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Can food poisoning be passed in breast milk?

Can food poisoning be passed in breast milk?

Breast feeding blues: Food poisoning is a local infection of your GI system and results from ingestion of infectious or. Nota minaret food material. Breast feeding during such an illness wouldn't necessarily cause the same infection to the infant but your baby may be exposed to such germs from direct contact from your body parts. Good news is that most babies are protected from such infections by the birthing process. ...Read more

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Poisoning (Definition)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze. . . are all ...Read more


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Is it right that consuming cold drink or food decreases breast milk supply?

Is it right that consuming cold drink or food decreases breast milk supply?

No: This is not true. Cold drinks and foods have no effect on quality or quantity of milk supply. Copious fluids help increase the milk supply. Congrats, Nico on the baby :) ...Read more

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Can specific foods help increase breast milk? Could I not be producing enough milk days after delivery? Fear baby is not full as I feed her for 5 minutes

Can specific foods help increase breast milk? Could I not be producing enough milk days after delivery? Fear baby is not full as I feed her for 5 minutes

Breast feeding: Staying well hydrated and eating a well balanced diet is the best. There are no particular foods that will increase your milk production. Check to see if there is a la leche league near you. They are a group specializing in breast feeding and can be very helpful with questions like you have. ...Read more

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How can food and drinks affect my breast milk?

How can food and drinks affect my breast milk?

See below: The different foods and drink will cause the flavor of breast milk change. No alcoholic drinks. ...Read more

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When can we give foods other than breast milk to our new born baby?

When can we give foods other than breast milk to our new born baby?

Wait until sitting: Breast milk or formula can provide all the needed nutrition for the first year. However, we have an expectation that kids will begin sitting at the table at a year & experiencing the culture of communal feeding.Introduction of solids is thus more cultural in timing than need. Waiting until 6 mo allows them to be sitting & a participant in the meal, rather than a passive victim of the process. ...Read more

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If I become contaminated with e. Coli from tainted food, can I give it to my baby through breast milk?

If I become contaminated with e. Coli from tainted food, can I give it to my baby through breast milk?

No: To get into the breast milk it must enter your blood first, which will not happen. These germs remain localized to your gut and bowel. You would also shed the germ in your poo. ...Read more

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When can I start introducing solid foods, and what kind of solid food? He is 4 months old now and he is on breast milk and formula for now.

Solid foods: The american academy of pediatrics recommends waiting until 6 months of age. I usually wait until the child is13-16 poundsor 4-6 months, whichever comes first. ...Read more

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What foods help produce more breast milk for breastfeeding or is there any vitamins that help produce more breast milk?

What foods help produce more breast milk for breastfeeding or is there any vitamins that help produce more breast milk?

Fenugreek tea: There is a herbal tea called mother's milk that works quite well:

http://www. Traditionalmedicinals. Com/product/mother-s-milk-reg

pumping regularly after breastfeeding will also increase milk supply. ...Read more

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How long does it take for spicy foods to leave breast milk?

How long does it take for spicy foods to leave breast milk?

Spicy food: I don't know the exact answer to your question, propably a day, but please if you are breast feeding avoid spicy food in general. Good luck ...Read more

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If I eat fatty foods, will my baby gain extra weight from my breast milk?

If I eat fatty foods, will my baby gain extra weight from my breast milk?

No: No - your body will make the breast milk composition its meant to make as long as your body has enough of the basics. As long as you eat a balanced diet, you should be fine. In essence, you should feel free to eat or drnik anything you wish (with large restrictions to things like alcohol of course) and your baby will do well. Breastfeed is great - but enjoy your food as well! ...Read more

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What is the down side of giving formula food to a 2 month baby, compared to giving breast milk?

What is the down side of giving formula food to a 2 month baby, compared to giving breast milk?

La leche: No comparison. Breast milk is just right. Safe, sanitary, perfect ingredients in the right amount and ratio. And convenient. I think you will kid it. And the bonding is delightful! ...Read more

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Can eating less calories foods decrease the breast milk supply?

Can eating less calories foods decrease the breast milk supply?

Should not decrease: If a person is eating plenty of foods and drinks, but dropped the number of calories (for example, by getting rid of the sugar and excess carbs in the foods and drinks), her body should make milk just fine. Her body has plenty of stored calories for use in milk-making... Which is why breast-feeding helps a woman lose weight if she eats fewer calories than needed each day. ...Read more

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How long can a baby thrive on just breast milk? Dr is pushing to start solids at 6 months but I want to wait until 10-12 months due to food allergies.

How long can a baby thrive on just breast milk? Dr is pushing to start solids at 6 months but I want to wait until 10-12 months due to food allergies.

No rush: The push to feed solids is cultural & became popular in the 50's when mom's didn't breastfeed & made their own formula. Docs pushed solids to make up for its poor nutritional balance. Many cultures breast feed only until well past a year & their kids go directly to table foods. It is fine for you to. That said, avoiding the solids may just delay the appearance of food allergies, not stop them. ...Read more

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Is it safe take omnitrition drops and the vitamins that come with the program while breastfeeding a 12 month old that prefers breast milk over food?

Is it safe take omnitrition drops and the vitamins that come with the program while breastfeeding a 12 month old that prefers breast milk over food?

