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How To Treat Conjunctivitis In Breastfeeding Mother
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
Am a breastfeeding mother for 3weeks old baby, I have BV Is there any safe medicine I can take to treat it? P.s mitronidazole suppository not available
Metronidazole ok: Aware available as an oral pill and vaginal gel ...Read more
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
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
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
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
About the same: Every formula will tell you why theirs is great and the other guys' stuff is poison. However, they are all remarkably close. I tend to like carnation good start with the probiotics (green can) because it has a more liquid protein that is a bit closer structurally to breast milk, and the probiotics help with digestion. However, we used enfamil most of the time for ours because it was on sale. ...Read more
OK; use moderation: Mothers report that babies most often object to chocolate; spices (cinnamon, garlic, curry, chili pepper); citrus fruits and their juices, like oranges, lemons, limes, and grapefruit; strawberries; kiwifruit; pineapple; the gassy veggies (onion, cabbage, garlic, cauliflower, broccoli, cucumbers, and peppers); and fruits with a laxative effect, such as cherries and prunes. ...Read more
Are there any fruits that are unsafe for a breastfeeding mother and the young baby to drinks the milk?
No: You do not have to worry about any fruits that you eat. ...Read more
I take high fibre but drink little water. Can the diet of breastfeeding mothers cause their infants to constipated?
Since breastfeeding requires more iron in the mother's body, could you still get symptoms of hemacromatosis while breastfeeding?
No: Not unless you already have excessive levels or excessive intake. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more
Just to be extra prepared for breastfeeding I brought an "organic mothers milk tea". I'm currently 35 weeks. Is it too early to try this?
Herbal tea: It's an organic caffeine free herbal tea. Some mother's swear by it, that it increases their milk supply. BUT for maximal effect, you need to have at least 3 cups a day. It also supposedly works in 72 hours, so you may be rushing things a bit. I have no strong feelings about this tea one way or another. I will tell you that a lot of moms thought it tasted horrible and used tons of honey. ...Read more
I cheated on my boyfriend twice and I am a breastfeeding mother and I am afraid I gave my entire family HIV but I am way to afraid to get tested?
I am 30yrs old mother of 2.still breastfeeding. I have been having this piercing pain in my chest on my left side. What could it be and what do I do?
Chest pain: Could be problems with your lungs or heart or chest wall muscles or bones. The accuracy of the diagnosis decreases in that order. The reasons may be mostly due to infection, inflammation or diminished blood supply or trauma. Please seek medical care immediately for exam and diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I am a breastfeeding mother of a 6month old. I accidentally nursed him after having too much to drink. How can I know if I've caused permanent damage?
Alcohol & nursing: I'm sorry you know if you're nursing you should not drink or smoke, but for now pump your breast for today & dicard the milk, feed the baby formula, keep the baby hydrated, you also need to drink a lot of water to help flush the alcohol out of your body. Keep an eye on the baby, if not acting normal or refusing to feed, see your pediatrician or go to ER. Good luck. ...Read more
Cetirizine is an long acting antihistamine used to help with allergy symptoms. It can pass through the breastmilk and is not recommended. The effects of an antihistamine on an infant can include jitters, vomiting, diarrhea and sedation. Talk to your MD about another form of treatment with less risk to your child.
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Beta-carotene is a precursor to vitamin a and is found in many foods. Skin care products contain small amounts of vitamin a- very little will be absorbed.
Here is a great resource about breastfeeding and medications- it is linked to the us national library of medicine
http://breastfeedingonline. Com/meds. Shtml#sthash. C24q1ffy. Dpbs. ...Read more
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