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Doctor insights on: Eating Habits For Breast Feeding Mom

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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 a 2 month year old who's breast-feeding get the cold from his mom?

Can a 2 month year old who's breast-feeding  get the cold from  his mom?

Yes: Breast feeding provides protection from disease but close contact with a baby if you have a cold will not prevent the spread of a virus to the baby. Careful hand washing and wearing a mask will help but often the baby is already exposed to the virus before you know you are sick. All the best and I hope the baby does not get sick. ...Read more

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What is the best diet for a breast feeding mom to loose weight?

What is the best diet for a breast feeding mom to loose weight?

Breast feeding/diet: If you breast feed you will lose wight naturally! you need to make sure you eat foods that will make ur breast milk nutritious for ur baby and include lot of dairy in ur diet so u do nto lose the calicium from your bonesnad teeth. Dont eaat lot of fat containg foods, eat more leafy vegetables and protein rich foods. ...Read more

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Is there anything that a nursing (breast feeding) mom should not eat?

Is there anything that a nursing (breast feeding) mom should not eat?

Breast feeding : Breast feeding mothers should eat a wholesome diet. She may eat whatever she wants but if she see it disagrees with the baby she should eliminate it from her diet. ...Read more

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Horse chestnut safe for breast feeding moms?

Horse chestnut safe for breast feeding moms?

No it is not safe: No it is not safe and not recommended during pregnancy or bresrfeeding and there is fda warning for not using it during pregnancy and breast feeding do not use it if you are pregnant or breast feeding. ...Read more

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Can i take cremaffin? I am a breast feeding mom n i hav four months old baby..Thnk u..

Can i take cremaffin? I am a breast feeding mom n i hav four months old baby..Thnk u..

Yes, if: I am understanding right that it is a combination of paraffin and magnesium hydroxide - check under actrive ingredients - this combination should be safe for breastfeeding. ...Read more

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What goodness comes from breast feeding? What are the specific benefits of breastfeeding for both the mom and baby?

What goodness comes from breast feeding? What are the specific benefits of breastfeeding for both the mom and baby?

Many for both: Breastfeeding has a multitude of benefits for both baby and mother. Breast milk is the perfect food for babies, the american academy of pediatrics recommends breastfeeding for at least the first year. Breastfeeding reduces infections, obesity, myopia, raises iq, and babes accept new foods better. Moms lose wgt. Faster, reduce breast cancer risk, save both time (no bottle prep) and $ on formula. ...Read more

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Is Atkins diet good diet for breast feeding mom?

Is Atkins diet good diet for breast feeding mom?

No. Not safe: The low carb atkins during breastfeeding might not be safe, according to many experts. Risk of dehydration, low calcium, high fats, and other reasons. ...Read more

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My mom is 38 years old , breast feeding, and have pain in her breast with her body temperature elevated .. What is the diagnosis ?

My mom is 38 years old , breast feeding, and have pain in her breast with her body temperature elevated .. What is the diagnosis ?

Mastitis?: No way in which to diagnose this accurately without an exam. She should go back and see her obstetrician asap and get this taken care of. Good luck and hope she is better soon. ...Read more

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I am going through depression and can't eat. I've lost 20 lbs and am down to 100lbs. I am a breast feeding mom.. What do I do? Should I see a dr?

I am going through depression and can't eat. I've lost 20 lbs and am down to 100lbs. I am a breast feeding mom.. What do I do? Should I see a dr?

YES, see a doctor: You have to stay physically and emotionally healthy to care for your baby (and yourself). Being a new mother can be incredibly stressful — you deserve help when you need it. There are many treatments for depression, including some that don't interfere with breast-feeding. Talk to your primary care doctor, or get a referral to a mental health professional (eg, psychiatrist or psychologist). ...Read more

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Am breast feeding mom, my baby is 14 month , I never used contraceptive, for how long would be safe not to use contraceptive, I will still brestfeed?

Am breast feeding mom, my baby is 14 month , I never used contraceptive, for how long would be safe not to use contraceptive, I will still brestfeed?

Not safe now: Breastfeeding does reduce chances of pregnancy but should not be considered a form of birth control. You can still get pregnancy at any point. If you do not want another pregnancy, it is important that you use a recognized form of birth control such as condoms, etc. ...Read more

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Im a breast feeding mom and I was wondering if it would be ok to have a couple beers if I pump & dump? Also how long should I wait to breast feed agai

Im a breast feeding mom and I was wondering if it would be ok to have a couple beers if I pump & dump? Also how long should I wait to breast feed agai

Alcohol is transf: ed to the breast milk and alcohol intake should be minimized occasionally 1 serving-12 oz beer may be taken but don't breast feed for the next 2 hrs if you drink more than 12 ounces wait additional 2 hrs/12 oz no need to pump and dump ...Read more

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My mom is breast feeding her new born but has a dry cough what can she take? She is allergic to penicillin.

My mom is breast feeding her new born but has a dry cough what can she take? She is allergic to penicillin.

See a doctor: Would not see a need to take anything for a dry cough, although gargling with a warm saline rinse might help to ameliorate the cough. If she develops other symptoms and particularly fever she should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Hi. Breast feeding mom takin thyroid medcine. Do this affect my baby. Lately i hav notice that her hair is fallin.help plz?

Hi. Breast feeding mom takin thyroid medcine. Do this affect my baby. Lately i hav notice that her hair is fallin.help plz?

Hair: 1: I hope you have been prescribed the correct dose of thyroid. Have your thyroid level checked. 2: Please set up an appointment to take baby to your obstetrician. ...Read more

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Hi there ... Our two year old son has picked up some kind of a bug, he's had it for about 5 day's now. Symptom's are: being sick once a day in the morning, he has a bit of a cough, he's drinking water, no food, he's breast feeding from mom still, and no t

Hi there ... Our two year old son has picked up some kind of a bug, he's had it for about 5 day's now. Symptom's are: being sick once a day in the morning, he has a bit of a cough, he's drinking water, no food, he's breast feeding from mom still, and no t

The : The best ways to treat a cough are: -drink plenty of fluids -keep a glass of water by his bed at night -use a humidifier if the air is dry -eat a spoonful of honey, or drink apple juice, or chicken broth to help with any "coughing jags" -research shows that these methods are as effective as over the counter cough medicines which aren't safe for 2 year olds anyway. If he experiences any respiratory distress, he needs immediate medical attention. The signs of respiratory distress are: -rapid breathing (more than 60 times a minute) -grunting or gasping with breathing -flaring of the nostrils -working hard and using extra muscles to breathe such as sucking in at the neck or under the rib cage -blue or dusky coloring -change in speech or level of alertness reasons to call his doctor are: - fever - unable/refusal to drink - concern for dehydration - a cough that isn't improving after a week good luck! ...Read more

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Breast feeding mom may have a yeast infection, how could this be prevented? Home remedies?

Breast feeding mom may have a yeast infection, how could this be prevented? Home remedies?

Get an OTC: 1 day vaginal yeast med , almost the entire med stays in the vagina, very little gets into the circulation. ...Read more

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Breast feeding mom, gets a kind of pain in hand or legs. During this pain her paining hand get sort of current inside, and can't feel pinched pain even?

Breast feeding mom, gets a kind of pain in hand or legs. During this pain her paining hand get sort of current inside, and can't feel pinched pain even?

See doctor: Unsure by your history of what exactly u are feeling but pregnancy increases the chances of developing swelling around nerves(for instance carpal tunnel syndrome) so u may be having nerve - related pain . See your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Nathan Zasler
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Habits (Definition)

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