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Breast redness while breastfeeding?

Breast redness while breastfeeding?

Check LATCH: It could be that your baby has an incorrect latch or his/her mouth is not open wide enough when feeding. See a lactation consultant or pediatrician to evaluate both the latch and your breast. ...Read more

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Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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Clear nipple discharge during intercourse. Not breastfeeding. Not pregnant?

Clear nipple discharge during intercourse. Not breastfeeding. Not pregnant?

Need investigation: Most likely you are young ( age is important in assessment breast diseases ) malignancy is not the first one to think other benign causes ., clear discharge is most common cause benign fibrocystic disease , need examination radiological investigation , blood investigation ( prolactin level ) see your doctor first ...Read more

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Is Azo yeast safe while breast feeding?

Is Azo yeast safe while breast feeding?

Azo yeast: Azo yeast contains boneset (eupatorium perfoliatum), mistletoe leaf (viscum album) ; lactobacillus sporogenes. The product site states “pregnant ; breastfeeding women are advised to consult their doctor.” it does not appear to be well studied. Unless your physician is familiar w this product ; can clear it’s use – would not recommend taking while pregnant or breast feeding. ...Read more

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Brown vaginal Discharge while breastfeeding and also I'm sexual active.

Brown vaginal Discharge while breastfeeding and also I'm sexual active.

Brown: Its likely old bloody discharge, however it could also be infection or blood from a new pregnancy. Breastfeeding only acts like birth control for a month or so. Check a pregnancy test and if the brown discharge has an odor or gets worse see your health care provider ...Read more

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Cramping and spotting after period while breastfeeding. Normal?

Cramping and spotting after period while breastfeeding. Normal?

Probably normal: Some women stop menstruating while nursing. Most will resume after 6 months of nursing. It varies. But especially at first, it is common to more irregular, crampy cycles. ...Read more

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Is clear eyes safe while breastfeeding?

Is clear eyes safe while breastfeeding?

Yes: Most topical medications will never enter the breast milk.Clear eyes is one you can use while breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Tampon use while breastfeeding?

Tampon use while breastfeeding?

Many women do so...: Tampon use should affect your breast feeding. It is a risk for a serious infection called 'toxic-shock-syndrome" as some forget to change to tampon causing retained/growing bacteria infection which can spread to the blood stream resulting in shock. So, you can use tampon but make sure you change it frequently and don't forget to remove the last one when not needed. Congrats on new baby. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is chantix safe for women while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is chantix safe for women while pregnant or breastfeeding?

No: Chantix is not currently recommended for use in pregnancy as it has not been thoroughly studied. It is category c, and although many medications allowed in pregnancy fall into that category, in the case of Chantix you cannot be assured that it is a safe option during pregnancy or lactation. The nicotine patch may be an acceptable option. ...Read more

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Is breastfeeding birth control? Can i get pregnant while breastfeeding?

Is breastfeeding birth control? Can i get pregnant while breastfeeding?

Yes, : Yes, absolutely. You can even get pregnant before you have your first period after delivering your baby. Physicians recommend pelvic rest (no sex) for at least 6 weeks after delivery to allow for healing. After that, breastfeeding is somewhere around 80% effective for preventing pregnancy. To increase that, women are recommended to use an additional form of contraception...Most commonly, that includes condoms, specific types of birth control pills (with Progesterone only), iud (intrauterine devices), etc. Remember, no method of birth control is 100%, not even those that i mentioned, but they can be 95-99% effective, especially in combination with breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Breast feeding while using can I breastfeed my five month old while taking terconazole cream 0.4% (for yeast infection)?

Breast feeding while using can I breastfeed my five month old while taking terconazole cream 0.4% (for yeast infection)?

According : According to the lactmed database the safety of terconazole vaginal cream is unknown for breastfeeding mothers. The recommendation is to use another drug if the baby is a newborn or premature. An alternative is Clotrimazole vaginal cream, this can be bought over the counter and is unlikely to cause any adverse affects in a breastfed baby. You can also discuss this further with your doctor or pharmacist. Take care. ...Read more

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Sudafed while breastfeeding?

Sudafed while breastfeeding?

I wouldn't: The american academy of pediatrics says that sudafed is compatible with breast feeding. However, it's known to enter the milk; i advise against using any medicine that enters the milk unless you really have to, and i don't know of any situation where you really have to use sudafed. ...Read more

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Are diurex pills safe while breast feeding?

Are diurex pills safe while breast feeding?

Probably Not: Please check with your doctor. Make sure you know the answer before experimenting with your child. ...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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How come breastfeeding women not have a menstrual cycle while breastfeeding?

How come breastfeeding women not have a menstrual cycle while breastfeeding?

Pituitaryinhibition: The pituitary gland is partially inhibited by "feedback" of hormones, but can still allow ovulation. ...Read more

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Can i be pregnant while treating greenish dicharge from breast?

Can i be pregnant while treating greenish dicharge from breast?

Yes: Breast discharge can be due to many causes and can occur in pregnancy or not. A greenish discharge can be due to a breast cyst, infection, or a condition called ductal ectasia. Ask your doctor. If you don't want to be pregnant, while it's less likely at age 45, it can happen, and you should use some form of birth control. ...Read more

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UTI while breastfeeding newborn, painful burning while peeing. Can i drink lots of liquids and wait it out. Is antibiotics safe while breastfeeding?

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UTI while breastfeeding newborn, painful burning while peeing. Can i drink lots of liquids and wait it out. Is antibiotics safe while breastfeeding?

Depends on the type: Of antibiotic, your Doctor will advise you better, meanwhile keep hydrating yourself, good for the UT I and nursing, goodluck ...Read more

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Is taking ensure while breast feeding safe?

Absolutely: It is an excellent source of additional nutrition that is needed to provide optimal milk for your child. Enjoy! ...Read more

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Is biotin safe for baby while breast feeding?

Yes: No problem with this medication.It achieves a level as one of the most benign medications taken during lactation. ...Read more

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Why milk leakage while not pregnant?

Why milk leakage while not pregnant?

Hormonal imbalance: Sometimes an elevation in prolactin hormone levels can cause milk production from breasts in a non-pregnant state. Have your hormone levels checked. ...Read more

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Can I breastfeed while pregnant?

Can I breastfeed while pregnant?

No.: As in you shouldn't. Some women who become pregnant while lactating do continue to produce milk, but the hormone responsible for milk letdown is oxytocin, which can cause uterine contractions and lead to preterm labor. The uterus usually has few receptors for this hormone in the first trimester, so most don't have symptoms in the first trimester. If you're pregnant, it is time to wean. ...Read more

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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