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Doctor insights on: Crawling Sensation On Skin While Breastfeeding

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Can skin-on-skin contact help with breastfeeding?

Can skin-on-skin contact help with breastfeeding?

Yes: Absolutely! It's one of the best things to do with a newborn to help with milk supply. The more time mom and baby spend together, the more opportunities to feed and therefore increase milk production. Plus, there are other benefits as well, like temperature regulation and the development of a sense of safety and security. Read more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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 rosehip oil safe to use on skin while breastfeeding?

Is rosehip oil safe to use on skin while breastfeeding?

General rule: In general, any lotion or oil you apply the your skin does not transfer meds inside your body that might be passed into breast milk. Read more

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Is there any chemicals breastfeeding mothers should avoid when choosing skin care products?

Is there any chemicals breastfeeding mothers should avoid when choosing skin care products?

YES, many...: Unfortunately there is absolutely no regulation of what companies can put into skin care products, and the chemicals in those products are absorbed into our bloodstreams and can wind up in breast milk. The list of common toxins is too numerous to list here so I advise you go to http://www. Ewg. Org/skindeep/, a fantastic resource for checking on the safety & toxicity of virtually all skin products. Read more

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What it the safety profile of phenoxyethanol as a preservative? Can I use skin care product containing phenoxyethanol if I am breastfeeding?

What it the safety profile of phenoxyethanol as a preservative? Can I use skin care product containing phenoxyethanol if I am breastfeeding?

It's probably ok: But how about you just get products that are totally safe? I love the environmental working group's website for finding safe products and for evaluating the safety of the ones you have. Here's the page for phenoxyethanol: http://www. Ewg. Org/skindeep/ingredient/704811/phenoxyethanol/. It says it is low to moderate in toxicity. Read more

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Breastfeeding twins 15 months, small graze 1 week ago on areola Now small patch on areola like shrivelled skin?

Breastfeeding twins 15 months, small graze 1 week ago on areola Now small patch on areola like shrivelled skin?

Irritation: You probably have small cut on your Breast and needs some some lanolin lotion to help with the healing process. Read more

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Is it ok for breastfeeding mothers to use skin care with beta carotene?

Is it ok for breastfeeding mothers to use skin care with beta carotene?

Safe: Beta-carotene is a precursor to vitamin a and is found in many foods. Skin care products contain small amounts of vitamin a- very little will be absorbed.
Here is a great resource about breastfeeding and medications- it is linked to the us national library of medicine
http://breastfeedingonline. Com/meds. Shtml#sthash. C24q1ffy. Dpbs. Read more

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Is iy safe to use nail hair and skin supplement during breastfeeding?

Is iy safe to use nail hair and skin supplement during breastfeeding?

No: During pregnancy it usually best to just stay on your prescribed prenatal vitamin. Otc supplements sometimes have contaminants in them that. (unless your supplement is from a company that tests its bulk materials and attests its purity) this holds true during breast feeding. Continuation of the prescribed prenatal is the safest approach for at least the first 6 months. Read more

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Can baby get sick if breastfeeding and there is a skin infection in mom?

Can baby get sick if breastfeeding and there is a skin infection in mom?

It depends: There are so many skin infections it is hard to make a blanket statement that covers every variation. It would depend on what the infection is from, how bad is it, where exactly on the breast is the infection, is the infection partly treated and no longer contagious because it is partly treated but the mom is not yet fully recovered. Best bet is to get the opinion of a breatfeeding friendly dr. Read more

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I'm a breastfeeding mom. When I look down at nursing baby I feel a sharp pain in neck that shots up the back of my head. What ciukd cause this?

I'm a breastfeeding mom. When I look down at nursing baby I feel a sharp pain in neck that shots up the back of my head. What ciukd cause this?

Irritated nerve?: If there is pain, tingling, numbness, or electrical sensations felt when a person moves her head or neck in a particular direction, she may be irritating or compressing a nerve coming out of the spinal cord. A neurologist or a physiatrist (physical medicine and rehabilitation) doctor can figure out the problem and start therapy. Sometimes neck x-rays and / or MRI are needed. Read more

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Is it safe to take the hair skin and nails gummy vitamins while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take the hair skin and nails gummy vitamins while breastfeeding?

Vitamins?: It is commonly recommended to continue on your prenatal vitamins the duration of breast feeding. I am unclear what vitamins are in the gummy vitamins but if they are multivitamins then they should be fine. Always consult with your doctor if you are ever unsure about something of this nature. Bring the bottles with you if all medications you child is taking at every visit. I hope this helps. Read more

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Can I take hair, skin & nail vitamins instead of prenatals while breastfeeding an 8 month old?

Can I take hair, skin & nail vitamins instead of prenatals while breastfeeding an 8 month old?

Probably yes: There is no known contraindication to its use fir breastfeeding mothers, as the side effect profile fir these would be similar to prenatal vitamins. Read more

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Is it safe to take nature s bounty hair skin and nails while I m breastfeeding instead of a prenatal vitamin?

Is it safe to take nature s bounty hair skin and nails while I m breastfeeding instead of a prenatal vitamin?

You should: You should ask your obstetrician because they want you to do certain things while you are pregnant. Read more