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Doctor insights on: Effects Of Hyperthyroidism On Breastfeeding Baby

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Please tell me if there are any negative effects that come with not breastfeeding a baby?

Please tell me if there are any negative effects that come with not breastfeeding a baby?

Breastfeeding: Breastfeeding has positive effects o child nutrition, immunity, teeth development, and other aspects. Bottle feeding, however, is a completely fine alternative and does not have negative effects. One of the most important things for your baby is keeping yourself as relaxed and happy as possible, and if bottle feeding will accomplish that, do not feel guilty about it. ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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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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My wife is breastfeeding 10 months old daughter. Now she is again pregnant. Could she continue breastfeeding and what will be the effects on babies.

My wife is breastfeeding 10 months old daughter. Now she is again pregnant. Could she continue breastfeeding and what will be the effects on babies.

Generally safe: She may continue breastfeeding, keeping in mind that the milk production may decrease and fatigue may be a factor in keeping up with the feeds. Rest and extra hydration are a must. ...Read more

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Is wart remover (40% salicylic acid pad) safe while breastfeeding? Any side effects for baby?

Is wart remover (40% salicylic acid pad) safe while breastfeeding? Any side effects for baby?

Topical tx is safe: This should be safe since it is a topical treatment. Just curious where are you using this? If not on the breast near the nipples I do not see an issue ...Read more

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Transmission of the HIV virus from mother to her baby:how does breastfeeding effects it compared to bottle-feeding?

Transmission of the HIV virus from mother to her baby:how does breastfeeding effects it compared to bottle-feeding?

No breast feeding: Cdc recommends not to breast feed if you are positive for HIV virus.It is safe to bottlr feed the baby this is recommended by cdc in usa to prevent post natal transmission of HIV from mother to the baby. ...Read more

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Can i breastfee my 7 days old baby if I have hyperthyroidism?

Can i breastfee my 7 days old baby if I have hyperthyroidism?

Generally yes: You can breastfeed unless you get a dose of radioiodine. Breastfeeding while taking antithyroid drugs (such as methimazole) haven't been studied that well, but is thought to be safe. Make sure you get adequate nutrition since hyperthyroidism and breastfeeding will both drain calories. The amount of breast milk you produce can also be affected. ...Read more

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What are Nexium effects on a breastfeeding infant?

What are Nexium effects on a breastfeeding infant?

See below: There are no data on the excretion of Nexium into human milk. There is a potential for tumorigenicity with "omeprazole" -prilosec-administration has been seen in rat carcinogenicity studies. Because esomeprazole is the s-isomer of Omeprazole which is excreted into human milk, & because of the potential for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants, a decision should be made to discontinue. ...Read more

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Can I have a perfectly healthy baby with untreated hyperthyroidism? I have no symptoms, only blood work shows my condition. Chance of problems high?

Can I have a perfectly healthy baby with untreated hyperthyroidism? I have no symptoms, only blood work shows my condition. Chance of problems high?

How far off?: Any obstetrician will have you sign a waiver if you refuse treatment of a lab test even in the absence of symptoms. Nobody will give you a clear account of what the risks are, as they are unknown and probably very small. This is a sign of the times. I am much less concerned than if you had been hypothyroid. ...Read more

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Dr. Susan Wingo
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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid," is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more


Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism is also known as Overactive Thyroid. Is an oversecretion of thyroid hormone or hormones. For a full analysis check the website for the american thyroid ...Read more