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Can You Take B12 Vitamins While Breast Feeding
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
Overall the opinion: Is No you do not need to be taking Hair vitamins while you are lactating, though any harmful effects on the baby is not immediately known. It IS known that any vitamins you take while breastfeeding WILL be transferred to the baby, especially the fat soluble ones (ADEK). Most women grow hair faster while they are pregnant or lactating anyway as part of the natural effects of progesterone. ...Read more
Unknown: There is really no data on whether high doses of biotin are safe while you're breastfeeding. Because it is unknown, I would not recommend taking it unless the biotin was prescribed by your doctor. Most over the counter biotin supplements are not necessary as it is extremely rare to have a biotin deficiency. ...Read more
I am 5 days away from having a baby, what is a good diet plan to follow? And I will not be breast feeding so is there certain vitamins I should take?
I recommend a diet rich in organic fruits & veggies, nuts & seeds, esp. Green veggies that are rich in magnesium. Avoid GMO foods- see http://bit. Ly/19XAX7E
Continue your prenatal vit.
PLEASE consider breastfeeding- even only a few weeks protects your baby from many serious illnesses & has life-long health benefits- if you love your baby give it this irreplaceable gift! See
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Should be okay: .. as long as it is a naturally occurring vitamin that would normally exist in the body. If it is artificial, even without knowledge of the exact substance, I would recommend against putting in your body while you are breast-feeding your child. Just know that whatever you are trying to do to help yourself with these vitamins may very well end up working on the infant as well. ...Read more
Always tired. Really need vitamins to boost my Energy. I'm also breast feeding. What vitamins would be best to take?
Depends on you: The breast will prepare milk for baby by extracting nutrients from you, your bones/diet/etc. The prenatal vitamins actually protect you more than they do baby. If you want to be stooped over with osteoporosis in your golden years because of calcium & nutrient loss through breast feeding, skip them. Great grandma would have liked to avoid it if she could, you have a chance to. ...Read more
No problem: No problems. Good for lactating women.Get a more detailed answer ›
I am breast feeding and using formula for my 1 week old baby, do I still need to give her the vitamin K daily drop?
Vit D recommended:
I think you may be referring to Vit D supplementation rather than K.
This is a recommendation from the AAP and they do recommend that partially breast fed infants also receive Vitamin D.
"The AAP recommends that all infants and children, including adolescents, have a minimum daily intake of 400 IU of vitamin D beginning soon after birth. Exclusively and partially breastfed babies should also. ; ...Read more
Is it safe take omnitrition drops and the vitamins that come with the program while breastfeeding a 12 month old that prefers breast milk over food?
What foods help produce more breast milk for breastfeeding or is there any vitamins that help produce more breast milk?
Probably safe: Levocarnitine and acetyl-l-carnitine (acetlycarnitine) are normal components of human milk that are required for fat metabolism. It appears unlikely that maternal levocarnitine supplements during nursing would be harmful to the infant, but until more data are available, it is probably best to avoid levocarnitine. Any doubts about any chemicals: http://toxnet. Nlm. Nih. Gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen? LACT ...Read more
Yes, you can: You can use hormone methods like the progestin-only mini-pill or the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. You can also use low-dose estrogen-progesterone birth control pills 4-6 weeks after delivery. Another option: barrier methods like the condom, diaphragm and cervical cap. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Best to be safe; NO: There are no data on the excretion of fexofenadine into human milk. Pseudoephedrine is excreted into human milk. There are no reports of adverse effects in infants who were exposed to Pseudoephedrine in breast milk. The american academy of pediatrics considers Pseudoephedrine to be compatible with breast-feeding, but Allegra has insufficient studies to prove/disprove safety. Recommend against. ...Read more
No you can not take all natural substances as some are harmful and some are beneficial. Remember that what you take into your body may end up in your breast milk.
You have to check out each and every supplement. ...Read more
How much solid and liquid food does a 11 month old breast feeding baby on an average takes per day. My baby is very lean?
Calories: Most babies by one year have tripled their birth weight. That is your goal. Calorie wise a one year old of average weight is eating about 1000 calories per day. This comes as 3-4 solid meals a day and 3-4 bottles of formula. At one year babies can switch to regular milk if they are growing. If your baby is less in weight or calories continue formula. See your doctor for further advice. ...Read more
Just had a baby 7/10/14, breast feeding partially, had unprotected sex 7/20/14, "pull out method". Can and should I take Plan B?
Unlikely: It's unlikely you ovulated just a week after delivery and if you are breast feeding. ...Read more
Can I take daflon 500 mg for acute heamoroihds attack while breast feeding? What dr to consult in case of heamoroihds or anal fissure?
Ask Baby's doctor: Really you should ask your baby's doctor the pediatrician or family medicine doctor which medications are safe while breast feeding. As far as hemorrhoids and anal fissure you should see a surgeon, GI specialist or proctologist. They will be able to examine you and find what treatment is best for you (and your baby). ...Read more
Can you tell me how much time do the breasts take normally to get back to their pre-pregnancy size after one's stopped breast feeding?
Never the same.: After you have finished nursing completely, it doesn't take all that long for your breasts to decrease in size, maybe 1-2 months. However your breasts do usually lose about a cup size after you have breast fed. ...Read more
I am currently breast feeding, I want to have 2 or 3 beers, how long does it take for alcohol to disappear from milk till next nursing?
Difficult issue: The alcohol actually transfers into breast milk as it is made and does not necessarily disappear before consumption. The rule of 1 hour/drink has been offered as enough to diminish transfer. Alcohol in any form decreases prolactin production and this can drop milk supply. It can sedate baby and will alter the taste of the milk. See: hale, t "medications and mothers milk" 15ed, 2012. ...Read more
I stop breast feeding yesterday, I was wondering how long it takes the breast milk to dry up. My breast hurt it makes it hard to sleep.?
Chill out?: Use cool compresses to your breasts for 20-30 minutes at a time several times a day. This method should dry you up in 2-3 days. ...Read more
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