testing". At the bottom of the page the listing "genetic testing: what it means for your health and your family's health" has good information related to your question. ...Read more

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Can DNA testing help create a personalized lifestyle?

May be: It is possible, in a limited way, to test for disease susceptibility, e.g., app e for alzheimer, brca for some cancers, hnpcc or fap etc. Efforts are underway to identify additional markers. However knowing the markers and making the "lifestyle" change are not linked. People with known family history of diabetes continue to be overweight and not take any action to reduce their risk. ...Read more

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How do online DNA testing services work? Are they reliable at all?

Go to...: Go to www. Genome. Gov and in the column on the right select "genetic disorders faq"; at that site select "faq about genetic testing". ...Read more

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Hemochromatosis color blindness DNA testing influence, can you tell me?

Hemochromatosis color blindness DNA testing influence, can you tell me?

What are you asking?: Can you clarify? Genetic testing for DNA isn't subject to much in the way of outside influences. Genetic work on colorblindness is available but we're not sure what to do with the data. The former is life-and-death. The latter is perhaps a target for gene therapy that will give fullcolor vision to those who haven't enjoyed it. ...Read more

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Just wondering do Saliva samples for DNA testing tell you about inherited blood disorders? Thinking about buying 23andMe kit

Just wondering do Saliva samples for DNA testing tell you about inherited blood disorders? Thinking about buying 23andMe kit

And waste $189?: The kit tests for 10 of the 400 mutations of the HBB gene that cause Beta-Thalassemia if inherited from both parents & for Sickle-Cell trait. Seek pre-pregnancy genetic counselling from your OB/GYN about your family's inheritable genetic disorder so (s)he can decide if you need a Chromosomal Microarray &/or Hemoglobin Electrophoresis, or a specific molecular genetic test &/or other studies. ...Read more

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I am in need of DNA TESTING for screening of hereditary and existing diseases. I've had several done by my past doctor and had medication testing done but don't have the reports for them. I'm sick and don't have a diagnosis. I'm very frustrated.?

I am in need of DNA TESTING for screening of hereditary and existing diseases. I've had several done by my past doctor and had medication testing done but don't have the reports for them. I'm sick and don't have a diagnosis. I'm very frustrated.?

Odd question: There are in excess of 200 known genetically influenced disorders and no one test or panel of tests that looks for all of them. Some are only done in a few research labs and only when after specific symptoms make it worth the effort. If you have an undiagnosed condition, your best approach is to spend time finding a doc you can communicate with and less time seeking self diagnosis on the net. ...Read more

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My daughter asked for HPV test w/pap. Test says all norm, even HPV but then says "hpv DNA testing not performed" huh? Isn't DNA how they test for hpv?

My daughter asked for HPV test w/pap. Test says all norm, even HPV but then says "hpv DNA testing not performed" huh? Isn't DNA how they test for hpv?

HPV: As a general rule hpv testing by dna hybridization is not done unless the results of the pap smear are equivocal, because of the costs and minimal benefit after a completely normal pap. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of commercial (no prescription or doctor involved)snp DNA testing for genetic disorder/disease and/or predisposition to them?

What are the pros and cons of commercial (no prescription or doctor involved)snp DNA testing for genetic disorder/disease and/or predisposition to them?

Pros and cons: Pros: cheap, quick, high data quality

cons: challenges in interpretation (particularly if no doctor is involved), limited tests available, privacy and potential medical/life insurance issues. ...Read more

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Which is the most effective allergy testing and treatment option for breastfeeding mother?

Which is the most effective allergy testing and treatment option for breastfeeding mother?

Allergy testing: You can have a skin test done at a board certified allergist office for best results, it will not get into the breast milk or affect the baby. The allergist will then discuss safe options while you are breast feeding. ...Read more

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What are the medicines I can't take while I'm breastfeeding?

What are the medicines I can't take while I'm breastfeeding?

Too many to list: As a rule, anything I would give to baby as a medicine can be taken by mom during breastfeeding. However, there are a large number of medicines that should be avoided & you should check with babies healthcare provider before starting medications. ...Read more

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How should I handle my relatives who don't approve of breastfeeding?

How should I handle my relatives who don't approve of breastfeeding?

EDUCATE: There are a whole host of reasons why breastfeeding is best for the baby and the mother. Search on google and you can find scores of reasons. One suggested reply, " I have researched this issue and have decided that this is the best thing for myself and my baby. Besides it is the natural biologic function for my body." "this might not be right for everybody, but it is right for me and my baby.". ...Read more

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I am quite certain I won't be breastfeeding. Can I bring my own formula to the hospital? I'm in nyc.

I am quite certain I won't be breastfeeding. Can I bring my own formula to the hospital? I'm in nyc.

No: The hospital will not allow it because of vontamination risks an liability problems. ...Read more

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I had my baby two months ago, I'm not breastfeeding, and I still haven't got a period. Is this normal?

I had my baby two months ago, I'm not breastfeeding, and I still haven't got a period. Is this normal?

YEs: Having hormones return to normal balance can take several months. Your are vulnerable to get pregnant during this time as well. Use birth control methods. ...Read more

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What is a safe diet while breastfeeding? I can't seem to loose the weight I had gained while pregnant.

