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Is there any chemicals breastfeeding mothers should avoid when choosing skin care products?

Is there any chemicals breastfeeding mothers should avoid when choosing skin care products?

YES, many...: Unfortunately there is absolutely no regulation of what companies can put into skin care products, and the chemicals in those products are absorbed into our bloodstreams and can wind up in breast milk. The list of common toxins is too numerous to list here so i advise you go to http://www.Ewg.Org/skindeep/ , a fantastic resource for checking on the safety & toxicity of virtually all skin products. ...Read more

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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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Iwas wondering in breastfeeding mothers what's more effective fluids or food?? and does eating more will produce more milk!!

Iwas wondering in breastfeeding mothers what's more effective fluids or food?? and does eating more will produce more milk!!

Fluids: To breast feed you need a healthy diet, and you should drink at least a quart of some fluid (it probably does not matter what king of fluid) daily.. It will help your milk production ...Read more

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Iwas wondering in breastfeeding mothers what's more effective fluids or food?? and does eating more will produce more milk!! and do u hav to eat more ?

Iwas wondering in breastfeeding mothers what's more effective fluids or food?? and does eating more will produce more milk!! and do u hav to eat more ?

Fluids and diet: Effective for doing what? If you're question is how do you produce more milk, you need to drink lots of fluid. But good milk comes from eating a well balanced diet. So you need to do both eat and get plenty of fluids ...Read more

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If breastfeeding, what foods should the mother take in her diet?

If breastfeeding, what foods should the mother take in her diet?

Well balanced: A healthy diet is all you really need. I would continue with your prenatal vitamins, and be sure you take plenty of fluids. ...Read more

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Is el marino blanc safe for breastfeeding mothers?

Is el marino blanc safe for breastfeeding mothers?

No: Collagen supplements have not been tested for safety when ingested by breastfeeding mothers. It is better to avoid these until you are no longer breastfeeding or until safety data can be well established. ...Read more

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Is dandelion root safe for breastfeeding mothers?

Yes: Often promoted by lactation consultants to promote breast milk supply. ...Read more

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Are sunblocks such as califonia baby suitable for 10months old infants? Can breastfeeding mothers use them as well?

Yes: Generally, sunblocks are safe for babies greater than 6 mos. Recommend using an all organic or mineral base sunblock with primarily physical barriers such as zinc and titanium dioxide as the active ingredients. You can also keep your baby covered with spf protected clothing and hats. Always remember to not expose your baby to direct sunlight and keep in the shade. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits to the mother of breastfeeding?

What are the health benefits to the mother of breastfeeding?

See below: Mothers who breastfeed are less likely to develop osteoporosis later in life, are able to lose weight gained during pregnancy more easily and have a lower risk of breast, uterine and ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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Does a mothers blood sugar affect a baby through breastfeeding?

Does a mothers blood sugar affect a baby through breastfeeding?

Probably not: Are you wondering whether it would be a problem for a diabetic mother to breastfeed? The breastmilk may have elements from the blood serum but it is secreted in the milk ducts and not directly produced from blood serum. So I don't think mother's blood sugar will affect baby through breastfeeding ...Read more

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What statistics indicate that mothers should favor breastfeeding over using infant formula?

What statistics indicate that mothers should favor breastfeeding over using infant formula?

Too many to list: the benefits to both mom and baby are too numerous to list in less than 400 characters. Check out this link for more info: https://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/breastfeeding/conditioninfo/Pages/benefits.aspx ...Read more

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What are the best exercises for a breastfeeding mother?

What are the best exercises for a breastfeeding mother?

Exercise is good: Make sure to stay hydrated. The baby may prefer to nurse prior to exercise. Baby may also not like to nurse after you have been sweating, so wash the breast. ...Read more

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How to treat conjunctivitis in breastfeeding mother?

How to treat conjunctivitis in breastfeeding mother?

See Below: If treatment is needed, it is normally antibiotic eye drops. Which are safe with nursing. ...Read more

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What anti bacterial medicine is best for breastfeeding mothers?

What anti bacterial medicine is best for breastfeeding mothers?

Talk to your MD's: There are several antibiotics that can safely be taken by breastfeeding mothers. There is not one "best" antibiotic. The type of infection being treated will affect the choice of antibiotic. You can always call you baby's pediatrician to verify if a medicine is safe for the baby. ...Read more

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M 24 years old .what are the side effects of piles in women or breastfeeding mothers?

M 24 years old .what are the side effects of piles in women or breastfeeding mothers?

Piles,aka hemorrhoid: can cause bleeding,pain,itching,lumps,and very painful local blood clots.If symptomatic,they are normally removable in an outpatient setting. ...Read more

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What benefits are there in taking fenugreek, other than increasing milk supply for Breastfeeding mothers?

What benefits are there in taking fenugreek, other than increasing milk supply for Breastfeeding mothers?

Many taunted : It is said but I do not have evidence personally that thei natural herb ,relieves mental cramps, helps with menapausal symptoms ans improves iron and fiber levels. ...Read more