Omnitrition drops: No it is not safe to diet while you are breastfeeding. Secondly it is time for your child to be eating a diet that is high in protein in the form of meat and eggs, carbohydrates in the form of pasta and cereals and fats in the form of avocado and whole milk. ...Read more

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My one month old is very colicky. Tried, burping, mylicoln, warm bath, avoid gassy foods etc. Nothing works. Could it be my breast milk incompatible?

My one month old is very colicky. Tried, burping, mylicoln, warm bath, avoid gassy foods etc. Nothing works. Could it be my breast milk incompatible?

Colic: Don't blame yourself. We do not know the actual cause of colic, but we do know that it can last from three weeks of age until three months of age. I find that swaddling the child orputting him in a swing helps best. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding a 7 months old baby with lots of food allergies e.g. egg, milk, wheat and corn. How long do these allergens stay in my breast milk?

I am breastfeeding a 7 months old baby with lots of food allergies e.g. egg, milk, wheat and corn. How long do these allergens stay in my breast milk?

Breast milk: Many pediatricians and pediatiric clinics assign the diagnosis of "foor allergies" as a cause of "colic" or poor feeding by an infant. It is possible that no "true allergies" have occurred, and if your infant is thriving (putting on predicted weight) it is unlikely that your breast milk is creating a problem. Ask a pediatric dermatologist for advice if your infant is not growing appropriately. ...Read more

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Is it true that breast milk has no nutrition after your baby 8 mos?

Is it true that breast milk has no nutrition after your baby 8 mos?

No. It is not true!!: Breast milk is still a very good nutrition for infants even after 8 months old. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommended breast feeding be continue for at least 1 year and longer as desired by mother or child. Exclusive breast feeding is recommended for the first 6 months of life. Around this age iron rich complementary foods should be offered to infants and continued with breast feeding ...Read more

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How do I know my breast milk is rich or low in nutrition?

How do I know my breast milk is rich or low in nutrition?

Weight of baby.: The best indicator is the growth of the baby. If the baby is growing at a healthy rate, then your breast milk is just fine. ...Read more

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If I don't eat enough will my breast milk be unhealthy?

If I don't eat enough will my breast milk be unhealthy?

Not unhealthy: A poor diet would not make breast milk unhealthy but it might decrease production. ...Read more

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How can I make more breast milk? I don't think I have enough.

How can I make more breast milk? I don't think I have enough.

Pump/nurse more: Pumping and nursing will increase the amount of breast milk. Also take plenty of fluids and don't diet. Fenugreek is a supplement which may help increase breast milk. In some cases a doctor may prescribe Reglan (metoclopramide) for a few weeks to help moms produce more breast milk. Meet with a lactation consultant and/or talk to your ob/gyn or pediatrician. ...Read more

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What's the benefits of breast milk over formula? God! I am so tired, can't sleep, headaching all the time.

What's the benefits of breast milk over formula? God! I am so tired, can't sleep, headaching all the time.

Many benefits: Breastfeeding is best for your baby- it protects your baby from many illnesses, not only childhood infections but diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure ; colitis later in life, reduces allergies, obesity ; risk of sids, increases intelligence ; reduces your risk of breast ; ovarian cancer- see http://www. Babycenter. Com/0_how-breastfeeding-benefits-you-and-your-baby_8910.Bc ; my comment:. ...Read more

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My breast milk is pink. I have been pumping. My baby is 2 months old and I haven't seen this before. What should I do?

My breast milk is pink. I have been pumping. My baby is 2 months old and I haven't seen this before. What should I do?

Sore nipples?: I suspect the pink tinge in the milk is due to some blood in the milk. This most commonly happens if you have cracked/sore nipples. When the baby feed or you pump, there can then be some minor bleeding. Lanolin on the nipples may help, as may turning down the suction on the pumping device a bit. If these don't help, contact a lactation specialist or your doc for assistance and evaluation. ...Read more

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How long is THC in breast milk? Itested negative for THC in a urine test is it possible I don't have THC in my breast milk?

How long is THC in breast milk? Itested negative for THC in a urine test is it possible I don't have THC in my breast milk?

The issue is that it: Can stay in your infant for 4-6 weeks. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that moms & dads abstain from smoking marijuana. The infant both inhales 2nd-hand smoke & gets it thru breast milk. Long-term studies can't be done before legalization. Some studies show sedation, delayed motor development, increased risk of SIDS if either parent smokes, & impaired ability to caretake the infant. ...Read more

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My 3 weeks old baby doesn't get full with my breast milk, what can I do to ensure that he is full after his feeds? Please help...

My 3 weeks old baby doesn't get full with my breast milk, what can I do to ensure that he is full after his feeds? Please help...

Define " not full": Many bf moms are confused when baby is still ready to suck after a feeding or fusses until fed again. The fact is many babies will suck 24/7 because they are wired to get pleasure from suckling. That helps them learn to feed when they have never been hungry. If a kid feeds 10min/side 7-8x/day & wets diapers every 4-6hr they are getting enough. Adding formula eventually reduces your milk supply. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Food Poisoning (Definition)

Occurs when you swallow food or water that contains bacteria, parasites, viruses, or toxins ...Read more