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Doctor insights on: How To Clean My Breast Before Breastfeeding

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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 a hida scan with cck on the 27th. How long should I pump and dump my breast milk before returning to exclusive breastfeeding?

I had a hida scan with cck on the 27th. How long should I pump and dump my breast milk before returning to exclusive breastfeeding?

2 days is plenty: Switching you baby to formula for 2 days after the hida is plenty. Your body excretes the tracer faster than its actual half-life. After 2 days, you can resume exclusive breastfeeding safely. ...Read more

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Right breast pain, worse over the last few days, no breastfeeding, have had breast infection before, can I get another one? Im 32, have had hysterectomy, could it be cancer?

Fairly common: Best option to start with OB or primary doc. Yes, you can get breast abscesses not related to breast feeding. Cysts are also very common. Many women can have perfectly normal mammogram/ultrasound and have pain. Should have those 2 tests, to make sure all is well. Cancer, though unlikely, is a possibility, and is usually detectable with those screening tests. ...Read more

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

Im a breastfeeding mother who took some panadol. 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 before i can breast feed my 3 month old after recieving 2mg of dilaudid?

Anytime: In my opinion, you don't have to suspend breastfeeding after a single dose of narcotics. Dilaudid is a powerful narcotic but 2 mg is a relatively small dose. If you did decide to interrupt breastfeeding anyway, i would pump and discard 24 hrs worth of milk after the Dilaudid dose. ...Read more