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What are the risks of breastfeeding during pregnancy (for the mom, baby and the embryo/fetus)? Is it prohibit?

What are the risks of breastfeeding during pregnancy (for the mom, baby and the embryo/fetus)? Is it prohibit?

Breastfeeding: Breastfeeding is not prohibited during pregnancy. It may require more nutrients to be consumed though to cover the expenditure for breastfeeding and growing fetus. Otherwise, it will not harm anyone. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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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How will the development of a baby be affected if the mother smoked while she was pregnant?

How will the development of a baby be affected if the mother smoked while she was pregnant?

At birth: Smoking in a mother can affect the fetus at birth, in that they are often small for gestational age, and can have respiratory problems due to this. If the baby did well at birth, they may do ok, but may still be small, at least for a while. ...Read more

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How to induce transmission of the HIV virus from mother to her baby and how does breastfeeding affect it compared to bottle-feeding?

HIV and breastfeedin: I'm not sure i understand your question, but HIV can be transmitted via breastfeeding. A mom who has HIV should feed her baby formula. ...Read more

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If someone is smoking marijuana in the same house as a 3 month old baby and and the baby inhales the second hand smoke how can it affect the baby?

If someone is smoking marijuana in the same house as a 3 month old baby and and the baby inhales the second hand smoke how can it affect the baby?

Yes: and you need to keep the baby safe by prohibiting such use in the house. Senjay Gupta, MD has been narrating a program on the pros and cons with marijuana in CNN the past few days. Hope you can catch the re-runs. ...Read more

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Can the baby be overweight just because the breastfeeding mother's diet is unhealthy?

Can the baby be overweight just because the breastfeeding mother's diet is unhealthy?

No: However, if the parents are over weight, the child is more likely to become over weight. Also, if the mother is over weight secondary to over eating. She may over estimate the amount of food her child needs. ...Read more

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Is breast feeding causes the mother not the child diarrhea and fast metabolism? I don't eat much

Is breast feeding causes the mother not the child diarrhea and fast metabolism? I don't eat much

Diarrhea: Breast feeding mothers usually don't have diarrhea unless they have an underlying condition. Your fast metabolism may indicate you have hyperthyroidism so vonsult your doctor. ...Read more

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Prescribed the digestive enzyme chymoral for a breastfeeding mother. Will it cause the baby any harm?

Prescribed the digestive enzyme chymoral for a breastfeeding mother.  Will it cause the baby any harm?

Unlikely: These products are just complex proteins that may help digestion. Your body filters/uses and eventually digests these. The few studies available on similar products show little or no transfer in the breastmilk.They are simply another protein source from the vantage point of breast feeding. ...Read more

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Is it safe to breastfeed the baby when the mother is sick?

Depends on the illns: In cases of minor viral or other illness, breast feeding is still the best nutritional source.As long as mom can keep her hydration up it is fine to continue bf. Exposure has likely happened before mom is symptomatic, so isolation is seldom effective in avoiding transmitting an illness to baby. If mom is hospitalized or on meds that may prove toxic to baby, alternate feeds would be advised. ...Read more

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Can spiramycin be transmitted through the breast milk and adversely affect my baby?

Can spiramycin be transmitted through the breast milk and adversely affect my baby?

Possibly: Breast-feeding: this medication passes into breast milk. If you are a breast-feeding mother and are taking spiramycin, it may affect your baby. Talk to your doctor to determine if the benefits outweigh the risks. ...Read more

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Is it safe to breastfeed under consumption of medicines such and Co-amoxiclav and paracil?

Is it safe to breastfeed under consumption of medicines such and Co-amoxiclav and paracil?

Breast feeding, meds: Since the meds u mention are commonly used for infants, they r considered safe during lactation because the baby generally gets a much lower dose from the milk than he would from taking it directly. Examples are most antibiotics, such as amoxycillin. Drugs considered safe during pregnancy usually, but with a few exceptions, safe to take while nursing. When you’re pregnant, medication that gets int ...Read more

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How do anti-depressants in the mother affect an unborn baby?

How do anti-depressants in the mother affect an unborn baby?

Potential harm: All drugs have toxic effects and are automatically sent to the fetus. There may or may not be harm because it is unpredictable and side effects from drugs are multiple, partcularly since the fetus is very small in comparison to the size of the mother. ...Read more

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Is it true that breasfeeding mom should avoid eating and drinking cold foods coz the baby will get cold?

Not true...: Food warms up as soon as you eat - the food reaches your body temperature within seconds of ingestions, and the milk your breasts make are always wonderful body temperature. You heard an old wives tale. Eat whatever temperature you enjoy (if you want that cold glass of milk with a cookie - go for it! you're eating for two!). ...Read more

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What happens to the child when the mother is b+ and the father is a- and no anti Rh factor shot is taken?

What happens to the child when the mother is b+ and the father is a- and no anti Rh factor shot is taken?

No problem: If a mom is Rh-, the small amount of fetal blood cells that might be Rh+ can get into mom's blood and trigger her immune system to reject the baby's blood creating danger for the fetus.If the mom is Rh+, her system is not bothered by the Rh- factor, so nothing happens in her.Baby's immune system has not matured enough for it to matter..so no problem with the Rh stuff. ...Read more

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