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

Im 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

Several weeks: The maternal transmitted immunity only is protective for several weeks. A 7 month old child is not protected. If he has been exposed to his Dad he may get chickenpox. This would happen up to 3 weeks after the exposure. It is unlikely an early immunization would help. All the best and I hope he escapes the illness. ...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

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