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Chills And Fever Breastfeeding
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
One year old son has herpangina. His fever 104.0 gave him Tylenol. What can I do? Im breastfeeding him. What can I do to make him better?
Poor baby!: Poor baby! This is a common viral infection, but can cause a painful sore throat for little ones. Keep breastfeeding him through the illness, it will provide comfort as well as protective antibodies. You can add in Ibuprofen to assist with pain. It also lasts longer than tylenol. If we weighs around 22 pounds then he can have a teaspoon. You can give every six hours as needed for pain. ...Read more
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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