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Doctor insights on: Can I Drink Citric Juices While Breastfeeding

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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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Is it safe to drink acai juice while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to drink acai juice while breastfeeding?

Yes: Any fruit juice is usually fine, in small amounts, as part of a balanced diet. Fruit juice is not necessary and has lots of sugar (and is usually acidic). It is better to eat the fruit, because one tends to get fewer calories eating fruit than drinking the juice. ...Read more

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Could my UTI of 2 weeks not go away because I'm breastfeeding? My uti never last this long. Not taking any meds. Drinking plenty water & cranbr juice.

Could my UTI of 2 weeks not go away because I'm breastfeeding? My uti never last this long. Not taking any meds. Drinking plenty water & cranbr juice.

Maybe/not: We know now that cranberry juice does have chemical agents which interfere with the ability of e.coli to thrive in the bladder. We also know that not all burning during urination is due to a UTI. The fact is you may or may not have or have had a UTI and the symptoms may persist because you are not treating it.Proper evaluation & exclusion of this or other possibilities would be a wise choice. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink aloe vera juice while breastfeeding?

Is it ok to drink aloe vera juice while breastfeeding?

In general: Recommend avoiding unnecessary medication and herbals when breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink wheatgrass while breastfeeding my 6 month old? Is there anything to stay away from while juicing and breastfeeding?

Is it safe to drink wheatgrass while breastfeeding my 6 month old? Is there anything to stay away from while juicing and breastfeeding?

No wheatgrass: wheatgrass is not recommended to take while breastfeeding. Because wheatgrass is raw, there is the risk of bacterial or fungal contamination which can possibly pose a risk to a baby breastfeeding. Stick to fresh fruits and veggies. ...Read more

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I've been having a UTI for 2 weeks now. Am drinking water, cranberry juice, eating right and still have it. Currently breastfeeding. Any relation?

UTI: You didn't mention if you were taking any antibiotics for your UTI. No connection between UTI and breastfeeding. Followup with your doctor as you are still having UTI symptoms. There are antibiotics that are safe with breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Is drinking prune juice while breast feeding bad for the baby ?

Is drinking prune juice while breast feeding bad for the baby ?

Should be fine: Prune juice intake while breast feeding should be fine. Discontinue if your baby develops diarrhea, excessive gas or rashes. ...Read more

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What is important for me to drink while breastfeeding?

What is important for me to drink while breastfeeding?

Water...: ...Mostly water. Milk is good to supply the calcium, protein, and vitamin d that you are in turn feeding to the baby, but cow's milk sometimes causes allergy in mom, baby, or both, but if both of you are happy, cow milk for mom is good. Mom's milk is, of course, best for baby. ...Read more

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Can I drink chia seeds while breastfeeding?

Can I drink chia seeds while breastfeeding?

Yes, they are safe: during pregnancy and breastfeeding. God Bless u! http://www.livestrong.com/article/486314-can-pregnant-women-eat-chia-seeds/ ...Read more

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Can i drink lipton greentea while breastfeeding?

Can i drink lipton greentea while breastfeeding?

Limit intake: Yes, but limit your intake to 3-4 cups because of the caffeine in the tea. ...Read more

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Can I drink cow's milk while breastfeeding?

Can I drink cow's milk while breastfeeding?

Yes: While it is generally safe, there are a few uncommon allergic reactions that babies can have to dairy products in the maternal diet. Evaluating your baby's overall level of fussiness after breast-feeding may give you a clue if they're tolerating it well, and blood in your baby's stool is a red flag to stop all dairy products. ...Read more

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Can I drink herbal teas while breastfeeding?

Can I drink herbal teas while breastfeeding?

Yes: Drinking herbal teas is ok for a breastfeeding mom . . . But mom should be safe by drinking the types of teas that have been drunk for many generations, by buying from a reputable manufacturer, and by drinking a variety of teas (so not to get too much of one herb's chemicals). Remember that herbs are not strictly regulated, so there may be a little or a lot of herb in teabags of different brands. ...Read more

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Can I drink slimming tea while breastfeeding.?

Can I drink slimming tea while breastfeeding.?

Depends: Honestly there are tons of slimming drinks out there. I'm sure some of the herbal stimulants in some of those products probably get into the breast milk and therefore may not be safe to drink while breastfeeding. Because of the lack of studies, you're best off using diet and exercise of slimming teas. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to drink caffeine while breastfeeding?

Is it safe for me to drink caffeine while breastfeeding?

Yes: A breastfeeding mom (with no past caffeine problems) may enjoy some caffeinated drinks after her baby is 2-3 months. During the first 2-3 months, a mom may be napping between baby feedings, so should avoid caffeine. Also, new babies may be more sensitive to the small amount of caffeine in breastmilk, compared to babies over 3 months. A mom can drink her caffeine after breastfeeding, to be safest. ...Read more

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Is it best for me to drink whole milk while breastfeeding?

Is it best for me to drink whole milk while breastfeeding?

No: No, there is no need to drink whole milk during breastfeeding. The only difference is a higher fat content and that is unnecessary for the infant or you. However, any recommendation to pursue restriction diets is unfounded and dangerous. Several review studies (including a cochrane review) have shown that elimination diets do not definitively reduce allergy or colic. ...Read more

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