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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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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Can I have antibiotics for urine infection. I am exclusively breastfeeding for 3 month old baby?

Can I have antibiotics for urine infection. I am exclusively breastfeeding for 3 month old baby?

UTI and breastfeedin: Yes, absolutely. See your doctor to get evaluated and get started on antibiotics if necessary. Let them know that you are breast feeding so they can prescribe the most appropriate antibiotic for you. ...Read more

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Had my baby 3 weeks ago. Because of antibiotics, I was unable to breast feed at birth. My breasts are not leaking anymore. Can I still breast feed now?

Had my baby 3 weeks ago. Because of antibiotics, I was unable to breast feed at birth. My breasts are not leaking anymore. Can I still breast feed now?

Yes you can: Yes you can and as the baby sucks the milk will start coming. Ig there is not enough milk in the beginning supplement with formula but as you keep trying the milk will keep coming. ...Read more

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I'm breastfeeding my 11 days old baby girl, and I'm taking antibiotics. She has developed a rash that looks like the rash (yeast) due to the above.

I'm breastfeeding my 11 days old baby girl, and I'm taking antibiotics. She has developed a rash that looks like the rash (yeast) due to the above.

Drug reaction: Now I am assuming you think the baby has developed an allergic reaction to the antibiotic. However the brief description you give is not the description of a drug reaction and you did not state where the rash is. Really need more information and better description to assist you ...Read more

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Can I breast feed my 3 months old baby as I'm taking anti biotic tablets for cold n throat infection?

Depends: Depends on the antibiotic, make sure your doctor knows. You are breast feeding and they can put you on one tat is safe to take while you are breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Can I take antibiotics while breastfeeding?

Can I take antibiotics while breastfeeding?

Yes: I recommend not taking Flagyl aka Metronidazole while breast feeding during the first 2 months of life.

To learn more watch:
http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=bpnylbjilsy. ...Read more

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What antibiotics can breastfeeding mom take for toothache?

What antibiotics can breastfeeding mom take for toothache?

See your doctor: Generally it is not recommended to take any medication while you are peragnent unless its absolutely necessary. You need to ask your obgyn. ...Read more

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It's the antibiotic ciprofloxacin 250mg safe when breastfeeding? And long this antibiotics stay in my body

Ciprofloxin: This antibiotic is safe with breastfeeding. It will be detectable for 24-36 hours after your last dose at the 250 mg. Level. ...Read more

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Can I take antibiotic for toothache and breast feed?

Can I take antibiotic for toothache and breast feed?

Depends on which one: Most antibiotics used in dentistry are safe for the mom and the breast feeding baby. Sometimes penicillins (amoxicillin), cephalosporins (keflex), and macrolides (z-pack) may cause your baby to have loose stools. Tetracycline is the one that causes discoloration of baby's teeth if taken while pregnant. One rarely prescribed antibiotic, chloramphenicol, should not be used while breast feeding. ...Read more

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Can I take antibiotics for tooth ache while breastfeeding?

Can I take antibiotics for tooth ache while breastfeeding?

Be careful: Side-effects of most antibiotics are not dangerous, an allergic reaction to a medication potentially is. Thus, while nursing all medications should be used with caution. When taking an antibiotic, always monitor your baby and look for signs of respiratory distress, irritability, diarrhea and rash. The most common side effect in breastfeeding infants is diarrhea, and this is to be expected. ...Read more

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Hi I 've a sore throat for a month now, just finished a weeks course of antibiotics but hasn't cleared, am breastfeeding. Have red spots on throat.?

Hi I 've a sore throat for a month now, just finished a weeks course of antibiotics but hasn't cleared, am breastfeeding. Have red spots on throat.?

Reassess....: Unless these spots are making it hard for you to breathe, I would make an appointment to see your doctor who prescribed the antibiotic, and have them reassess. It may warrant a mere "watchful waiting" (do nothing, reassess every few months) or else it may require a referral to a specialist such as an otolaryngologist (ear, nose, and throat[ent] specialist). ...Read more

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I started antibiotics for an infection around my tooth on Sat at 5pm its Mon & not better. I'm breastfeeding so I cant take certain pills. What do I do?

I started antibiotics for an infection around my tooth on Sat at 5pm its Mon & not better. I'm breastfeeding so I cant take certain pills. What do I do?

Get into the dentist: A proper diagnosis is paramount in order to get you on the path of healing. The type of infection needs to be determined before the proper medicine can be prescribed. You should go to see a dentist right away. ...Read more

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Was told I had mastitis. I had antibiotics redness went. Still have lump, not breastfeeding never have. What should I do?

Was told I had mastitis. I had antibiotics redness went. Still have lump, not breastfeeding never have. What should I do?

Breast mass: You should be seen by your doctor. Most commonly it is a fibroadenoma which is benign. ...Read more

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How long should I be on antibiotics when I have had untreated Lyme disease for 1 1/2 years? Was untreated due to my pregnancy and breastfeeding.

How long should I be on antibiotics when I have had untreated Lyme disease for 1 1/2 years? Was untreated due to my pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Look at symptoms: Rather than a set time for taking antibiotics, many docs treat until the symptoms are gone. There are also a couple of blood tests that help determine if the infection is still active. ...Read more

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What should be done together with antibiotics to treat a recurring mastitis in breastfeeding mother?

What should be done together with antibiotics to treat a recurring mastitis in breastfeeding mother?

Antibiotics: Mastitis is treated with antibiotics. Regularly feeding or using a pump is also helpful to drain the breasts. A warm wash cloth can often make the area more comfortable. ...Read more

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I'm done breastfeeding but I was put on antibiotics for mastitis. Do I still need to pump or can I just let my milk dry up without having to pump?

I'm done breastfeeding but I was put on antibiotics for mastitis. Do I still need to pump or can I just let my milk dry up without having to pump?

Can let dry: If you are done breastfeeding, then you can put on some sports bras to help with the engorgement following cessation of breastfeeding. Ibuprofen can help with pain from engorgement as well. But if you're on the antibiotics, you don't have to pump the infection out, if that's what your question is. The infection should heal with the antibiotics. Compresses can help too. ...Read more

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Rash bikini line for 4 mo. Tried oxistat, tried antibiotic safe for breastfeeding, tried alcortin A; been cultured -staph and GBS. What could it be?

Rash bikini line for 4 mo. Tried oxistat, tried antibiotic safe for breastfeeding, tried alcortin A; been cultured -staph and GBS. What could it be?

Candida or allergic: Try lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream for fungal reaction first, if that is not working after a week or so, try hydrocortisone 1% ointment, one ir the ither should work, if neither is helpful, go see a dermatologist for more answers ...Read more

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I am a breast feed mother I have cold can I take antibiotic during breast feeding?

I am a breast feed mother I have cold can I take antibiotic during breast feeding?

Depends: The general rule is if I would use it for a baby it is ok for use in a breast feeding mother. We exclude sulfa drugs in the first 2 months and drugs like Cipro (ciprofloxacin) that are not generally used in childhood. Just tell the doc you are breastfeeding and they should sort that out, or ask again when you know which one is being considered. ...Read more

Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more