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Doctor insights on: Can I Drink Citric Juices While Breastfeeding

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Can I drink carbonated drinks while pregnant?

Can I drink carbonated drinks while pregnant?

Yes: Carbonation can increase heart burn but per se is safe. Be careful about caffeine when you are pregnant, however. Caffeine intake is something you need to talk to your OB about. ...Read more

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Dr. Patricia Foster
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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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Can I drink alcohol while breastfeeding?

Can I drink alcohol while breastfeeding?

No: In general, it is best not to consume alcohol while breastfeeding as alcohol can get into your bloodstream and then into your breastmilk. That being said, the alcohol does not stay there indefinitely. If you care to consume alcohol, a reasonable alternative would be to feed with expressed breastmilk and "pump and dump" the milk that you make for a couple of hours after drinking to be cautious. ...Read more

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Can I drink diet drinks while pregnant?

Can I drink diet drinks while pregnant?

Milk, water are best: The first rule is to eat healthy foods. The second is to avoid foods that can cause harm. Carbonated diet beverages add no nutrient value, replace liquids from healthful drinks, and damage the teeth according to dentists. Avoiding them in pregnancy and if breastfeeding might help women and their families avoid them later also. ...Read more

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Can you ever drink grapefruit juice while taking lipatore?

Can you ever drink grapefruit juice while taking lipatore?

No: It is not recommended to drink grapefruit juice if you're on lipitor, (atorvastatin) you can try other statins instead. Your physician will know which (more than one choice) statins are safe to take if you want to continue to drink grapefruit juice. ...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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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 eat chocolate while breastfeeding?

Can I eat chocolate while breastfeeding?

Yes: You should give it a try. It may cause fussiness and/ or gassiness in your baby but everyone is different. Dark chocolate is healthier than milk chocolate. It's full of antioxidants that help prevent cancer and heart disease. ...Read more

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Can i drink chocolate milk while pergnant?

Can i drink chocolate milk while pergnant?

NO: One of the main causes of disease in the U.S. Is sugar. Pregjnancy requires pristine diet. See my blog "oxygen, the spark of life" that you can google and read the post "sweet and dangerous". ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol while taking a beetroot powder supplement?

Can I drink alcohol while taking a beetroot powder supplement?

Why and what for??: There are always possible drug-drug interactions, even if none are listed. Why do you want to take either? Alcohol is a known liver toxin (think of the drunks on the Bowery you've seen), and I don't know your purpose in taking the other stuff. ...Read more

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Can i drink decaf coffee when breastfeeding?

Can i drink decaf coffee when breastfeeding?

Absolutely: If you enjoy this as a beverage and you are doing decaf, there is no reason not to enjoy your coffee while breastfeeding. Make sure to get some dairy, however, as you need that extra calcium while breast feeding. ...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 eat spicy foods while breastfeeding?

Can I eat spicy foods while breastfeeding?

Yes: There is no danger from eating spicy foods, however if your baby seems fussy or gassy after those meals, you may have to eliminate or minimize those foods in your diet. ...Read more

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Can I drink coffee while pregnant?

Can I drink coffee while pregnant?

Coffee: It is usually safe to drink one cup of coffee a day as long as you do not drink any other caffeinated beverages. However, i would always recommend that you check with your own doctor in case you have any issues or complications with your pregnancy that the doctor would advise you to avoid caffeine. Good luck! ...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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