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Doctor insights on: Drinking Unpasteurized Juice While Breastfeeding

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Can you drink unpasteurized juice while breastfeeding?

Can you drink unpasteurized juice while breastfeeding?

No contraindication: As long as the juice is prepared in a sanitary manner, there is no reason why you shouldn't drink it. Unlike milk which naturally contains bacteria, juices don't unless contaminated. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Sandler
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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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Is it safe to drink 2 tablespoons of Heinz Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar diluted in 6-8 oz water while breastfeeding even if it says UNPASTEURIZED?

Is it safe to drink 2 tablespoons of Heinz Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar diluted in 6-8 oz water while breastfeeding even if it says UNPASTEURIZED?

Why risk it?: There really is no proven benefit to drinking apple cider vinegar, pasteurized or not, so why risk it while breast-feeding? I would recommend avoiding it. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can you drink cranberry juice while breastfeeding?

Can you drink cranberry juice while breastfeeding?

Cranberry Juice: When used in normal food quantities that is fine. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink acai juice while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to drink acai juice while breastfeeding?

Yes: Any fruit juice is usually fine, in small amounts, as part of a balanced diet. Fruit juice is not necessary and has lots of sugar (and is usually acidic). It is better to eat the fruit, because one tends to get fewer calories eating fruit than drinking the juice. ...Read more

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Could my UTI of 2 weeks not go away because I'm breastfeeding? My uti never last this long. Not taking any meds. Drinking plenty water & cranbr juice.

Could my UTI of 2 weeks not go away because I'm breastfeeding? My uti never last this long. Not taking any meds. Drinking plenty water & cranbr juice.

Maybe/not: We know now that cranberry juice does have chemical agents which interfere with the ability of e.coli to thrive in the bladder. We also know that not all burning during urination is due to a UTI. The fact is you may or may not have or have had a UTI and the symptoms may persist because you are not treating it. Proper evaluation & exclusion of this or other possibilities would be a wise choice. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink aloe vera juice while breastfeeding?

Is it ok to drink aloe vera juice while breastfeeding?

In general: Recommend avoiding unnecessary medication and herbals when breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink wheatgrass while breastfeeding my 6 month old? Is there anything to stay away from while juicing and breastfeeding?

Is it safe to drink wheatgrass while breastfeeding my 6 month old? Is there anything to stay away from while juicing and breastfeeding?

No wheatgrass: Wheatgrass is not recommended to take while breastfeeding. Because wheatgrass is raw, there is the risk of bacterial or fungal contamination which can possibly pose a risk to a baby breastfeeding. Stick to fresh fruits and veggies. ...Read more

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I've been having a UTI for 2 weeks now. Am drinking water, cranberry juice, eating right and still have it. Currently breastfeeding. Any relation?

UTI: You didn't mention if you were taking any antibiotics for your UTI. No connection between UTI and breastfeeding. Followup with your doctor as you are still having UTI symptoms. There are antibiotics that are safe with breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Is drinking prune juice while breast feeding bad for the baby?

Is drinking prune juice while breast feeding bad for the baby?

Should be fine: Prune juice intake while breast feeding should be fine. Discontinue if your baby develops diarrhea, excessive gas or rashes. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant, is it safe to drink unpasteurized juice?

I'm pregnant, is it safe to drink unpasteurized juice?

Not advised: It is ill-advised to participate in the consumption of any unpasteurized fruit or vegetable juices. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink unpasteurized juice while pregnant?

Is it safe to drink unpasteurized juice while pregnant?

Yes: I'm not aware of any fruit juice in the US that's unsafe. Natural processed juice has a much shorter shelf life, even in the frig. High sugar content in juice usually means it will only go moldy or ferment then you have to watch your alcohol intake. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink prune juice for constipation while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to drink prune juice for constipation while breastfeeding?

Constipation: Bottoms up. No problem with drinking prune juice. Fiber comes in many foods. You can have variety and still do your work! Lots of plain water works well too. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink crystal light while breastfeeding?

Is it okay to drink crystal light while breastfeeding?

Yes: Your body can figure out what is needed to make milk so almost anything that is safe for you to consume when you are not pregnant or breastfeeding is okay when you are. ...Read more

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Is monster safe to drink while breastfeeding?

Is monster safe to drink while breastfeeding?

No: Breastfeeding mothers can eat all things in moderation, but 'monster drinks' are not appropriate. They have way too much caffeine, and some contain additional products that may stimulate not only you, but baby too. ...Read more

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How much water should I drink if im breastfeeding?

How much water should I drink if im breastfeeding?

How much can U drink: You should probably drink about twice as much as normal. You will dispense and use more fluids producing breast milk. I would suggest at least 64-80 oz. Make sure you are eating well too.
Good luck and congratulations of accepting the challenge of providing the best nutrition for your child. ...Read more

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What is safe to drink for cough if breastfeeding?

What is safe to drink for cough if breastfeeding?

Ginger and Honey: Fresh ginger tea with honey is good for a cough. Moms who are breastfeeding can safely eat honey. But babies under the age of 1 should not be given honey, corn syrup, or even maple syrup directly because of the risk of botulism. Babies don't produce enough acid in their stomach to kill the bacteria that causes botulism. Moms do. Even if they eat contaminated honey, there is no risk to baby. ...Read more

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Can I drink herbal teas while breastfeeding?

Can I drink herbal teas while breastfeeding?

