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I have cold chills and then i get hot and I have a fever, a sever headache and i feel light headed all at once I use to breastfeed.

I have cold chills and then i get hot and I have a fever, a sever headache and i feel light headed all at once I use to breastfeed.

You : You need to be medically evaluated. Chills, fever, headache and light-headedness are consistent with infection, either viral or bacterial, and you need a complete medical evaluation of your symptoms to determine the cause. Try to check your temperature and see what it is. If you have fever, vomiting, shortness of breath, or rash, then you need to go to the emergency room. ...Read more

Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
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Chills (Definition)

Chills may occur at the beginning of an infection and are usually associated with a fever. Chills are caused by rapid muscle contraction and relaxation, and are the body's way of generating heat when it feels that it is cold. Chills often predict the coming of a fever, or an increase in ...Read more


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Do womens fever run higher when breastfeeding?

Do womens fever run higher when breastfeeding?

No truth to that: No there is no truth to that and there is no evidence to support this. ...Read more

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If I have a fever and am breastfeeding, how long am i contagious?

If I have a fever and am breastfeeding, how long am i contagious?

Depends on cause: Fevers caused by infectious diseases are usually contagious 24 hours after the end of fever, or 24 hours after the start of antibiotics if caused by a bacterial infection. However, not all fever is caused by infections. You can have other reasons for running a fever such as autoimmune diseases. And an illness doesn't mean you need to stop breastfeeding - it can protect your baby to breast feed. ...Read more

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What if I have a fever while breastfeeding?

What if I have a fever while breastfeeding?

Many possibilities: It would be helpful, if not essential, to know the source of the fever before responding to your question. Also, do you have any other symptoms? As a general rule, if this is a viral infection, you have probably passed it on to the baby before the fever started. If due to something else, would have to know what. ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding my 1mnth old baby and i had a fever now.Wil my baby get fever too?

I am breastfeeding my 1mnth old baby and i had a fever now.Wil my baby get fever too?

Should not: Its important to know why you have a fever. Some infections may be transmitted by breast milk but many times, breast milk contains the antibodies that moms are producing to kill the infecting agent and they are being transferred and to a point, protecting the baby. However keep in mind that If your one month old gets sick, regardless of having a fever, he needs to be seen urgently by a doctor. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding for 7weeks now, very sore&getting fevers@night time.3nights in a row.Would the two be related?

Breastfeeding for 7weeks now, very sore&getting fevers@night time.3nights in a row.Would the two be related?

Yes: You may have lactational mastitis, an infection of your breast that can occur during breastfeeding. This may require antibiotics for resolution is there one part of your breast that is firm? If so, you may have an abscess. Would recommend you go to either your gynecologist or a breast surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I was drinking and breastfeeding at the same time to my 23 w baby is this going to affect her in anyway , and now she running fever what can I do ?

I was drinking and breastfeeding at the same time to my 23 w baby is this going to affect her in anyway , and now she running fever what can I do ?

Breastfeed alcohol: If your 23 week infant is running a fever and there is no obvious cause then contact your pediatrician asap. As far as alcohol and breastfeeding, there is the possibility that the baby could appear lethargic since alcohol is a depressant. It also depends upon the amount of alcohol that you may be consuming. If it all costs i would refrain from excessive alcohol intake while breast feeding. ...Read more

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Hi. My wife is breastfeeding. Is it safe for her her to take Ibuprofen when she has a fever? Thank you.

Hi. My wife is breastfeeding. Is it safe for her her to take Ibuprofen when she has a fever? Thank you.

Ibuprofen: levels in breast milk are exceedingly low, and this medication is frequently prescribed for pain or fever relief in nursing mothers. Acetominophen (Tylenol) is another option. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more