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Doctor insights on: Can I Breastfeed If I Have Been Sedated Recently

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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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How soon after taking a single IV dose of diazepam (sedation for dental procedure) can I breastfeed my 7m old baby?

How soon after taking a single IV dose of diazepam (sedation for dental procedure) can I breastfeed my 7m old baby?

At least 24 hours: even though you will feel normal within a few hours, there will still be diazepam in your blood stream for at least 24 hours. ...Read more

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If diazepam will remain in my bloodstream for ~24hrs, why should I not breastfeed my 7m old for 2-3 days after a single dose (sedation for dental op)?

If diazepam will remain in my bloodstream for ~24hrs, why should I not breastfeed my 7m old for 2-3 days after a single dose (sedation for dental op)?

To completely clear: the medication from your system takes 2-3 days. In the meantime you can pump and discard your milk so your supply remains brisk. ...Read more

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Can I breastfeed if I have recently had anesthesia?

Can I breastfeed if I have recently had anesthesia?

Yes: You need to ask your own doctor or anesthesiologist about the specific instructions, which will depend on the medications used and the timing of the surgery. But in general, it is safe to nurse after anesthesia. You may have to "pump and dump" after surgery once or twice, but the exact routine depends on the circumstances. ...Read more

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Recently hurt my back and want 2 use meds I have such as tramadol, however I'm breastfeeding. How long after taking med is it safe to breastfeed?

Recently hurt my back and want 2 use meds I have such as tramadol, however I'm breastfeeding. How long after taking med is it safe to breastfeed?

You must ask your-: -OB about this. It is a controlled substance & after you take it, you will have a blood level depending on the half Life. Google it & you will find this info. My advice is do not use it & breast feed. If pain is so severe, you will have 2 switch 2 formula. ...Read more

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My baby is a month old and is being breast feed and I recently noticed that the inner part of her lips have turned black.. ?

My baby is a month old and is being breast feed and I recently noticed that the inner part of her lips have turned black.. ?

Sucking blister: Babies can get a little "sucking blister" from nursing. Most commonly it occurs on the top lip, but can also be the bottom lip. Just before she latches, with her mouth wide, take your index finger and roll the top lip outward, to get the lip tissue out of the way of the breast. This should help! ...Read more

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My baby's 4mon check up is in 1 week. Recently her head started sweating when I breastfeed her. Should I take her in now or is it safe to wait?

My baby's 4mon check up is in 1 week. Recently her head started sweating when I breastfeed her. Should I take her in now or is it safe to wait?

Any other symptoms?: Any other symptoms? Does she tire feeding? Does she take less than previously? If feeding ok and otherwise acting well, and it seems that only the sweating is the issue, then you probably can wait to see dr until next week. ...Read more