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Doctor insights on: Can I Take Plan B While Breastfeeding

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Can i take Plan B while spotting?

Can i take Plan B while spotting?

Yes if needed : If you are within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse and are not on birth control then taking Plan B can decrease the risk of getting pregnant. Spotting now will have no effect. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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 the Plan B one step pill while breastfeeding?

Can you take the Plan B one step pill while breastfeeding?

No, Definitely Not: There is not enough data to say for sure if it is safe while breastfeeding, but there are definitely serious side effects if taken while pregnant. I would definitely not use it. ...Read more

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How long after taking Plan B can I take probiotics?

How long after taking Plan B can I take probiotics?

I was unable: to find any references which show that probiotics and Plan B interact. ...Read more

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Can i take the collegan pill while breastfeeding?

Can i take the collegan pill while breastfeeding?

No problem: I see no problem with taking collagen during breastfeeding.The body will process likae any other source of protein.Baby may get some of it too. ...Read more

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If breastfeeding while taking the Plan B pill (one pill), how long should one "pump and dump"?

If breastfeeding while taking the Plan B pill (one pill), how long should one "pump and dump"?

Not necessary: Generally, it is fine to continue to breastfeed while taking Plan B pills it is always best, however, to consult your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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Can i take water pill while breastfeeding?

Can i take water pill while breastfeeding?

+/-: Hydrochlorothiazide is considered to be probably safe for lactating women/babies. The safety of Furosemide is unknown. Perhaps some obs will also answer your question (i'm a cardiologist). ...Read more

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Can i take appetite pill while breastfeeding?

Can i take appetite pill while breastfeeding?

Drugs & breastfeedin: Please be careful about taking any medications when breastfeeding as most of them are secreted into breast milk and can adversely affect your baby. Please consult your OB or the baby's pediatrician before you take that appetite pill to confirm its safety for the baby. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Can I take vitamin B12 while pregnant?

Can I take vitamin B12 while pregnant?

Yes: Yes, but be reasonable. A good thing to take is a prenatal vitamin. If you take that and a balanced diet, you will be fine. Babies need certain amounts of vitamins, but not mega-doses. Ask you ob-gyn what a good pnv is, as they likely have all kinds of samples from various drug reps. ...Read more

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Can I take lamivudine for hepatitis b while I am pregnant?

Can  I take lamivudine for hepatitis b while I am pregnant?

Yes: It is used as a treatment for hepatitis b in pregnancy if bnefits outweight the risks.(risk of liver failure versus risk of affecting the baby) breastfeeding is contraindicated while taking this drug. ...Read more

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How soon after taking plan b can I take an antibiotic?

How soon after taking plan b can I take an antibiotic?

Plan B: Plan B works through delaying or preventing ovulation, by interfering with fertilization. The FDA package insert also states that Plan B may inhibit implementation by altering the lining of the uterus. I do not know of any specific interactions which have been reported with concurrent antibiotic use. ...Read more

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Can taking Plan B stop you from ovulating? how long does it take to have a regular period again after taking plan b twice in a month?

Thats the idea: The idea of Plan B is to delay or prevent ovulation so that pregnancy does not occur. It is out of your system in about 7 days. Consider starting birth control to help regulate your cycle and prevent the need for Plan B ...Read more

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Can I take the morning after pill while breastfeeding?

Can I take the morning after pill while breastfeeding?

Yes: Since mom's exposure to hormones in the morning-after-pill is of short duration, any hormones passed onto the baby via the breastmilk would also be of short duration. If desired, mom can pump and dump the breastmilk on the day(s) she takes the morning-after-pill. It is best if mom uses a reliable form of contraception, other than oral contraceptives, when breastfeeding a young baby. ...Read more

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Can i continue to take aguaje supplements while pregnant?

Can i continue to take aguaje supplements while pregnant?

No data to answer: I have not found any research studies that answer this question. Aguaje is said to be a rich source of phytoestrogens & is traditionally used to increase fertility. I would be cautious during the first trimester (when one should be cautious re: most supps) but as a fruit that is apparently widely eaten in the amazon during pregnancy it is probably safe. ...Read more

Plan B (Definition)

Levonorgestrel is a women's ...Read more