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Can You Take The Day 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I just had a baby 2 months ago and im loosing a lot of weight. What can I do to gain weight while breastfeeding? I tried eating more calories per day but it don't work.Ppcan i take any pills or shakes to gain weight if im breastfeeding? Please help i wan
You : You need to increase your overall calorie count and the protein you are taking. I would not recommend pills or special shakes as the ingredients might not be approved for breastfeeding. Regular milkshakes would be fine. Try to increase the amount of red meat, dairy products, and healthy foods in your diet. If your weight continues to decrease please have a medical evaluation to be sure you don't have a condition that is causing your weight loss. ...Read more
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
Be careful: Green tea itself may be safe in small amounts but pill formulations contain combinations of substances & you would have to study each formulation to determine what the ingredients may do. Green tea (camellia sinensis) contains caffeine, polyphenols, & tannins. Fussiness, jitteriness & poor sleep patterns have been reported in the infants of mothers with very high caffeine intakes. ...Read more
Should be okay...: Among the infants nursed by mothers taking st. John’s wort, there were reports of adverse events, including colic, drowsines, & lethargy. Some reports in animals suggest that st. John’s wort may reduce milk production. The jury is still out and most experts would allow breastfeeding while taking st. Johns wort with close monitoring for the above issues. ...Read more
Im breastfeeding but only at night because of my work, can I take a diet pills even if i breastfeed at night ?
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