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Hi, I used one tablet of mefnamic acid while breast feeding, is it harmful to my two months baby?

Hi, I used one tablet of mefnamic acid while breast feeding, is it harmful to my two months baby?

Mefenamic Acid: There is little published studies with Mefenamic Acid (NSAD) during breast feeding and it is potential toxic, other agents may be preferred, especially if nursing a preterm baby or a newborn ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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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I'm going back to work and want to continue breast feeding baby on formula as well can I take fenugreek tablets how safe is it?

I'm going back to work and want to continue breast feeding baby on formula as well can I take fenugreek tablets how safe is it?

Fenugreek: Even though fenugreek is generally considered safe, there is no good evidence beyond anecdotal that it increases breast milk production (assuming that's the reason you're taking it). Would suggest discussing w/ your baby's Pediatrician. ...Read more

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Can I take ducolax laxative tablets if I am breast feeding?

Can I take ducolax laxative tablets if I am breast feeding?

Yes: The active ingredient in ducolax is poorly absorbed from the gut and reaches negligible levels in the blood or breast milk. There are no known ill effects on breast feeding infants. See:medications and mothers milk, hale, 2010. ...Read more

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What blood pressure tablets can one take when breast feeding?

What blood pressure tablets can one take when breast feeding?

Probably safe: No medication can be recommended to be 100 percent safe. Some of the betablockers, calcium channel blockers and thiazides would be considered to be probably safe. Best would be to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Will breast feeding mother consuming iron and calcium tablets go to the infant through feeding?

Will breast feeding mother consuming iron and calcium tablets go to the infant through feeding?

Not exactly: Breastmilk is notoriously low in iron, even if you take supplements. Similarly, although breastmilk is usually hight in calcium, the concentration of calcium in breastmilk is not really related to your calcium consumption. A nursing mother should have adequate intake of these nutrients to maintain her own stores, not to affect the milk's composition. ...Read more

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Dr. I take centrum advance multivitamin tablet is written on this product is not suitable for pregnant/breast feeding women, am not pregnant is it ok?

Dr. I take centrum advance multivitamin tablet is written on this product is not suitable for pregnant/breast feeding women, am not pregnant is it ok?

Yes: This company makes a similar product with several formulations meant to target specific populations. They have a formulation under a similar name that is designed for pregnancy/breastfeeding and want you to use that one in that situation. Some people get confused about vitamins and this note is not an indication that the vitamin is not helpful. ...Read more

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I am a breast feeding mother and I took a tablet of lonart anti malaria drug, will it affect my 5months old baby?

I am a breast feeding mother and I took a tablet of lonart anti malaria drug, will it affect my 5months old baby?

Possibly: Lonart is contraindicated with breastfeeding. In fact due to its long half life it is recommended that breastfeeding not resume until a week after finished taking the medication. ...Read more

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Left breast feels bruised, female 28years old. Not on any tablets or contraceptive. Not breast feeding. What could be causing this dull ache? Thankyou

Left breast feels bruised, female 28years old. Not on any tablets or contraceptive. Not breast feeding. What could be causing this dull ache? Thankyou

Mastalgia: Breast pain or mastalgia is usually described as a dull ache. It can be cyclical and a response to hormonal changes or non cyclical and without known cause.
When in doubt, a good breast exam can be reassuring. Hormonal pain tends to be both sides and on the outer aspect, not associated with lumps or cysts, and lasts about 5-7 days a month. ...Read more

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I'm breast feeding & want to know if I take my Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) in the a.M. How many hrs do I have to wait b4 nursing again? Not XR its the salts (tablets)

I'm breast feeding & want to know if I take my Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) in the a.M. How many hrs do I have to wait b4 nursing again? Not XR its the salts (tablets)

Not a timing issue: Milk is being made continuously and exposure to Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) will show up in the milk, most within the first 8 hours after consumption. At theraputic (prescribed) amounts it is considered relatively safe. Caution is advised for infants sensitive to the drug showing hyper irritability, insomnia & reduced weight gain. Any overuse should be met with a 24hrs of pump/dump period before resuming med. ...Read more

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How long I can still take cerrazette pill (opp suitable for breast feeding mothers) and now I stopped breast feeding 3months ago?

Minipill use: It is preferred if you use a Progesterone only minipill for contraception that you are breast feeding every 2-4 hours to maintain its effectiveness. If not, then switch to a combination ocp for best protection frm pregnancy if you are able to use this. If you cannot use a combination ocp, then the Progesterone only pill is ok combined with backup contraception such as condoms. ...Read more

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I am breast feeding my 3 month old and I just starter my first month on the mini pill (microlut). I stopped for a week and had un protector sex twice, ?

Wait and watch: While breast feeding a baby, you are less likely to get pregnant and you stopped the contraceptive pills only a week back. You are most unlikely to conceive. To have piece of mind, consult your doctor. Good luck ...Read more

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Will taking the mini pill effect me while I'm taking flucloxacillin for mastitis and I'm still breast feeding?

Will taking the mini pill effect me while I'm taking flucloxacillin for mastitis and I'm still breast feeding?

No: Sometimes taking a contraceptive with an oral contraceptive may decrease the effectiveness of the pill. However since you are still breast feeding thisay also provide some additive contraceptive effect ...Read more

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I'm on the mini pill & breast feeding is it normal to get a period your end of the first week of the b.C pills?

I'm on the mini pill & breast feeding is it normal to get a period your end of the first week of the b.C pills?

