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Does sperm has any effect on a breast feeding mother?

Does sperm has any effect on a breast feeding mother?

No: It has little effect, other than possible pregnancy -- but breast feeding is generally a fairly effective contraceptive. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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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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I had about 2 glasses of wine with dinner. I weigh 190. I am a breastfeeding mother and need to know how long until it is out of my system.

I had about 2 glasses of wine with dinner. I weigh 190. I am a breastfeeding mother and need to know how long until it is out of my system.

Depends: Breast milk is made continuously & alcohol travels freely into the milk, in its separate compartment, leaving some behind after your body metabolizes the rest (2hr.)Some studies suggest light alcohol consumption is well tolerated. But concerns remain. Alcohol at any level can be toxic to the developing brain with effects not evident for decades. ...Read more

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How long should a mother breast feed her child for? Speaking in a sense of reaping cognitive and physiologocal benefits from.

How long should a mother breast feed her child for? Speaking in a sense of reaping cognitive and physiologocal benefits from.

Nutrition vs nurture: Basic nutritional benefits are proven up to 8 mo with some drop off as kids start other feeds. Some kids need the nurturing comforting feature longer than others. If the kid doesn't want to wean it is obvious. If the kid has to be chased down to start a feed s/he is probably ready to wean. ...Read more

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I'm a breastfeeding mother who took some panadol (acetaminophen). How long do I have to wait before giving my breast milk to baby?

I'm a breastfeeding mother who took some panadol (acetaminophen). How long do I have to wait before giving my breast milk to baby?

You don't: You don't have to wait for this medication to be out of your system before breastfeeding, you're fine to breastfeed while taking this medication. ...Read more

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How long does maternal immunity to chicken pox last in breast feed babies? Afraid as my 7 month baby exposed to his father diagnosed varcilla. Pl help

How long does maternal immunity to chicken pox last in breast feed babies? Afraid as my 7 month baby exposed to his father diagnosed varcilla. Pl help

Baby's at risk: Maternal antibody passed during pregnancy will give 3-6 months of variable protection. The BF antibody is mostly IGA and provides some nonspecific protection but not enough to be protective. Some IGG comes across but the effect is minimal. Timing of the exposure to breakout as 10-21 days. Discuss with your doc if s/he thinks meds would help if infected. Most kids in this age group have a mild process ...Read more

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Do sperm affect a baby during breastfeeding?

Do sperm affect a baby during breastfeeding?

Unclear??: Sperm where? Do you mean intercourse? No, the baby can't tell. ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding my 6wks old. Had unprotected intercourse with 5 month old sperm. Have not noticed cervical mucus. Its unlikely that I conceive, right?

I am breastfeeding my 6wks old. Had unprotected intercourse with 5 month old sperm. Have not noticed cervical mucus. Its unlikely that I conceive, right?

Does not add up: What you mean by having, "had unprotected intercourse with 5 month old sperm"? If you have any concern, do home pregnancy test about three weeks after sex. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. ...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 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 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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Can a breastfeeding mother take malaria drugs?

Depends: Depends on the drug. There are multiple choices, some of which are probably safe and some of which are possibly unsafe. The choice of treatment is dependent in part on where you got the infection. ...Read more

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I am a new mother. Not breastfeeding any more. Hurting my chest. Is this normal? ??

I am a new mother. Not breastfeeding any more. Hurting my chest. Is this normal? ??

Where in chest?: Breast engorgement after stopping breast feeding can cause breast pain. Other chest pain can be chest wall pain from inflammation, a pulled muscle, or even a cracked rib, pain from reflux, pneumonia, pleurisy, a pneumothorax (leaking air from your lung into your chest) or rarely in your age group a heart problem. A lot more history and an exam are needed to say for sure. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Which anti-allergy is safe for a breastfeeding mother?

Which anti-allergy is safe for a breastfeeding mother?

There are some: Cetirizine and Loratadine are 2 considered relatively safe during pregnancy and breast feeding. Thorough studies have not been done in humans (no volunteers!) so they cannot be considered completely safe. Very small amounts get into breast milk and what ever gets absorbed gets metabolized by the infant's liver before circulating. So not much left. There are also prescribed for young children ...Read more

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What is the best formula to supplement a breastfeeding mother?

What is the best formula to supplement a breastfeeding mother?

About the same: Every formula will tell you why theirs is great and the other guys' stuff is poison. However, they are all remarkably close. I tend to like carnation good start with the probiotics (green can) because it has a more liquid protein that is a bit closer structurally to breast milk, and the probiotics help with digestion. However, we used enfamil most of the time for ours because it was on sale. ...Read more

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Is lonart drug good to treat malaria for a breastfeeding mother?

