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Dr. James Lin
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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 you take percect while breastfeeding?

Can you take percect while breastfeeding?

Let me advise you: Perccet compose of two medications.
Oxycodone&acetaminophen however, the oxycodone component is a narcotic and could cause significant problems in a nursing infant.
If you have to take it is a good idea to watch for any changes in your baby, such as breathing problems, excessive sleeping, or feeding problems.
The manufacturer does not recommend that women use this medication while breastfeed. ...Read more

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Could I take medicines if I am breastfeeding?

Could I take medicines if I am breastfeeding?

Yes, but: Check with your md as some medicines will cross into the breast milk and affect the baby. Obvious examples are narcotics. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take nacl during breastfeeding?

Is it okay to take nacl during breastfeeding?

Beast milk and medicine: Are you asking about table salt? If a prescription of some sort call who prescribed it and ask. ...Read more

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Medicines that are ok to take while breastfeeding?

Medicines that are ok to take while breastfeeding?

Too many to list: Check with your doc or pediatrician for this information. If ready to do some heavy reading, buy the reference "medications and mothers milk" by t hale, 15 ed, 2012. ...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 you take ssri's when breastfeeding?

Can you take ssri's when breastfeeding?

SSRI's: Yes, but consult your doctor. He may have other ideas. ...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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I'm breastfeeding. Can I take penicillin?

I'm breastfeeding. Can I take penicillin?

Yes: Penicillin is safe during breast feeding if you are not allergic to it. ...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?

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

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Is cyclogest safe to take while breastfeeding?

Is cyclogest safe to take while breastfeeding?

NO!: The package insert for this medication specifically indicates "THIS MEDICATION SHOULD NOT BE USED DURING BREAST FEEDING." ...Read more

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Is l-carnosine ok to take while breastfeeding?

Is l-carnosine ok to take while breastfeeding?

Not known for sure: Because l-carnosine products are not medications approved by the fda, l-carnosine products are probably not tested for interactions and side effects like real medicines are. So, that means nobody really knows what side effects there are. If an l-carnosine user hears of some interaction or thinks she is getting a side effect, she can call or visit her primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Can I take domperidone to hellp breastfeeding?

Can I take domperidone to hellp breastfeeding?

Domperidone: July 31, 2013 "Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stresses that domperidone is not an FDA-approved drug, and that it may not be legally marketed in the US." "FDA's concern about the potential health risks associated with the use of domperidone in lactating women. These risks include cardiac arrhythmias, cardiac arrest, and sudden death." ...Read more

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Can you take mucus relief while breastfeeding?

It depends...: There are multiple forms of "mucus relief": pe, dm, chest, sinus, etc. Certainly you should check with your pediatrician or ob-gyn first before taking any medication while breast feeding or while being pregnant. However, as a general rule, most breastfeeding mothers may safely take guaifenesin-only products. Determine if your product contains aspartame, as this has been associated with headaches. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take collagen while breastfeeding?

Is it ok to take collagen while breastfeeding?

I consider it safe: As a dietary supplement there is no specific reason this would be a problem for breastfeeding moms. The product is broken down to protein and used as the body chooses. The milk is made by assembling many proteins ant these would not interfere with the milk production. They might be diverted into the milk rather than you, but in a good way. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Thera flu while breastfeeding?

Is it ok to take Thera flu while breastfeeding?

Probably: Theraflu is a combination product with more than a dozen forms. The forms with phenylephrine are classified as less safe than others, but all forms are probably safe in the doses typically used. ...Read more

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Can I take cyclobenzaprine while breastfeeding?

Can I take cyclobenzaprine while breastfeeding?

Category B: There is no evidence (with no human studies) that it will cause any issues, but again, no human studies either with mom or baby. Animal studies do not show any problems. However, you should check with your OB to be sure as different health issues within pregnancy could change the clinical picture. Once you speak to your physician, then it is just a personal choice from there. Best of luck! ...Read more