Yes: Drinking herbal teas is ok for a breastfeeding mom. . . But mom should be safe by drinking the types of teas that have been drunk for many generations, by buying from a reputable manufacturer, and by drinking a variety of teas (so not to get too much of one herb's chemicals). Remember that herbs are not strictly regulated, so there may be a little or a lot of herb in teabags of different brands. ...Read more

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Can I drink slimming tea while breastfeeding.?

Can I drink slimming tea while breastfeeding.?

Depends: Honestly there are tons of slimming drinks out there. I'm sure some of the herbal stimulants in some of those products probably get into the breast milk and therefore may not be safe to drink while breastfeeding. Because of the lack of studies, you're best off using diet and exercise of slimming teas. ...Read more

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Can I drink decaf coffee when breastfeeding?

Absolutely: If you enjoy this as a beverage and you are doing decaf, there is no reason not to enjoy your coffee while breastfeeding. Make sure to get some dairy, however, as you need that extra calcium while breast feeding. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink beer while breastfeeding?

Is it okay to drink beer while breastfeeding?

I wouldn't: The alcohol in any drink you take will pass in the breast milk. After it passes to baby, it will eventually break down to formaldehyde and other toxic byproducts. Although most infants with alcohol effect were exposed to high levels during pregnancy, there is no level of exposure that is proven save to the developing infant brain. Much of the ADD we see today is thought to result from such exposur ...Read more

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Must my 6m old drink water if he's breastfeeding?

Must my 6m old drink water if he's breastfeeding?

Not necessarily: Breast milk is a good total nutrition for babies for the first year or more. While offering water might be a way to share the joy of baby with family, babies have no specific need for supplemental water. ...Read more

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Is star anise tea safe to drink while breastfeeding?

Is star anise tea safe to drink while breastfeeding?

Avoid star anise: Avoid drinking star anise. Star anise contains anethole a phytoestrogen. This means it has estrogen like effects. It is thought to be a galactogogue (promoting breast milk production) but is unproven. ...Read more

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I suffer from gout and am breastfeeding can I take cherry juice?

I suffer from gout and am breastfeeding can I take cherry juice?

Yes: Eating cherries will have no ill effects on your baby, though excessive consumption may cause a slight loosening of the stools. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink roasted dandelion root tea if I am breastfeeding?

Is it safe to drink roasted dandelion root tea if I am breastfeeding?

Possibly: Agree with dr. Poinsett that this herb is generally recognized as safe. . . Yet we have no information that definitely establishes its safety in breastfeeding. Are you looking for safe ways to help you produce breast milk? Mother's milk tea by traditional medicinals may work & be safer. Here's a helpful article describing additional, behavioral steps to take also: http://tinyurl. Com/k6b2gf2. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to drink green tea slimming tea while breastfeeding?

Is it possible for me to drink green tea slimming tea while breastfeeding?

Breast Feeding: As long as you are eating a balanced diet with all recommended nutrients, you can have some green tea. I have no comment on slimming tea.

Are you trying to loose weight drastically? Talk to your own doctor. ...Read more

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Can I drink a cup of coffee and one cup of tea a day during breastfeeding? My son is 6m old!?

Can I drink a cup of coffee and one cup of tea a day during breastfeeding? My son is 6m old!?

Likely OK: Newborns can have some trouble metabolizing caffeine but at 6m the exposure proposed is considered relatively safe during breast feeding. There is evidence that chronic caffeine use can lower the iron content of breast milk but in low to moderate amounts tis is less a issue. Rarely irritability & insomnia can arise in sensitive infants. ...Read more

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If a woman has syphilis and she is breastfeeding a baby, can the baby get syphilis from sucking and drinking breastmilk?

If a woman has syphilis and she is breastfeeding a baby, can the baby get syphilis from sucking and drinking breastmilk?

Syphilis treatment: Somewhere along the line during your pregnancy and the delivery of your baby you must have been treated for syphilis so breat feeding should pose no problem. ...Read more

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My baby is 12 days old and I've been breastfeeding. I only have given him the bottle 3 times and now he doesn't want to drink any milk from my breasts.

My baby is 12 days old and I've been breastfeeding. I only have given him the bottle 3 times and now he doesn't want to drink any milk from my breasts.

Breast feeding: Does he latch on and have a good suck? breastfeeding is hard work 4 a newborn. Sometimes babies get "lazy" after a bottle - the holes in the nipple of the bottle provide a faster fluid flow then your own milk ducts. I would keep at it - allowing him time to latch on. If he's hungry he will suck - worst case scenario - you have to pump your breasts into a bottle. Keep trying ...Read more

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My 2 month old daughter is drinking 1 oz at a time ever 2 hours and no breastfeeding. She tickle cough 5-6 times a day. Is it normal or need to worry?

My 2 month old daughter is drinking 1 oz at a time ever 2 hours and no breastfeeding. She tickle cough 5-6 times a day. Is it normal or need to worry?

Calories taken in: Are ounces of formula times 20 calories per ounce so she is taking 12 ounces which represents 240 calories. Assuming she weighs about 3 kg her caloric intake is about 80 calories per kg per day which is ok. A tickle type cough is nothing to be worried about. Better still is to see how many wet diapers she has in a day. If at least five then she is getting adequate fluids. ...Read more

Fruit Juice (Definition)

There is no indication for giving babies under one year of age fruit juices. Fruit juices do not contain the healthy nutrients that ...Read more