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Does breastfeeding affect jaundice?

Does breastfeeding affect jaundice?

Yes.: Two types of association between jaundice and breast feeding exist. During first few days of life, jaundice in a breast fed is from dehydration, which can be prevented by early initiation and 8 to 12 breast feedings a day. Late jaundice in a breast fed baby is because of lipase enzymes, ranges between 5 to 10 mg and may last from 3 wks to 3 mos. It's not harmful. Suggest a total/direct bilirubin. ...Read more

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Jaundice (Definition)

Jaundice is the accumulation in the body of bilirubin. Normally it is excreted by the liver, via the bile. For a lot of different reasons, sometimes the bilirubin can accumulate. The most common reasons are a problem with the liver or the bile duct. This can make the skin and/or the whites of the eyes turn yellow. If this occurs, see your ...Read more


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How does cannabis affect jaundice?

How does cannabis affect jaundice?

Hepatotoxicity: A 2004 study in brazil found that marijuana users had elevations in their liver enzymes, pointing to possible hepatotoxicity. I agree with my colleague that other causes of jaundice need to be investigated, but chronic marijuana use itself may injure the liver also. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15448809. ...Read more

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Does dieting affect my breastmilk?

Does dieting affect my breastmilk?

Not much: As human women our bodies will leach nutrients from ourselves to preserve the nutrients in our milk. What this means is that your breast milk will have adequate proportions. What will happen, however is that your body will become deficient. This is particularly important for calcium. Try a supplement or even continue your pre natals. ...Read more

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Does mother's constipation affect breastfed baby?

Does mother's constipation affect breastfed baby?

Constipation: It is possible for something that causes constipation for the mother to also cause constipation in the baby. A reaction to a food, for example. Increase your hydration. ...Read more

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How does aging affect breasts?

How does aging affect  breasts?

Breasts sag with age: Breasts usually sag with age. The quality and texture of the skin will also change. Veins may become visible and the skin may become speckled with age spots if the breasts have been exposed to the sun. ...Read more

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Why does liver cirrhosis affect digestion?

Why does liver cirrhosis affect digestion?

Here is why:: Chronic liver disease, the advanced form of which is cirrhosis, can cause loss of appetite. fluid in the abdomen (ascites) may compromise your digestion, especially if infected. The blood vessels in your stomach and esophagus may become enlarged (varices) and are more likely to burst. portal hypertensive gastropathy may affect your digestion due to changes in the lining of the stomach. ...Read more

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How does hepatitis affect my liver?

How does hepatitis affect my liver?

Inflammation: The causes of hepatitis are several, but i'm assuming you mean to discuss viral hepatitis. By constantly causing inflammation to the liver, the liver eventually loses its ability to regenerate quickly, and starts to become fibrotic, and then cirrhotic, which decreases its function. Eventually, this may lead to the risk of liver cancer. ...Read more

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How does cirrhosis affect my liver?

How does cirrhosis affect my liver?

Scarring: Scarring of the liver impairs blood flow (the liver acts as a kind of filter to remove toxins from the blood) which can lead to swelling of the legs and abdomen. ...Read more

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Does pregnancy affect the mother's eyes?

Does pregnancy affect the mother's eyes?

Yes: Dry eye due to hormonal changes, and you should also be checked for gestational diabetes. ...Read more

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How does CMV affect the unborn baby during pregnancy?

How does CMV affect the unborn baby during pregnancy?

Depends.: If the mother has been previously exposed, then the fetus is protected by her antibodies and should not suffer when the mother is exposed to CMV during pregnancy. If the pregnant woman has never before been infected with cmv, the fetus is at risk for in utero infection that can range from lethal to mild/none. The earlier the infection the more severe and unlikely; the later, the milder and likely. ...Read more

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Does weaning from breastfeeding affect your period?

BREASTFEEDING: Your menstruation is suspended during breastfeeding due to secretion of prolactin but after weaning, menstruation will be restored to normal. ...Read more

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How does hypothyroidism affect pregnancy?

How does hypothyroidism affect pregnancy?

Cretinism: Until about 14 weeks gestation the fetus depends on the mother's thyroid hormone before it can make its own. Severe low levels of maternal thyroid hormone can cause cretinism which is a syndrome of severe physical stunting and mental developmental delay. If already diagnosed with hypothyroidism be diligent about taking daily thyroid hormone medication and get levels checked every 3 months at least. ...Read more

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How does prolactinoma affect pregnancy?

How does prolactinoma affect pregnancy?

Prolactinoma: A prolactinoma is a tumor of the pituitary gland and part of the hormonal regulation in the human body. If you have a prolactinoma with high secretion of the prolactin this can definitely prevent a pregnancy from occurring. You would need to see an hormone specialist for evaluation and drug treatment or if the lesion is large then a neurosurgeon for possible surgical resection. ...Read more

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Does drinking coffee affect my breastmilk and baby?

Does drinking coffee affect my breastmilk and baby?

Depends: If you have a premi or newborn, skip coffee for a while.These infants have not had time to start up their caffeine disposal ability and even a little coming through the breast milk can stay in their system for 1-2 wks. After a week or so I suggest limiting to one cup every 8 hours or so, until you are sure baby is not bothered (jittery, insomnia).Then you can resume your regular pattern. ...Read more

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Does mother having constipation affect baby, when mother is breastfeeding?

Does mother having constipation affect baby, when mother is breastfeeding?

No: Well, i don't believe there have been any studies that demonstrate any adverse effect of constipation in a breastfeeding mother to her baby. It's not good to have it, though, for other reasons! ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Rahimi
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Jaundice (Definition)

Jaundice is the accumulation in the body of bilirubin. Normally it is excreted by the liver, via the bile. For a lot of different reasons, sometimes the bilirubin can accumulate. The most common reasons are a problem with the liver or the bile duct. This can make the skin and/or the whites of the eyes turn yellow. If this occurs, see your ...Read more


Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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