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Can I take iron tablet ferfix-fa during breastfeeding.?

Can I take iron tablet ferfix-fa during breastfeeding.?

Taking iron tablet: Yes it is fine to take oral iron tablet during the period of time you are breast feeding. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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 I take iron supplements while breastfeeding?

Can I take iron supplements while breastfeeding?

Yes: You should definitely continue to take iron supplements while breastfeeding. Breast milk has tremendous nutritional and immunologic value for infants, but the iron content may be insufficient as the infant grows. To make sure that both your baby and you have adequate iron for health blood production, you should typically continue your prenatal vitamins while lactating. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take biotin 5000 mcg while breastfeeding? Coz my hair is falling out crazy even though I'm taking my prenatal and iron everyday...

Is it safe to take biotin 5000 mcg while breastfeeding? Coz my hair is falling out crazy even though I'm taking my prenatal and iron everyday...

Pregnancy hair loss: It is normal to hair shedding starting about 3-4 months after delivery. The shedding may be quite dramatic and scary, but it is just your hair returning to its regular state. Shedding stops after a few months. If shedding is severe, you may need to be tested for iron levels and thyroid function which can also cause hair shedding. ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding my daughter for 2years. I am a very petite person. Is it safe for me to take Enervon Multivitamins and Propan with Iron? Does any o

I am breastfeeding my daughter for 2years. I am a very petite person. Is it safe for me to take Enervon Multivitamins and Propan with Iron? Does any o

Do not take Propan: Multivitamins are safe, but Propan is not. It is a brand of Phenylpropanolamine, "associated with an increased risk of hemorrhagic stroke (bleeding into the brain or into tissue surrounding the brain) in women. Men may also be at risk. Although the risk of hemorrhagic stroke is low, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends that consumers not use any products"
containing it. ...Read more

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Will breastfeeding diminish my iron supply?

Will breastfeeding diminish my iron supply?

Yes: Yes, breastfeeding provides nutrition to the infant, including iron. If the mother isn't replacing the iron the infant is taking she will be at risk of becoming iron deficient. ...Read more

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Does added iron my own diet help my baby through my breastfeeding?

Does added iron my own diet help my baby through my breastfeeding?

Iron supplementation: No. Additional iron in your diet will not increase the iron content of your breast milk. The bioavailability of iron from breast milk is excellent and iron deficiency is almost never seen in exclusively or primarily breast fed infants. ...Read more

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Is stresstabs (considering each vitamin, minerals and iron amount)safe for breastfeeding?

Is stresstabs (considering each vitamin, minerals and iron amount)safe for breastfeeding?

Yes: StressTabs is fine, but a prenatal vitamin may be more appropriate. Talk to your obstetrician. ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat iron-fortified foods while breastfeeding?

Yes: During breastfeeding, your baby takes all sort of nutrition out of you body and iron is one of them. To keep your iron stores good for your baby and breastfeeding, it is good to eat iron fortified foods. ...Read more

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I get dizzy during my periods, days 1-7 dizzy off and on but mostly all day. My periods aren't heavy & I've been breastfeeding for 2 yrs. Iron is good?

I get dizzy during my periods, days 1-7 dizzy off and on but mostly all day. My periods aren't heavy & I've been breastfeeding for 2 yrs. Iron is good?

Vertigo: Chances are that you are dizzy most of the days perhaps less dizzy during non menstrual days. If this happens when you first get up from the bed in the morning or if you bend down and get up then it is vertigo. Try over-the-counter meclizine 25 mg three times a day. If it fails see a neurologist. ...Read more

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My baby is 17 month old and I breast feed him but his weight is 9.5 kg and he doesn't eat at all he has low vitamin d and iron is it worrying?

My baby is 17 month old and I breast feed him but his weight is 9.5 kg and he doesn't eat at all he has low vitamin d and iron is it worrying?

Yes: Your child certainly needs calory boost along with vitamin and iron supplement. I would suggest gradually wean from breast milk with introduction of toddler formula. Consult with pediatrician for further details. ...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?

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

Iron (Definition)

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Iron (Definition)

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