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Can I take betaseron (interferon beta 1b) while breastfeeding?

Can I take betaseron (interferon beta 1b) while breastfeeding?

No: Unfortunately, there are no great studies demonstrating that this medicine is not passed in breast milk, but due to its potentially harmful interactions with fetuses, it's best to not use it while lactating. The official statement is to "either discontinue lactation, or discontinue the drug." formula or human banked breast milk would be best in this case. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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 take avonex (interferon beta 1a) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take avonex (interferon beta 1a) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Not a good idea: All interferons are considered to have potential for teratogenic risk, and should be discontinued prior to conception and pregnancy. Meds should be restarted after labor and delivery, but if breastfeeding, would not take Avonex (interferon beta 1a) at that time either. Copaxone far safer for pregnancy and works far better than avonex, (interferon beta 1a) which is clearly the least effective ms drug on the market. Consider a change. ...Read more

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What effects does betaseron (interferon beta 1b) have on breastfeeding?

What effects does betaseron (interferon beta 1b) have on breastfeeding?

Interferon for MS?: It should be okay. No information is available regarding whether it can be passed onto an infant in mother's milk. No studies are available regarding harm in infants. Have your pediatrician monitor the progress during the health maintenance visits. ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding and I was wondering if it was ok to take a stacker while I am breastfeeding?

I am breastfeeding and I was wondering if it was ok to take a stacker while I am breastfeeding?

Pl avoid for now: " After you have your baby, you are probably anxious to return to your pre-baby weight and body. However, using weight loss supplements while breastfeeding is not only unnecessary, but they also can have a negative impact on your baby's health. It is much healthier for both you and your baby if you lose weight gradually and naturally." ...Read more

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Can i take musinex when breastfeeding?

Probably safe: It's probably safe to take while breast feeding but it's not safe to take during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can i take theraflu while breastfeeding?

Can i take theraflu while breastfeeding?

Speak with your doc: If you have the flu you are contagious and infected. Breastfeeding when ill is difficult and should be discussed with your doctor. It is dangerous to expose an infant to the flu and you should speak with your doctor about appropriate prescription medication and using formula to protect your baby. Feel well soon and I hope your baby stays well. ...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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Can i take Lipozene while breastfeeding?

No information: Lipozene is not an fda-approved drug so there are no published studies regarding safety during pregnancy or breast-feeding. The company can say whatever they want about it being a "natural" product and that it's not a drug, but the truth is there is no way to know whether it's safe or not. ...Read more

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Safe to take biotin while breastfeeding?

Safe to take biotin while breastfeeding?

Yes: This vitamin is safe to use while breastfeeding.Any excess of that needed is readily lost in the urine daily. ...Read more

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Can I take echinacea while breastfeeding?

Can I take echinacea while breastfeeding?

No: Even though we tend to think of herbs and plants as natural, it does not mean they are always safe, specially for infants or brestfeeding moms. What ever we consume, we are exposing our babies via breast milk. There is simply not enough data to take the risk. ...Read more

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Can i take quercetin while breastfeeding?

Can i take quercetin while breastfeeding?

Minimal studies : This anti-oxidant preparation is not listed in the main breast feeding references & the available data cites little available data about use in breast feeding.Web md cites this & recommends against its use for that reason. ...Read more

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Can you take theraflu while breastfeeding?

Not recommended: Theraflu is not recommended to be taken during pregnancy. It is a category c drug which means that there is no direct data linking it to problems in the human fetus, but it has been shown to have adverse effects in animal models. This being said, if you already took it, i would not worry. I just would not recommend taking any more! ...Read more

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Can i take immodium when i'm breastfeeding?

That depends...: If you are considering immodium as treatment for a diarrheal illness. I would advise against its use, but that said it is safe. If you are taking the immodium because of dietary indescretion (ice cream if you are lactose intolerant) then think about the consequences of eating what you shouldn't before consumption. Immodium can mask symptoms of a more serious illness - crohn's, ibd, or parasites. ...Read more

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Is zytrec safe to take while breastfeeding?

Is zytrec safe to take while breastfeeding?

Before bedtime: Yes, but take it at night before bedtime in case it makes you drowsy during the day. ...Read more