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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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Dr. James Lin
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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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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

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

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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 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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Could someone take green tea pills while breastfeeding?

Could someone take green tea pills while breastfeeding?

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

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Is it safe to take st johns wort pills while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take st johns wort pills while breastfeeding?

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

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I'm 4 months ppu I just healed three weeks ago I'm not breastfeeding can I take diet pills?

I'm 4 months ppu I just healed three weeks ago I'm not breastfeeding can I take diet pills?

NO: You should consult your doctor about safety of such mediations...there are many different kinds. I would question the need for the medications as appossed to proper diet and exercise. Hope this approach help you better in the long run, with no side effects. ...Read more

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Im breastfeeding but only at night because of my work, can I take a diet pills even if i breastfeed at night ?

Im breastfeeding but only at night because of my work, can I take a diet pills even if i breastfeed at night ?

No diet pills: I wouldn't. Diet pills can dehydrate you and in order to breast feed you should be drinking more fluids breast feeding alone may help you lose weight. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Levy
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Morning After Pill (Definition)

Emergency contraception is a method to prevent pregnancy in women who have had unprotected sex, or for whom a barrier method has failed (slipped condom, diaphragm, or cervical cap, or broken condom). Emergency contraception medicine is not the same ...Read more