Yes, very common: Irregular periods prolonged periods and even no period at all, are common when you are breast feeding and common when you are on the mini-pill. Put the two together and it can be even more unpredictable. Heavy bleeding (soaking pads every 1 or 2 hours) is not normal and you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Is there a safe birth control pill while breast feeding?

Is there a safe birth control pill while breast feeding?

Yes: Birth control pills do not affect the quality of breast milk. However, they can diminish breast milk production. Progestin only methods like the minipill, Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) injections, implants, and iuds do not affect breast milk production as much and may be a better option for you if you are breastfeeding. Discuss all options with your doctor. ...Read more

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I stopped breast feeding. When do I start birth control pill?

I stopped breast feeding. When do I start birth control pill?

Birth control: Asap, unless you want to et pregnant. Remember to use a secondary form of birth control that 1st month, because it won't be 100% effective. You can wit till the sunday after your next period, but then you need 2 forms if birth control till then, or abstinence. ...Read more

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I had my period almost two weeks ago and now I'm spotting. I had a baby 177 days (5mo4wks) ago and I take "mini" pill and I'm breast feeding. Normal?

I had my period almost two weeks ago and now I'm spotting. I had a baby 177 days (5mo4wks) ago and I take "mini" pill and I'm breast feeding. Normal?

Breakthru bleeding: Between periods, and other type of menstrual irregularity, is very common with the "mini" pill and should not be reason for concern. This may change as you continue to take the mini pill. It is important to be as consistent as possible in taking the mini pill at the same time every day to ensure maximum protection from pregnancy. ...Read more

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My baby is 8 months old and I still haven't gotten my period again. Stopped breast feeding at 4 months. On mini pill. Not pregnant. Is this normal?

My baby is 8 months old and I still haven't gotten my period again. Stopped breast feeding at 4 months. On mini pill. Not pregnant. Is this normal?

Probably so: When it comes to variation in menses following child birth, there are many variations, including the one you describe. The main thing here is that you rule out pregnancy, as you are more fertile during this time. ...Read more

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How do you start birth control after pregnancy? Breast feeding & got the mini pill, but II heard that women sometimes don't start period so soon.

How do you start birth control after pregnancy? Breast feeding & got the mini pill, but II heard that women sometimes don't start period so soon.

Can start right now: It is safe to start birth control right away after a pregnancy - you don't have to wait for a period. Just start with the first pill in the pack, and it will regulate your cycle. Remember, with the mini pill, it is important to take your pill around the same time every day, and to switch to stronger birth control when you stop nursing/pumping, or slow down to nursing/pumping only twice a day. ...Read more

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I am on my 3rd day of taking a progesterone only birth control pill because I'm breast feeding. Is menstural cramping, no bleeding, normal this early?

I am on my 3rd day of taking a progesterone only birth control pill because I'm breast feeding. Is menstural cramping, no bleeding, normal this early?

Cramping.....: ......Can result from the pill, uterine iinfection, or other gyn issues. See your doctor if symptoms worsen or persist. ...Read more

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Why is breast feeding beneficial?

Why is breast feeding beneficial?

Breast milk: Because it has all the natural ingredients and antibody protection that a healthy infant requires to be able to thrive. ...Read more

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What should I eat while breast feeding?

What should I eat while breast feeding?

A balanced diet: Be sure to consume enough fluids that you end up peeing at least 4x daily. Eat a balanced diet and avoid things that you find irritate baby. Things that make you gassy will likely do the same for baby. Avoid experimenting with spicy or hot foods and please don't try to restrict your calories. If you eat your pre-pregnancy needs some weight will come off naturally with breast feeding. ...Read more

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Any foods to avoid while breast feeding?

Any foods to avoid while breast feeding?

No RAW meat/fish: Besides raw meat/fish (n minimize processed meats/cold-cuts), you should be eating a healthy, well balanced diet, and regular exercises just like everyone else should. You may need a bit more iron/calcium/folic acid which are provided in your prenatal vitamins. Consume about 500+ calories/day extra, to make milk for baby. Congrats on the new baby--a miracle of life. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are beans bad while breast feeding?

Are beans bad while breast feeding?

Staple food group: Beans are a good source of nutrition and part of a balanced diet. If they make you gassy they can make baby gassy but I don't think that is a valid reason to avoid them. ...Read more

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Can I take Azo while breast feeding?

Can I take Azo while breast feeding?

AZO…: Is a company that makes a variety of medications for urinary tract infections, yeast, pms, etc. Please specifiy to which product you are referring. ...Read more

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Am breast feeding and losing weight?

Am breast feeding and losing weight?

BF Weight loss: It takes a lot if calories to support breast feeding, at least 300-500kcal extra per day. If you are underweight for you height, perhaps even more calories are necessary. Work with your gyn or lactation consultant to determine adequate calories per day needed. May need to check thyroid and blood sugar to rule out metabolic cause of weight loss. ...Read more

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Arnica safe to use while breast feeding?

NOT SAFE: This is a homeopathic med made from the Arnica flower used as a multi-purpose treatment topically, reported to have antibiotic properties, also taken by mouth. Be aware these types of products typically contain unreliable amounts of stated ingredient & have an unproven safety/effectiveness profile. Arnica is NOT safe in pregnancy or breastfeeding. See your doctor for safe treatment if you are ill. ...Read more

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What to avoid while breast feeding baby?

See below: Smoking, use of illicit drugs, and heavy drinking should be avoided. Consult either your doctor or pediatrician before you take any medication. ...Read more