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How to quit breast feeding ? Do I have to take medicine ?

How to quit breast feeding ? Do I have to take medicine ?

Maybe pain medicine: If a breastfeeding woman stops abruptly, she will still get engorged with milk. She may have to pump occasionally to relieve the discomfort, but cannot pump too often or she will keep making milk. She can take some tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for 2 or 3 days if needed to relieve pain. Quitting gradually (switching one feeding to formula, then 2 feedings, and then 3 feedings, etc...) is less painful. ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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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Can you take cold medicine while breast feeding?

Can you take cold medicine while breast feeding?

It depends on what: the medication is. Taking Robitusin of Mussinex should be fine. I would check with your doctor or your babies pediatrician for other medications. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine to take if you're having a cold and are breast feeding ?

Saline nasal spray : Most OTC cold medications do little to help a cold. Saline nasal spray could be helpful for congestion. If you have a headache or aches and pains you can use Acetaminophen. ...Read more

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Can i take medicines to reduce my fever while breast feeding?

Can i take medicines to reduce my fever while breast feeding?

Yes.: Yes you may take tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen at the appropriate dosage safely while breast feeding. However if fever > 101 lasts longer than 3 days please consult with your doctor. And keep nursing-this keeps the baby's immunity strong. ...Read more

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My wife has fever and she give breast feeding to my child(1yr old) and he don't take the bottle, i want to know which medicine i can give her?

My wife has fever and she give breast feeding to my child(1yr old) and he don't take the bottle, i want to know which medicine i can give her?

Tylenol/Ibuprofen: She can take tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen for her fever. She can also take homeopathic belladonna. Elderberry and vit d can help if she has flu like symptoms as well. Drink plenty of fluids, chicken soup...And the baby will be fine as her milk will pass on antibodies to protect the child. ...Read more

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Can i take airborne while breast feeding?

Can i take airborne while breast feeding?

Yes: It' components are considered safe. It provides very little that is not contained in the normal prenatal vitamins that are commonly used during breastfeeding. Benefit of use, if any is marginal. ...Read more

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Can i take alka selter while breast feeding ?

Can i take alka selter while breast feeding ?

No: Significant amounts of the three active ingredients do pass through to the breastmilk, so it is not recommended while breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Do i still need to take pregvit while breast feeding?

Prenatal vitamins: Prenatal vitamins are recommended during breast feeding. The breast milk will begin to strip some nutrients from your body (calcium from your bones, etc) & these vitamins assure you will have enough of these specific nutrients available so the baby can get them in adequate amounts & not deplete your body in the process. ...Read more