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Diuretic (Definition)

By strict definition, a diuretic is any medicine causing increased urination. More practically, a diuretic is a medicine causing the kidney to secrete excess fluid by blocking the re-absorption of either water itself or electrolytes like sodium (primarily), potassium, chloride and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). These medicines are effective treatments for many disorders including ...Read more


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Can I take water pill while breastfeeding?

+/-: Hydrochlorothiazide is considered to be probably safe for lactating women/babies. The safety of Furosemide is unknown. Perhaps some obs will also answer your question (i'm a cardiologist). ...Read more

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Is it safe to take water pill while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take water pill while breastfeeding?

Depends on which one: Hydrochlorothiazide, triamterene, & Amiloride do not cause birth defects per some studies. Older studies raised concerns that thiazide diuretics might cause thrombocytopenia, but subsequent studies have shown that there is no decrease in platelets. Altho diuretics do affect the plasma volume expansion of normal pregnancy, this has not been correlated with a negative effect on fetal growth. [nih]. ...Read more

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I'm 4mo pp and sex is SO painful! We use lube (water based) to try to help but it doesn't is there anything I can do?? Breastfeeding and on mini pill

I'm 4mo pp and sex is SO painful! We use lube (water based) to try to help but it doesn't is there anything I can do?? Breastfeeding and on mini pill

Dyspareunia: Means difficult or painful intercourse, can happen after giving birth, especially vaginal birth, or even without, can be superficial or deep, can be related to painful scar or to infection, at any rate you need to be examined, please see your doctor or gynecologist, goodluck ...Read more

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I take high fibre but drink little water. Can the diet of breastfeeding mothers cause their infants to constipated?

I take high fibre but drink little water. Can the diet of breastfeeding mothers cause their infants to constipated?

Breast fed babies: No, breast fed babies can have a stool with each feeding, once a day or can go as long as a week without stooling. This is all very normal for breast fed babies. In fact their stool is usually on the watery side. ...Read more

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My son (1year) after moving to UK stop drinking water, even a sip. Back in my country he used to take water. He regularly get breastfeeding. What to do?

My son (1year) after moving to UK stop drinking water, even a sip. Back in my country he used to take water. He regularly get breastfeeding. What to do?

Breast Fluids: It sounds as if he has had a change in his routine with this recent move. Is he still having his usual wet diapers? If so, he is likely just getting plenty of fluids out of his milk from the breast. Once you get settled, start again with a cup in a high chair with a little meal. Weaning is a choice between baby and mommy, but World Health Organization recommends nursing up to age 2. ...Read more

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We moved Uk December with my 1 year son. After coming here he doesn't drink water, even a sip. And still he has no sign of teeth. He takes breastfeeding?

We moved Uk December with my 1 year son. After coming here he doesn't drink water, even a sip. And still he has no sign of teeth. He takes breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding is: Fine the first year. At a year, offer your child up to 16-21 oz./day of milk & milk products. Give milk in open-mouth cups at mealtimes only. Offer water from a cup between meals for thirst. It's mom's choice whether to continue nursing. It becomes harder for a baby to give it up after 14 mos. The American Academy of Pediatrics book " Guide to Your Child's Nutrition" is available on Amazon. Com. ...Read more

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I want to know the safest diuretic during breastfeeding, have edema and want to know what is really safe?

I want to know the safest diuretic during breastfeeding, have edema and want to know what is really safe?

Best diuretic in pg: 30 from DK asks safest diuretic when breastfeeding I have edema. No diuretic is 100% safe in breast feeding as they have never been formally tested for safety in pregnancy. Almost certainly your edema is caused by eating more salt than you can get rid of. Or something else. First find out cause of edema. Then you will know how to treat it. How 2 know if 2 much salt n diet? Cut down Na & observe. ...Read more

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Dandelion root organic capsules safety during breastfeeding? And maximum dose? As an alternative mild diuretic

Dandelion root organic capsules safety during breastfeeding? And maximum dose? As an alternative mild diuretic

Herbs not safe: I personally do not recommend Orc, herbs etc during pregnancy. Don't know how safe they are ...Read more

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Have a 5 months baby, still having edema, is there any safe diuretic during breastfeeding?

Please consult your: Doctor, don't take medicines on your own, you better get examined before prescribing any medication which you might not need regardless whether it is safe while breastfeeding, good luck ...Read more

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Dandelion capsules 500 mg as mild diuretic alternative safety during breastfeeding not pregnancy? Maximum safe dose?

Dandelion capsules 500 mg as mild diuretic alternative safety during breastfeeding not pregnancy? Maximum safe dose?

Better not use it: Although it's an herb, it is still a medicine, safety isn't established in pregnancy or during breastfeeding. It still interacts with other medicines. If you really need a water pill for a medical reason, why not ask your doctor about it. Please don't self medicate, check this link for more information, wish you and your baby wellness,
http://www. Webmd. Com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-706-dandelion. Aspx? Activeingredientid=706& ...Read more

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How much water should I drink if im breastfeeding?

How much water should I drink if im breastfeeding?

How much can U drink: You should probably drink about twice as much as normal. You will dispense and use more fluids producing breast milk. I would suggest at least 64-80 oz. Make sure you are eating well too.
Good luck and congratulations of accepting the challenge of providing the best nutrition for your child. ...Read more

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I'm breastfeeding 3 months baby. My weight is 175 lbs. How much water shall I have per day?

Enough to pee: As long as both you & baby are getting enough fluids that you need to urinate every 6 hours (baby usually every 4) then evrybodies doing fine. You get fluid value out of some foods so counting drinks is not helpful. ...Read more

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Is drinking bottled water while breastfeeding harmful to baby. I heard it contains chemicals.?

