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Doctor insights on: Constipation During Breastfeeding

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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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Is milk thistle safe during pregnancy?

Is milk thistle safe during pregnancy?

Milk thistle: The fewer meds you take during pregnancy (other than required prescription meds and prenatal vitamins) the better. Same goes for supplements; medical literature advises against milk thistle in hormone sensitive conditions; since maintaining a pregnancy depends on hormones, i'd advise not to use it. Beyond that there are insufficient data to aid a decision. ...Read more

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Can taking austrolax medicine safe for constipation during pregnancy?

Can taking austrolax medicine safe for constipation during pregnancy?

Be cautious!: Austrolax derives from india. It's advertised contents include: bael 0.5gm, isabgol 1.6gm, senna 0.6gm, amla 0.6gm. Binders, flavors, colors and preservatives. Do you trust your unborn baby's health to this product? As with any medication taken during pregnancy, i'd be very cautious. Instead i urge you to discuss safe and doctor-approved options with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Is drinking milk tea safe during pregnant?

Is drinking milk tea safe during pregnant?

Moderation.: Try to avoid or moderate caffeine use in pregnancy. Watch for calories adding up w milk tea. ...Read more

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Is drinking senna tea safe during pregnancy?

Is drinking senna tea safe during pregnancy?

Senna: Medline plus indicates that senna is "possibly safe" during pregnancy when used briefly, in small doses. However, it considers the herb to be "possibly unsafe" in large doses or for an extended period of time. The american pregnancy association specifically advises against stimulant laxatives during pregnancy, noting that they can cause contractions in the uterus. Senna can also lead to dehydratio. ...Read more

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Is senokot (senna) laxatives safe during pregnancy?

Is senokot (senna) laxatives safe during pregnancy?

Yes: But any meds you may want to take , you should ask your OB as your OB may want you to use something else. ...Read more

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Is Flagyl ok during breastfeeding?

Is Flagyl ok during breastfeeding?

Should be OK..: It is a categoryb medication and so should be ok..Still, small amount of this medicine is excreted in the milk so baby will be exposed, but should be ok because brief exposure has no real detrimental effect. If you have vaginal infection, a vaginal suppository is an option which has even less/minimal absorption into mom...Thus even less will be in the milk for baby..Good luck. ...Read more

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Newborn had only 2 bowel movements. Taking simethicone after feedings. Lots of gas, fussiness, crying. Supplementing breast milk with similac.

Newborn had only 2 bowel movements. Taking simethicone after feedings. Lots of gas, fussiness,  crying.  Supplementing breast milk with similac.

Fussiness: Breast fe babies can have a stool with each feeding, once a, day or can go as pong as a week without having one. They maybet fussy as the week progresses. Try burping your infant frequently If he seems to be constipated you may give him formula with 1-2 tablespoons with dark Karo syrup ...Read more

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Is eating plums during pregnancy okay?

Is eating plums during pregnancy okay?

Plums are a : Healthy food you can eat during pregnancy. However, plum juice can have a higher sugar content then plums - so use should be judicious. ...Read more

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Can drink fiber during pregnancy?

Can drink fiber during pregnancy?

Yes,as much as usual: An ideal amount of soluble fiber to eat per day is 25-30 gm, mostly soluble, per day; ideal amount of water is 6-8 glasses daily; optimal exercise is 30 minutes equivalent of rapid walk 4 times per week. Nothing changes during pregnancy, actually it becomes even more important to avoid that dreaded miserable constipation of pregnancy, made worse by enlargening uterus and iron. Walk, water, fiber. ...Read more

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Is soy milk ok to drink during pregnancy?

Yes: Soy milk is fine. Like any substance, it should not be consumed to excess. ...Read more

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Is prune juice safe to drink during pregnancy.

Is prune juice safe to drink during pregnancy.

Depends: If you are constipated, it should help you have a bowel movement. If you have too many bowel movements, that may not be so great. So, depends what you are using it for? As with anything, less is more. So if you don't need to use it, then not to worry. If you do, then proceed using a little to see it's effects on you. One good thing is that is is a natural food. Just don't overdo! ...Read more

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Does mother's constipation affect breastfed baby?

Does mother's constipation affect breastfed baby?

Constipation: It is possible for something that causes constipation for the mother to also cause constipation in the baby. A reaction to a food, for example. Increase your hydration. ...Read more

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Hydrochlorothiazide safety during breastfeeding?when pass in milk can cause sulpha allergy to baby?

Hydrochlorothiazide safety during breastfeeding?when pass in milk can cause sulpha allergy to baby?

Good question: The American Academy of Pediatrics states that it is safe to breastfeed while on Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ), (compatible with nursing). As for it to sensitize the infant to sulpha drugs later on, unlikely, as even patients who are allergic to supha antibiotics can still receive diuretics as furosemide (lasix) and HCTZ, (hydrochlorothiazide) wish you and your child wellness ...Read more

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Dr. Troy Reyna
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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

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