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Food For Mom To Eat During Breastfeeding For Colic Baby
Vitamin E and Folic : Food high in vitamin e and Folic Acid help decrease red blood cell breakdown in g6pd. Definitely avoid fava beans since they are a known cause of red blood cell breakdown in the blood. Mom could be careful to chose for herself milk formulas which have no traces of soy or soya beans since soy and red wine, and blueberries could trigger g6pd. ...Read more
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
Good, balanced diet: All over the world, women breastfeed their babies just fine. These women have very different diets from one another, yet as long as they eat balanced diets with a good variety of foods, they should do well with their breastfeeding. A breastfeeding mom may choose to avoid a food that she suspects is causing a change in a baby's behavior, and should discuss this with the doctor. ...Read more
Colic: There are no particular foods that cause colic. If there were foods that gave you trouble during pregnancy- acidic foods, caffeine, spicy foods- you may want to avoid them in the first few months after the baby is born. If you eat a particular food and notice the baby is very fussy, you may want to avoid that one for a while until she is a bit older. Eat healthy foods and see how it goes. ...Read more
If a breastfeeding woman has an allergic reaction to a food she ate, is it safe to keep nursing? Most questions are about the baby's reaction, not mom
Advice, what's good food/intake for breastfeeding. What's not good. (colic baby with food allergies)?
Unsettled: These issues are still unsettled. More evidence is pointing to no food avoidance even during pregnancy since lack of exposure to a specific food within the first 4 months of life appears to raise the risk to develop allergy . If baby is allergic, you will need to avoid that food if possible although it is unknown as to how much food does get into breast milk. Agree that probiotic may help. ...Read more
What are the risks of breastfeeding during pregnancy (for the mom, baby and the embryo/fetus)? Is it prohibit?
Is it safe to use Mom plus laxative suspension for anal fissure during breast feeding? Will it affect my 2 month old baby as am breastfeeding him?
Perhaps: Colds and viral respiratory infections are common, but does not mean a nursing mother has to stop nursing. Some mothers use masks during feeding if they are coughing a great deal. Others pump and have other family members bottle feed. In all cases wash your hands! hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
Yes: That is a reasonable dose and one would not expect a great deal of transfer to milk at that level. ...Read more
Is it true that breastfeeding mom should avoid going out at night coz the fog and cold wind might make the baby caught cold?
Well, a baby: Should not be overly exposed to the weather, but properly wrapped and warm, the fog is not a vector of disease. Just be sensible, you can go out at night. ...Read more
Cough drops: No prolem for mother or baby.Get a more detailed answer ›
Sunscreen: Sunscreen is considered safe for nursing mothers. ...Read more
Coffee: You can enjoy your coffee and breastfeed but limit your drinking to one or two cups daily. ...Read more
Breastfeeding: Drink plenty of water. Get rest and eat 3-5 meals per day. To produce more milk, nurse your baby or pump more frequently. It is a matter of supply and demand. ...Read more
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
I am breastfeeding mom, my son is 3weeks old now.Can I have my hair rebonding already?Is this can affect my baby?
I took a sip out of a drink today before realizing it was diet with aspartame. I am a breastfeeding mom. Will this hurt my baby?
Hi I am a mom if 2 months old baby . I am breastfeeding . As I am diagonised with ra, which medicine and how much level can be taken. Thanks?
Check with your OB: Need to checkmwithnyour obstetrician to see which medications are safe and will not transfninto breast milk. ...Read more
Depends on severity: If your motion sickness isn't too severe, then try ginger candy (or ginger capsules if you can't stand the taste of ginger!). This works well for some, especially if the symptoms are mild. If you have pretty severe motion sickness, then my medication of choice is zofran (ondansetron). It is fairly non sedating, unlike other over the counter and prescription meds. It can be prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more
It depends: There are so many skin infections it is hard to make a blanket statement that covers every variation. It would depend on what the infection is from, how bad is it, where exactly on the breast is the infection, is the infection partly treated and no longer contagious because it is partly treated but the mom is not yet fully recovered. Best bet is to get the opinion of a breatfeeding friendly dr. ...Read more
I'm currently 15 weeks pregnant. My mom had problems breastfeeding me. Does it mean I will have problems breastfeeding my baby?
Hi, im a breastfeeding mom, my baby is 2 weeks old, and i would like to know if im able to drink the plan b? would i have to stop breastfeeding?
I am a breastfeeding mom to my one month old son, i really want to have my hair rebond and dye. Is this can affect my baby? Please enlighten me.
Im a breastfeeding mom to my 6wks baby.Is it ok if i take vit.E/alpha tocopherol while breastfeeding.I use to take it when im not yet pregnant?
See below: Scientists recommend that pregnant or lactating women be held to lower dietary intake levels of Alpha tocopherol and vitamin e substances. One reason is because high dosages of some of these tocopherol elements have been linked to birth defects. The rda for pregnant women of any age, it is 15 milligrams (or 22.5 iu); for breastfeeding women of any age, it is 19 milligrams (or 28.5 iu). ...Read more
I'm a breastfeeding mom. When I look down at nursing baby I feel a sharp pain in neck that shots up the back of my head. What ciukd cause this?
Irritated nerve?: If there is pain, tingling, numbness, or electrical sensations felt when a person moves her head or neck in a particular direction, she may be irritating or compressing a nerve coming out of the spinal cord. A neurologist or a physiatrist (physical medicine and rehabilitation) doctor can figure out the problem and start therapy. Sometimes neck x-rays and / or MRI are needed. ...Read more
I'm a new mom of a 2 month old and I'm also breastfeeding the baby. My right boob is very painful and tender to the touch. Even after I feed her. ?
1st congratulations: You could just have an engorged breast. You could have a block in the canals which lead the milk to your nipple. That can be treated with a warm compress. A more serious cause could be that you have a mastitis (a breast infection). You should be seen by your doc for that and take an antibiotic if that is the reason. ...Read more
Im a breastfeeding mom. Since my child birth i got my regular montly period. But this month my period didnt came. Weve got sex june 30, nothing follow?
Some thoughts...: Pregnancy is the most common cause of a missed period. If not pregnant, other causes of a late or missed period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, having an illness, traveling, medicines (especially birth control pills), hormonal disorders, etc… A home urine pregnancy test is very accurate 3 weeks after sex. ...Read more