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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. Lawrence Kessler
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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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What can I take to help me sleep while breastfeeding. My baby sleeps well but i often wake and struggle to return to sleep because i feel anxious.

Talk to O B: No reason to feel anxious you and your baby are doing fine. Talk to your OB for help. And do not sleep with your baby in the same bed. ...Read more

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What age should I let my newborn let me know when shes ready to eat I sometimes have to wake her to feed her other wise she'll sleep. Im breastfeeding?

What age should I let my newborn let me know when shes ready to eat I sometimes have to wake her to feed her other wise she'll sleep. Im breastfeeding?

Now! : Feed her every three hours during the day, let her fall asleep on her own.Get her into the habit so it is not something new that she has to do in case she wakes up in the middle of the night.Goal-for you & your baby to sleep thru the night at least 8 hours & no night feedings!you will enjoy your baby much better, always happy & work faster.If you want a life, do it. My moms are very happy! ...Read more

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When do baby sleep through the night if breastfeeding?

When do baby sleep through the night if breastfeeding?

Varies: Babies vary on when they begin to sleep through the night. Breastfed babies often sleep an extended period within the 2-4 week after birth, but may still wake up at night for at least one feeding. Some people feel adding a little watery cereal at bedtime by spoon may help stretch the one long sleeeping time during the night, but it usually should not be started until about 3 mos. Of age. ...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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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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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