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Which sleeping pills are safe while breastfeeding?

Which sleeping pills are safe while breastfeeding?

Not many: I don't think any of the prescription sleeping pills are safe. Otcs contain antihistamines that can decrease milk supply, so that's not ideal either. Perhaps the best "sleeping pill" would be warm milk, a relaxing massage, or snuggle time with your partner. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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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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Might there be any sleeping pills that are safe while breastfeeding?

Might there be any sleeping pills that are safe while breastfeeding?

INSOMNIA: Problem sleeping and breastfeeding do not require any rx because of the many task involved. You will eventually get tired and fall sleep. Do not risk taking rx while breastfeeding to endanger your baby. ...Read more

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My Baby won't sleep more than 30 mins each time he has 7 months. He will sleep longer only when cosleeping with my wife while breastfeeding. Help!

My Baby won't sleep more than 30 mins each time he has 7 months. He will sleep longer only when cosleeping with my wife while breastfeeding. Help!

Quit co-sleeping: Parents can create a restful area for babies crib & enlist audible or visual monitors if worried.Babies are capable of learning to self settle in sleep almost immediately & will do so unless a parent insists on rocking or holding until asleep.Feed only as they wake up, never to soothe. Co-sleeping is responsible for infant suffocation deaths every year. Enlist the help of babies doc for this issue ...Read more

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I've been reading on ecological breastfeeding and i'm curious - how practical is it? They say to even sleep with baby - is that even safe? pls explain

I've been reading on ecological breastfeeding and i'm curious - how practical is it? They say to even sleep with baby - is that even safe? pls explain

Cohabiting: Sleeping together is not recommended because of rolling onto the baby and obstructing breathing. Adults sleeping with their child have been the cause of asphyxiation. Better to be safe. A 3rd bed attachment can be placed beside the bed. Remember back to sleep! All the best in keeping your baby safe. ...Read more

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Do I have to wear bra when i go to sleep? Im breastfeeding , can it hurt me somehow?

Your choice.: You don't have to wear a bra. Some women (especially w larger breasts or who are pregnant) sleep in bra for comfort. It is recommended that a bra worn for sleep have soft cup w/o underwire or metal clasps. A shelf or cross-over design is recommended. Bras worn for sleep are made from soft materials. Use of improper cup depth can lead to rashes or chafing (due to breast contact against chest. ...Read more

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How can I balance breastfeeding on demand and sleeping through the night?

How can I balance breastfeeding on demand and sleeping through the night?

Give it time: Newborns require frequent night time feedings, every 2-3 hours or risk hypoglycemia. Older infants will sleep through the night on their own and not demand feeding in a few months. Attempting to control this schedule ahead of time poses health risks to your baby, and interferes with your lactation establishment. Older infants who wake to nurse are likely nursing for comfort rather than need. ...Read more

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Pain inbetween the chest and im breastfeeding its causing difficulty to sleep sideways only option is to face down?

Pain inbetween the chest and im breastfeeding its causing difficulty to sleep sideways only option is to face down?

Chest pain need dr : I am worried about this pain. No fever or chills. No redness on the brest itself? You need to see a doctor for unexplained chest pain can be a problem. It is most likely chest wall pain in the absence of other symptoms but you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Docor how can I stop breastfeeding my baby bcoz he will not sleeping without feeding. And he did not like boottle?

Docor how can I stop breastfeeding my baby bcoz he will not sleeping without feeding. And he did not like boottle?

Try this: Nurse until he becomes drowsy, before asleep. Hold him 5 minutes before putting down. Over several days, stretch the time from drowsiness to putting down to 20-30 minutes. At this stage usually you follow the exact routine without the nursing . This may work. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more