No: There is not enough data to support it's use and it is not recommended during pregnancy or while breast feeding. ...Read more

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Is camomile tea ok for breastfeeding mothers and baby? What other hot beverages can mother take?

Is camomile tea ok for breastfeeding mothers and baby? What other hot beverages can mother take?

OK; use moderation: Mothers report that babies most often object to chocolate; spices (cinnamon, garlic, curry, chili pepper); citrus fruits and their juices, like oranges, lemons, limes, and grapefruit; strawberries; kiwifruit; pineapple; the gassy veggies (onion, cabbage, garlic, cauliflower, broccoli, cucumbers, and peppers); and fruits with a laxative effect, such as cherries and prunes. ...Read more

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I take high fibre but drink little water. Can the diet of breastfeeding mothers cause their infants to constipated?

I take high fibre but drink little water. Can the diet of breastfeeding mothers cause their infants to constipated?

Breast fed babies: No, breast fed babies can have a stool with each feeding, once a day or can go as long as a week without stooling. This is all very normal for breast fed babies. In fact their stool is usually on the watery side. ...Read more

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Just to be extra prepared for breastfeeding I brought an "organic mothers milk tea". I'm currently 35 weeks. Is it too early to try this?

Just to be extra prepared for breastfeeding I brought an "organic mothers milk tea". I'm currently 35 weeks. Is it too early to try this?

Herbal tea: It's an organic caffeine free herbal tea. Some mother's swear by it, that it increases their milk supply. BUT for maximal effect, you need to have at least 3 cups a day. It also supposedly works in 72 hours, so you may be rushing things a bit. I have no strong feelings about this tea one way or another. I will tell you that a lot of moms thought it tasted horrible and used tons of honey. ...Read more

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I cheated on my boyfriend twice and I am a breastfeeding mother and I am afraid I gave my entire family HIV but I am way to afraid to get tested?

I cheated on my boyfriend twice and I am a breastfeeding mother and I am afraid I gave my entire family HIV but I am way to afraid to get tested?

Check: Your medical records. It is not uncommon for pregnant women to be tested for HIV as a part of routine prenatal care. Ask your OB if you have already been tested; it is likely that if you were HIV+, you would have been notified. Good Luck ...Read more

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I am 30yrs old mother of 2.still breastfeeding. I have been having this piercing pain in my chest on my left side. What could it be and what do I do?

I am 30yrs old mother of 2.still breastfeeding. I have been having this piercing pain in my chest on my left side. What could it be and what do I do?

Chest pain: Could be problems with your lungs or heart or chest wall muscles or bones. The accuracy of the diagnosis decreases in that order. The reasons may be mostly due to infection, inflammation or diminished blood supply or trauma. Please seek medical care immediately for exam and diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Hello I've read that breastfeeding would change the baby DNA's, Parts of the mother dna"s which is in the milk would inter the baby dna' is it true?

Hello I've read that breastfeeding would change the baby DNA's, Parts of the mother dna"s which is in the milk would inter the baby dna' is it true?

No: Your DNA is the library of information held within the nucleus of each living cell. What you eat or drink at any age does not change the DNA. What you eat or drink could injure a cell, or keep it healthy in general, but breast milk does not target or change DNA. Breast milk contains immune factors that can help baby avoid illness & is designed to be the best nutritional source for early growth. ...Read more

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I am a breastfeeding mother of a 6month old. I accidentally nursed him after having too much to drink. How can I know if I've caused permanent damage?

I am a breastfeeding mother of a 6month old. I accidentally nursed him after having too much to drink. How can I know if I've caused permanent damage?

Alcohol & nursing: I'm sorry you know if you're nursing you should not drink or smoke, but for now pump your breast for today & dicard the milk, feed the baby formula, keep the baby hydrated, you also need to drink a lot of water to help flush the alcohol out of your body. Keep an eye on the baby, if not acting normal or refusing to feed, see your pediatrician or go to ER. Good luck. ...Read more

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How many glasses of water should a breastfeeding mother drink?

How many glasses of water should a breastfeeding mother drink?

5-8 glasses: Most sources recommend at least 5-8 glasses of water/day, sometimes more if baby is growing rapidly of you have twins. One can also get extra fluid from soups, jello, juice, milk, etc.. ...Read more

Sperm (Definition)

This sperm is a reproductive cell from the male that either carries a x or an y chromosome that will fertilize the egg cell from the female in order ...Read more