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How Long Should Someone Wait After Smoking A Cigarette Before Nursing A Baby Again
Never :-): If you went through the trouble to stop smoking for pregnancy, don't start again. Babies and children living in smoking environments are more likely to have sids, ear infections, wheezing, and asthma. When they are sick everyone misses sleep, work, and school. They whine and cry. You'll be healthier and happier not smoking! ...Read more
Upside of smoking?: Your wish to protect your baby from the effects of smoking is admirable. Where is your wish to protect yourself? ...Read more
Currently nursing my 11 month old & I want to know how long do I have to wait to nurse him after smoking hookah? And if any, is going to affect baby?
Hookah: Be kind to yourself and your baby - DO NOT TAKE ANY HOOKAH and preferably no smoking. ...Read more
Many ways: Cannabis is one of those drugs that produce problems for babies however they are exposed. It is transferred in breast milk & can produce sedation, weakness & poor feeding.It can drop milk production for mom. Long them head growth in baby is impaired but the effect on development is unknown. Smoking itself increases risk of crib death & frequency of infections. You give this up to be a mom. ...Read more
Will smoking pot while nursing hurt my baby? Will the doctor test my baby at her checkups and take her if she test positive?
Yes: Because of her small body surface area, she'll absorb more thc than an adult, especially since she's both passively smoking it & getting it through breast milk. Her development & her safety are both harmfully impacted when you & she are stoned; legally, it's considered child endangerment. If she suffers accidental injury or death, drug screening will be done in an er. ...Read more
I have emthysema, 50y, f, work full, studing nursing will this desiese effect my chances of being hired as a nuse. I will give up smoking.
Should not: Agree that you should give up smoking as this will clearly help stop the progression of the disease. If you can work without any difficulty there should be no reason that this should affect your ability to be hired if you have the right credentials. ...Read more
COPD: Increases cardiovascular illneses, like strokes, heart attacks and peripherovascular disease. Higher incidence of copd, asthma-emphysema-bronchitis. Advanced copd, increases number of pulmonary cripples requiring oxygen supplementation. ...Read more
I stopped smoking meth 7 weeks ago. The board of nursing is requesting a hair sample at this time. What are my chances of passing?
Nurse?: First you go to nursing school to be an RN [Registered Nurse] or LPN [Licensed Practical Nurse] Then you can get a job in a pediatric outpatient clinic or a hospital pediatric unit. You may also want to take it further and be a Nurse practitioner. Good luck ...Read more
Yes & No:
1. Verify that the mother has mononucleosis or a mono-like illness; there are several viruses that cause mono or mono-like illness;
2. Ebstein barr virus is present in breast milk; studies show very little transmission mother to infant in that manner; there is some evidence mother to fetus transmission during pregnancy; CMV however is very transmissible;
3. Largest risk factor is saliva transmiss. ...Read more
Is it safe to take lisinopril and hydroclorothiazide while nursing? I have a week old infant and high BP
Risks vs benefits: Taken during pregnancy lisinopril and medications of the ACE inhibitor class are known to cause birth defects including malformations of kidney, lung, arms and legs. Not to be taken during pregnancy. During breastfeeding it can be taken; there will be some transfer into breastmilk, but the risks to new baby are much less than during pregnancy. Discuss your available options with your doctor. ...Read more
Hard to predict: The effect of hyper- or hypothyroidism on the baby should be minor as her thyroid will adjust how much it makes to keep him normal. However, the abnormal thyroid hormone levels, or the antibodies that cause them, could cause the mother to make less milk. If the baby becomes fretful quickly after starting to nurse, and mom can't easily express milk, the baby may need supplemental formula. ...Read more
Can stress hormones from pain in a breastfeeding mother cause digestive problems in the nursing infant?
Is it safe to take "baby" asprin while breastfeeding? I am worried about increasing the risk of reye's syndrome in my nursing infant.
What precautions can I take if I have a cold sore and am nursing and looking after my 1.5 month old infant? Worried she will catch it from me : (
Cold Sore-: There is no contraindication to breast feeding if you have a cold sore. It may rather help the baby to get immunity from you through breast milk. Just maintain personal hygiene, cover the sore on your lip or face with petrolatum jelly or similar, clean yourself, wash hands before nursing. ...Read more
I have an old round dark scar from infant biting during nursing on my nipple, is over a year old noticed tonight it is larger, should I be worried?
No: The scar may be "maturing" or demonstrating an increase in the amount of fibrous tissue. If the area continues to become larger or painful see a healthcare professional. ...Read more
If my boyfriend were to stop smoking cigarettes, weed, cigars, anything like that, how long would we have to wait to start trying to conceive?
3 to 6 months: Marijuana and its' active chemical THC hangs around in the body and can be tested for via the human hair for past use. THC has been known to cause genetic changes in any pregnancy. The REAL question should be is this "gentleman" potentially good father material given his propensity for unhealthy behaviors. ...Read more
I breast feed my 6 week old. I ate a baked potato and got a bite that was not fully cooked. Can this be dangerous for my nursing infant?
Not a problem: You could eat it all raw if you chose, but I don't suggest it. Cooking makes it much more digestible. Your breast will take what it needs from your system and leave behind what it doesn't. ...Read more
I just asked the following question, "Can stress hormones from pain in a breastfeeding mother cause digestive problems in the nursing infant? " and the
Please resubmit: End part of question was truncated. Please resubmit question. ...Read more
Nursing 11 mo. Old but I only do hookah every other 3 months. Does it affect baby if I wait hrs. To nurse him? How long should I wait to nurse after?
I had a baby and december and have recently stopped nursing and started birth control again. How long should I wait before intercourse?
A week: Birth control pills can take as long as a week to reach full efficacy, though if you have been nursing, you have probably not been ovulating either. It would be fine to start now, but in an abundance of caution, waiting a week or using alternate contraception would be reasonable. ...Read more
Short term: wheezing, constant coughing, high blood presure, mouth odor, lack of taste sensation, difficuly smelling things, stained teeth & fingers
long term: copd, emphysema, oral cancer, lung cancer, stroke, heart failure, heart disease, and many things we don't even know about. ...Read more
Yes: I agree with everything dr snead said. But why are you using drugs in front of your children? It's bad enough you use drugs, but modeling this behavior for them to mimic will encourage their subsequent drug use. Please think about your parental responsibilities, and put this adolescent drug behavior behind you. If you can't, please seek drug/alcohol rehab help. Do it for your kids! ...Read more
count the ways: Nicotine paralizes cilia in lung causes more serious infections, cough, gross phlegm. Co weakens you and has the same effect as anemia. The smoke destroys the lung leading to emphesema. Your skin gets coarse and premature aging. Teeth/fingers get yellow. You smell gross. Oh yes, cancer of lungs, mouth, stomach and other organs. Also, anxiety, depression. But it might look cool. ...Read more
One day: Just don't start smoking again and you have quit. Spray saline into your nostrils frequently to flush out allergens and irritants. You will get the best care in a long term relationship with a provider who knows you over time. Discuss this with that provider. ...Read more
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