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How Long Can Sperm Live Inside A Breastfeeding Mother
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
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
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
I'm a breastfeeding mother who took some panadol (acetaminophen). How long do I have to wait before giving my breast milk to baby?
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
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?
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
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
Healthy fats: Avocado, cheese, organic dairy.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
Can a breastfeeding mother take appleceder veneger? Or cinnamon. Are both OK for a breastfeeding mother?
Probably: The breast does a good job of sifting through what you eat/drink and excluding unnecessary things from the milk. That said, the infant might react to trace amounts of cinnamon. Babies can be sensitive in ways we can't predict. I can't see where using them for a while to see would be a problem. ...Read more
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
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
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
Are there any fruits that are unsafe for a breastfeeding mother and the young baby to drinks the milk?
No: You do not have to worry about any fruits that you eat. ...Read more
I take high fibre but drink little water. Can the diet of breastfeeding mothers cause their infants to constipated?
Since breastfeeding requires more iron in the mother's body, could you still get symptoms of hemacromatosis while breastfeeding?
No: Not unless you already have excessive levels or excessive intake. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more
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
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 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
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
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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