What is a safe diet while breastfeeding? I can't seem to loose the weight I had gained while pregnant.

Weight watchers: Weight watchers offers a sensible, well established diet plan that works. They make adjustments for breastfeeding, so it's completely safe. They will also make recommendations for exercise. Good luck! ...Read more

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My newborn is one month now and im thinking of stopping me breastfeeding her. Don't have much anyway...advice?

My newborn is one month now and im thinking of stopping me breastfeeding her. Don't have much anyway...advice?

Breast feeding: Please go see your pediatrician before you give up. There are remedies that can help. The real test of effective breast feeding is your baby's weight gain. Let that help guide your decision too. Health departments can also help with breast feeding counselors who can give you some good coaching. Formula feeding is fine but breast milk is cheaper and comes ready to feed. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I'm losing too much weight breastfeeding so I want to stop but my 8 month old doesn't like formula. What can I do?

I'm losing too much weight breastfeeding so I want to stop but my 8 month old doesn't like formula. What can I do?

Other foods: Eight month old is old enough to weaned to baby food, and regular food in small amounts. It may help to talk to your pediatrician and other moms. You may consult this site for good information on this topic:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-lifestyle/infant-and-toddler-health/in-depth/healthy-baby/art-20046200
Wish you good health, a happy baby and a happy new year! ...Read more

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I put on a Vit B12 patch without even thinking if it was safe breastfeeding. I won't use it again. Could it harm my son?

No, safe to use: B12 is an essential nutrient. It will not harm your son if you take B12. You can take it orally of course, but there is no reason to not continue to use the patch if you wish. Patches are a good delivery system as B12 is well-absorbed that way. You should also continue your prenatal vitamin while nursing.
Congratulations!
Breastfeeding is a great thing to do for your baby. ...Read more

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I breastfeeding my baby he has 12 month and I'm pregnant in 6 weeks. Can I breastfeed my baby because he don't want to stop breastfeeding?

I breastfeeding my baby he has 12 month and I'm pregnant in 6 weeks. Can I breastfeed my baby because he don't want to stop breastfeeding?

Yes: You face the simple decision on how far into the pregnancy you want to bf or to just overlap. If this is a good nurturing time you both enjoy, continue. If you find yourself chasing baby down to feed & s/he makes it short & quickly gets off it is time to wean. The older baby is less likely to feel displaced/lost if he has moved on to a big boy feeding.Consult with your local la leche league chapter. ...Read more

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I have decided that I will not be breastfeeding. Hospital is very pro bf and doesn't really provide formula. Can they stop me from bringing my own?

I have decided that I will not be breastfeeding. Hospital is very pro bf and doesn't really provide formula. Can they stop me from bringing my own?

Yes they can.: You always can ask second opinion if you wish, but working in several hospitals in usa, including ny ny, the hospital rules are the same: you can't bring your own formula to the hospital and feed the baby. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am looking for some healthful & effective suggestions for how to help my breastfeeding 1-year-old adjust to cows milk? So far she doesn't like it!

I am looking for some healthful & effective suggestions for how to help my breastfeeding 1-year-old adjust to cows milk? So far she doesn't like it!

Necessity is the: Mother of invention. Offer a maximum of 16-21 oz./day of whole milk & milk products, the milk from an open-mouth cup with meals, if she no lactose intolerance or milk protein allergy.. Sipping milk or juice off & on from a Sippy cup leads to dental caries. It's time for her 1st visit to a periodontist. You can wean or not, just don't give bottles. She will be harder to wean at 15 mos. Or >. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm breastfeeding and I really want to start smothe diet just for breakfast and dinar I will eat light lunch, my baby is 7 mo isn't bad for her?

Hi, I'm breastfeeding and I really want to start smothe diet just for breakfast and dinar I will eat light lunch, my baby is 7 mo isn't bad for her?

No: Your mammary glands will continue making milk in good supply as long as you keep yourself hydrated and consume adequate amounts of protein. Vary the types of smotthies you consume and take multivitamins making sure you are getting omega 3, vit d and calcium. ...Read more

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About breastfeeding, is it really true that women with small (30aa) sizes can make enough milk, or do doctors just say that so women won't feel badly?

About breastfeeding, is it really true that women with small (30aa) sizes can make enough milk, or do doctors just say that so women won't feel badly?

Size doesn't matter: Your breasts will make as much milk as your baby needs. Your breast size does not affect that. Your breasts may slightly get larger during breastfeeding but it does usually go back down to your regular cup size when you stop breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Starting to get a cold, I'm exclusively breastfeeding my 1 month old baby what can I take for this cold and what To do so my baby doesn't get sick?

Colds+breastfeeding: Avoid taking decongestants such as pseudoephedrine (the D component in combo antihistamine-decongestant) as that will decrease breast milk production. Antihistamines such as zyrtec, allegra or claritin are fine. Your body is creating antibodies against the cold which will be excreted into the breastmilk. Your baby may end up with a cold but no need to stop breastfeeding. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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


Dna (Definition)

Dna are the coding molecules found in all living things on earth which contain the instructions on how to build living things. Its is comprised the nucleotide molecules which are ...Read more