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Can Moms Eat Pork While Breastfeeding
Yes: Sushi can be wonderful, healthful food during nursing. 3 health risks to know about 1) mercury. Some large fish, such as bluefin tuna can have high levels of mercury. You may want to minimize these choices. 2) parasites. Very rare in us. (<40 cases per year, mostly raw salmon or mackerel). Freezing, smoking, vinegar drops risk. 3) pufferfish. Fugu has potent poison if not prepared right. Why risk? ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
4-6 months: The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that you wait until a baby is 4-6 months old before introducing solid foods. Introduce them one at a time, a few days apart, so that you can monitor for any signs of allergic reaction. This does not mean you have to stop breastfeeding, however. The AAP recommends for you to continue with breast milk in addition to solids until at least 1 year old. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely: Pork is fine but it must be cooked through and through. No medium/undercooked pork or any meat for that matter, during pregnancy or nursing. But bring on that BLT with the crispy bacon and vine-ripened tomatoes - yum! internal meat temperature should be a minimum of 165 degrees. Is worthwhile to invest in meat thermometer during pregnancy. ...Read more
No: Infant botulism occurs when the spores(seeds) of botulism hatch in the infants intestine and make the toxin that interferes with their nervous system. Adult systems do not have this problem and there is no way the spores of botulism can travel into or through your breast milk.Enjoy it if you wish, there is no risk to baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but risky: Eating raw eggs is often associated with contracting intestinal infections, such as salmonella. Salmonella can make you very ill. If you contract it, transfer to your baby, through handling, would be likely. It can be deadly to a baby or elderly person. Sounds too risky, if you ask me. ...Read more
Should Be: I am not aware of any proven problems. It is , i think, shark. ...Read more
Sure: Mothers in all cultures eat the food native to their countries. I don't think those in mexico, greece, or thailand are eliminating anything from their diet. We know what a mom eats during breastfeeding flavors her milk to help the baby become accustomed to their native food. Some children can be fussy after certain foods, but mom's diet is blamed too much for a baby's fussiness. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
If not allergic : If neither the mom or the child have a soy allergy there should be no problem. If the infant seems to be uncomfortable with feeding, has excessive gas or other gastrointestinal symptoms it may need to be removed from the diet. Soy protein is one that can trigger allergic symptoms in some people. ...Read more
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