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Dicynone Tablet And Breast Feeding
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
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
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
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
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
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
I am a breast feeding mother and I took a tablet of lonart anti malaria drug, will it affect my 5months old baby?
Is it safe to take Senna tablets during breast feeding? My baby is just one month old and Iam suffering from constipation due to pain killers....
Left breast feels bruised, female 28years old. Not on any tablets or contraceptive. Not breast feeding. What could be causing this dull ache? Thankyou
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
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
If mini pills are taken same time each day (not breast feeding), is it still less effective than combination pill or same in effectiveness?
Similar: If used correctly and consistently, the effectiveness of the minipill is the same as the combination pill. ...Read more
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
Maybe: Anything is possible but chances are very, very low. ...Read more
Hi. Since 2 years im taking Cerazette pill with breastfeeding. Now I stop breast feeding and still taking this pill but I see blood with it normal?
Cerazette: If you are bleeding see your doctor immediately. He will want to replace your medicine. ...Read more
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
Will taking the mini pill effect me while I'm taking flucloxacillin for mastitis and I'm still breast feeding?
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
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
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
I have like contraction pain and a push down to my vagina I'm breast feeding and I'm on my pill without break what can it be. Is it maybe pregnant?
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?
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
I'm on my pill and I'm breast feeding but since 10 days I have bad pain in my stomach and under like menstral cycle pain is it infection opregnant?
ABDOMINAL PAIN: Check for infection. I don' t think you are pregnant due to breast feeding. ...Read more
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
Hi my baby is 10 months old. I stated taking the contraceptive pill called Yaz is it safe during breast feeding? The doctor gave it. Think she forgot that I still breast feed her. Will it harm her in any way? Any bad effects on her?
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
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
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
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