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How to treat conjunctivitis in breastfeeding mother?

How to treat conjunctivitis in breastfeeding mother?

See Below: If treatment is needed, it is normally antibiotic eye drops. Which are safe with nursing. ...Read more

Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the thin mucous membrane that lines the front surface of the eyeball and the inside of the eyelids. As the inflammation increases, it causes the tiny blood vessels in the conjunctiva to dilate, thus leading to a redness of the eye. Depending on the cause of the conjunctitis there can also be itching, irritation, and discharge ...Read more


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If baby transferred viral conjunctivitis to the mother can the mother transfer it back to the baby? Or will the baby now have the antibodies for that

If baby transferred viral conjunctivitis to the mother can the mother transfer it back to the baby?  Or will the baby now have the antibodies for that

Depends: It depends on the actual type of infection. Unfortunately you can in fact pass viral infections back and forth. It is very important to wash hands well. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is dandelion root safe for breastfeeding mothers?

Yes: Often promoted by lactation consultants to promote breast milk supply. ...Read more

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What are the best exercises for a breastfeeding mother?

What are the best exercises for a breastfeeding mother?

Exercise is good: Make sure to stay hydrated. The baby may prefer to nurse prior to exercise. Baby may also not like to nurse after you have been sweating, so wash the breast. ...Read more

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If breastfeeding, what foods should the mother take in her diet?

If breastfeeding, what foods should the mother take in her diet?

Well balanced: A healthy diet is all you really need. I would continue with your prenatal vitamins, and be sure you take plenty of fluids. ...Read more

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Which anti-allergy is safe for a breastfeeding mother?

Which anti-allergy is safe for a breastfeeding mother?

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

Dr. Janice Alexander
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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