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How Is The Baby Affected Alcohol And Breastfeeding
What are the risks of breastfeeding during pregnancy (for the mom, baby and the embryo/fetus)? Is it prohibit?
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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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?
I want to know how it will affect my health and the growth of the baby. Amniotic fluid is adequate, growth of the baby is normal. I am 15 weeks 3 days?
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
How is the baby skin color determined in womb? I take caffine and spicy foods sometimes. Does this make the baby skin black?
No: A baby's skin color is determined genetically and food intake by the Mom has no bearing ... ...Read more
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
How much alcohol is reasonably acceptable to drink in pregnancy without running the risk of my child developing fetal alcohol syndrome?
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
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
Is it safe to drink ice cold water during pregnancy? Or do it has a shocking affect on the fetus?
Yes / no: Yes it is safe, no the baby doesn't even notice. ...Read more
Eating food cooked on the previous day affects the baby and expecting mom? if yes, what will be the consequences.
No: As long as the food was properly prepared and stored, then no. All the best. ...Read more
Is it ok to mix antibiotic and/or acetaminophen with formula for 16month old baby? Will it not affect the efficacy of the medication?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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