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Feed The Medication
Depends: Most prescribed or recommended by an experienced OB will have little effect on baby. Even those with some hydrocodone will not pass into the milk in enough quantity to bother baby if used cautiously.Some sedation would be expected if you use the maximum amount prescribed. I've seen one baby admitted for low body temperature and weakness when hydrocodone containing med was taken every 4 hr. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My husband has type 2 diabetes, wouldnt change diet so now on medication. Any sneaky ways to feed him healthier?
Nope: This is a real challenge. Management should be centered on weight loss and increased physical activity at least 30 minutes daily. Use of whole grains instead of refined grains and starches. Try to lower saturated fats and add omega-3 fatty acids like salmon. Get info from the ada ( american diabetes association) web site.. ...Read more
Is it safe to take brexic dt while feeding a 7 month old?I got medication as I have a bad nerve prob in neck.Plx let me know soon.Thanx.
I feed my baby till 7 minth but after that my breast become very loose i want to knw anythng about breast enhansement any cream or medication?
They don't work: The miracle creams or rubs promoted as helping this process are not effective. The only way to get back to perky is surgical enhancement. ...Read more
I've been on medication so i've stopped breast feeding. Now that i'm off medicine, can I resume breast feeding. I still have milk dripping....?
Of course: By all means, continue to breast feed. ...Read more
Hello. what medication can u prescribe for a female to stop producing milk, i.e. she is trying to stop breast feeding. thanks?
No medication, but: if a nursing mother substitutes a bottle or cup for one breast feeding each day or every 2 days, so by 6 d, instead of 6 nursings/d, there will be only none (or 3, if every o day). There will be some breast discomfort or fullness, and this can be relieved by just nursing to relieve pressure and not emptying the breast. Also wear a tight bra. Breast milk is healthy for infants. Reconsider choice. ...Read more
I am currently taking troprol 25 mg for my heart condition. Will this medication hurt my chances of being able to breast feed?
Beta blockers: Beta blockers vary widely in the amount excreted into breast milk. Propranolol (inderal), metoprolol (lopressor) and Labetalol (normodyne) are excreted in small quantities and are compatible with breastfeeding even in compromised infants. Atenolol (tenormin), Nadolol (corgard) and sotalol (betapace) are excreted in higher amounts and can lead to hypotension, bradycardia and tachypnea in the child. ...Read more
How safe is it to breast feed , while taking anti depressants /psychotics? Can the medications be passed through breast milk?
Yes : Anti psychotic & anti depressant medications pass through breast milk and can affect your baby. Effect on the baby varies depending on the medication. Your baby may also have withdrawal side effects if you stop taking your meds suddenly which could be serious. If you decide to breadfeed on these meds, time the feeding when the medications are least likely to be concentrated in your milk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My newborn cries hysterically during breast feeding. Took her to 3 drs and all said she's fine just wind and reflux but the medications are noworking?
Enough milk?: Without more information it is difficult to give you a precise answer. First consideration is whether you have enough milk. Secondly are you burping your baby frequently? Do you have her on a schedule? Write back so wecanhelp give you a ore complete answer. ...Read more
Good day all, I have a 2 week old baby suffering from a blocked nose and now she struggles to breath when she's feeding. Can I self medicate and if so what medication should I get at the pharmacy?
Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) and pregnancy. On medication for 12 months. We want to start a family in 2013. Effects on falling pregnant? Harm baby? Breast feed?
Talk to doc, but: There is no data yet on Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) in pregnancy. However Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) is a metabolite of effexor, prospective data on 150 women exposed to venlafaxine (effexor) during the first trimester of pregnancy suggest no increase risk of major malformation compared to non-exposed controls. Remember there are risks of being depressed during pregnancy. Go to http://www.Womensmentalhealth.Org/specialty-clinics/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a 1 month newborn whom I formula feed and I also take 10mg Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) once daily. Is it safe to start to breastfeed her with this medication?
Your psychiatrist, : pediatrician & you need to discuss the benefits to you & your baby of your low-dose Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) vs. the potential risk to your baby. Amphetamines pass easily into breast milk. It is an FDA Class C drug in pregnancy. There are no human studies on risk in pregnancy & lactation, but some exposed babies become irritable & sleep less. See CHADD.org to explore ADHD coaching & environmental manipulations. ...Read more
Will Zoloft (sertraline) while breast feeding alter the baby's brain chemistry? Will they become more reliant on this medication?
Zoloft (sertraline): Because of the low levels of sertraline in breastmilk, amounts ingested by the infant are small and is usually not detected in the serum of the infant, although the weakly active metabolite desmethylsertraline is often detectable in low levels in infant serum. Most authoritative reviewers consider sertraline one of the preferred antidepressants during breastfeeding. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
10 year old son. Cerebral palsy. Fed strictly via gtube and seizure disorder. Not on any medications. He has diarrhea, what do I need to do for him?
How to relieve constipation for a 14day old newborn. Currently supplementing feeds with formula as I'm not producing enough although on medication. Changed formula from Nan to S26 hoping for bowel movement. Been giving 2 drops milk of magnesia?
Newborn constipation: Infant constipation is not common. Yet, your baby might have infant constipation if he or she has hard or pellet-like bowel movements and it appears difficult to pass. They do not have to have a certain number of bowel movements per day. If your newborn seems constipated, it is best to contact his or her doctor for advice. The normal amount of bowel varies depending on diet and age. ...Read more
I recently gave birth a week ago and until today, I am struggling to breast feed my baby. When I try giving her the breast she gets frustrated because little is coming out. I am on medication for pain after c section. is there anything I can eat ?
Breastfeeding eval: Hopefully you have access to a breastfeeding consult at the hospital where you delivered. You might check with your surgeon to see if you pain meds could hinder your milk production altho that is unlikely. There are not really any meds to make your milk production better. consistent feeding is best. You can pump after feeding to see if any more expresses out. But a visit to the doc would be best ...Read more
40 days old has severe rash on face. Breast fed, no medication. She has vaccination tomorrow. Hepatitis, rotavirus, PCI-1. Is it safe or shod I wait?
Vaccines safe: If baby is feeding well and thriving, vaccinations are recommended. Rash on face at this age is possibly new born acne, seborrheic dermatitis, or contact dermatitis from contact with soaps or perfumes on linens or your clothing. If crusted and oozing, I recommend having that evaluated. Otherwise, apply 1/2 to 1 % hydrocortisone cream sparingly 2-3 times a day for several days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer