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Do I Have To Cut Back On My Sex Life While Breastfeeding
Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...Read more
5mths postpartum, exclusively breastfeeding. How can PPD (postpartum depression) affect ones sex life?
Yes, it can: In fact, it can effect everything and is very worth seeking specialized treatment for. The well-being of your entire family (especially you) is in the balance. It's a common condition w/ elements that come from hormone changes, life demands, emotional intensity of relationships, etc. A good fit w/ an experienced therapist really helps. If meds are needed briefly they'll help select the right one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im currently breastfeeding my 8mo old¬ having cycles, but when i engage in sexual intercourse i always bleed kinda heavy & cramp is that normal?
Breastfeeding my 12 month old with no period. Lower abdominal and back cramps, night nausea, painful sex with negative pregnancy test. Any help?
Low estrogen state: As long as you are breastfeeding your body will remain in a low estrogen state with minimal pituitary activity. That accounts for the thinning of the vaginal walls and painful intercourse that can be addressed with local estrogen cream or breastfeeding cessation. I also hope contraception is being used as an egg can still "pop out" with attendant pregnancy. See your GYN MD for further advice & Rx. ...Read more
Yes but be informed: It is very safe but there are some concerns that I have addressed in the video link below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fybsihrevec;sns=em in fact it has been shown that women with silicone breast implants produce milk with less silicone than formula fed infants. There are other concerns about capsular contracture and ptosis which are discussed in the video. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My baby is almost 3 months old. I started out breastfeeding but only breastfed for maybe 2 weeks. I want to go back to breastfeeding...?
Relactating: It is not too late to relactate, but it will take some time/effort and patience. You should find out how to set up a supplement system so the baby suckles at your breast and gets formula and the little bit of milk you may be starting to produce a the breast. A tube is taped along your breast with the tip by your nipple and the milk put in a syringe hooked up to it. Seek lactation consultant help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nursing and sex: Of course, every woman is different, and many nursing mothers report that breastfeeding doesn't affect their libido one way or another. Some even feel more sexual than their bottle-feeding peers, finding breastfeeding an extremely pleasant, and even sensual, experience that can translate into amorous feelings for their partner. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Femiplan: Femiplan represents a range of family planning products including Combined Oral Contraceptives (COCs), Progestin-Only Injectables (Depo Provera) and Male Condoms. Unable to clarify which product you are referring to. Resubmit question with specific Femiplan product you are planning on using. ...Read more
Can you tell me if on days I'm off she wants to bottle feed anyone know suggestion to help her get back to breastfeeding when I'm home?
Keep trying: You can only try. Some babies prefer the bottle since it's easier. Some prefer the breast. You can try offering the breast in the evening and in the morning, when she's most likely to want to snuggle. It also helps if you give the breast and someone else gives the bottle. Don't worry too much. If she gets some breast milk, she will still get the benefits. ...Read more
Yes: Breast feeding is a rewarding and bonding experience but also time and energy consuming. This may then leave you with a reduced sex drive due to physical fatigue, you may also be overwhelmed with other chores. Due to hormonal changes associated with nursing, one may encounter vaginal sensitivity/dryness-remediable. Emotional/intellectual spousal intimacy will allow sex drive to return. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Let me explain: Prednisolone is excreted in small amounts into breast milk. However, systemic effects in the infant are unlikely with doses of up to 40mg of Prednisolone or equivalent; infants should be monitored for adrenal suppression if the mothers are taking a higher dose. Most of the time the dose for injection is 40 mg. ...Read more
24 hours?: I dont know whats in your fat burner shot, generally medications and foods are in breast milk, even significant exercise can affect the milk, I would give 24 hours, the La Leche foundation can help with questions. I would have to ask why a fat burner shot now, do after weaning from breast feeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I stopped breastfeeding a month and a half after my child was born, how can I start my milk production back to flowing?
Nipple stimulation: Simple nipple stimulation and suckling will create milk production. It might take a while but it has worked since the days of "nurse maids". ...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
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