Is drinking bottled water while breastfeeding harmful to baby. I heard it contains chemicals.?

Follows FDA standard: The bottled water you find locally may have a trace minerals based on the source. The source is regulated & inspected by the state and the bottled product must meet state & fda safety standards. These are similar to or stricter than local tap water standards. The supplier should be able to provide u with a list of trace contaminents. I don't see it as a problem. Its likely safer than most tap water. ...Read more

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My baby is breastfeeding and drinking formula can I still give her water?

My baby is breastfeeding and drinking formula can I still give her water?

It depends: It depends on what age. You don't need to introduce water into your infants diet until you introduce the sippy cup and you definitely don't need to give water before 6 months of age. You want to make sure the infant gets all the nutrition he or she can by drinking only breast milk or formula and not filling up on empty calories with water. ...Read more

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Is it okay to give a 3 month old baby water if he's exclusive breastfeeding? Or should I not even bother

Is it okay to give a 3 month old baby water if he's exclusive breastfeeding? Or should I not even bother

Ok but not necessary: It is not necessary, if he is exclusively breast feeding. If you would like to, u can give him 4 ounces per day. ...Read more

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Must my 6m old drink water if he's breastfeeding?

Must my 6m old drink water if he's breastfeeding?

Not necessarily: Breast milk is a good total nutrition for babies for the first year or more. While offering water might be a way to share the joy of baby with family, babies have no specific need for supplemental water. ...Read more

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Can I give a water to 5weeks old newborn who is breastfeeding? He has mild diarhhea and I am afraid of dehydration

Can I give a water to 5weeks old newborn who is breastfeeding? He has mild diarhhea and I am afraid of dehydration

Yes, but: Mild diarrhea is often responsive to just breast milk. If baby is wetting diapers at least every 6 hours and eager at feedings dehydration is unlikely to set in. Pedialyte or similar rehydration supplement would better than water alone if you choose to go that route. ...Read more

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My friend has delivered baby 5 mnths ago. She is breastfeeding and has not cycle since delivery. She has pain and severe water retention. Why? What to do?

My friend has delivered baby 5 mnths ago. She is breastfeeding and has not cycle since delivery. She has pain and severe water retention. Why? What to do?

See gyn-doc and. ..: For the described scenario, you should see PCP or gyn-doc & nephrologist as soon as possible. Online inquiry would not suffice to help your current urgent concern. Don't wait! ...Read more

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How many glasses of water should a breastfeeding mother drink?

How many glasses of water should a breastfeeding mother drink?

5-8 glasses: Most sources recommend at least 5-8 glasses of water/day, sometimes more if baby is growing rapidly of you have twins. One can also get extra fluid from soups, jello, juice, milk, etc.. ...Read more

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I bought 3, 4 books on breastfeeding and how to produce more milk with nutrition and drinking water + milk. I hope to b/f for2+ yrs, does diet help?

Kind of...: The absolute best way to make milk is to breastfeed exclusively! As a doctor AND a mom, I can tell you that breastfeeding is supply and demand. Some days you will feel like you breastfeed nonstop, then others it will be sporadic. Lots of fluids will help keep you hydrated to allow your body to keep producing, so water is a must! Drinking milk will not help you make more milk, breastfeeding will! ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding a 3 month old. I had three 5% beers, waited for 3 hours and then had three 16oz bottles of water, muffin, a roll and chicken. Is it now safe to breastfeed?

I am breastfeeding a 3 month old. I had three 5% beers, waited for 3 hours and then had three 16oz bottles of water, muffin, a roll and chicken. Is it now safe to breastfeed?

How often: How often do you do this? If you question your behavior you might have a serious issue to confront. Frequent behavior like this might make you want to consider getting some help if this is a regular thing for you. Alcohol getting into your milk may affect your baby's development. Here's an article http://pubs. Niaaa. Nih. Gov/publications/arh25-3/230-234.Htm. ...Read more

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Could my UTI of 2 weeks not go away because I'm breastfeeding? My uti never last this long. Not taking any meds. Drinking plenty water & cranbr juice.

Could my UTI of 2 weeks not go away because I'm breastfeeding? My uti never last this long. Not taking any meds. Drinking plenty water & cranbr juice.

Maybe/not: We know now that cranberry juice does have chemical agents which interfere with the ability of e.coli to thrive in the bladder. We also know that not all burning during urination is due to a UTI. The fact is you may or may not have or have had a UTI and the symptoms may persist because you are not treating it. Proper evaluation & exclusion of this or other possibilities would be a wise choice. ...Read more

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Is it true that if you are breastfeeding the milk that comes from your right breast is water and the other is the food that you ate?

Is it true that if you are breastfeeding the milk that comes from your right breast is water and the other is the food that you ate?

No: Both of your breasts contain milk that have basically the same composition/balance of water, proteins, fats, and nutrients. Your breastmilk is composed of 80-90% water. ...Read more

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Hi I've been drinking water with ACV and lemon everyday and exercising and breastfeeding and still I'm not loosing weight why is this I'm overweight?

Hi I've been drinking water with ACV and lemon everyday and exercising and breastfeeding and still I'm not loosing weight why is this I'm overweight?

Simple answer: You are eating for two, but to lose weight you need to eat only what is needed to maintain your pre-pregnancy weight. You may need help from a nutritionist to decide on a diet proper fro BF and your needs, but BF alone should burn off enough calories you could loose a pound every week or two. ...Read more

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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