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Will nipple stimulation induce labor?

Will nipple stimulation induce labor?

Effective 4 some : Nipple stimulation can be effective for some. It triggers a release of a hormone called oxytocin from the brain. Always get clearance from your doctor first. Gently rubbing, tweaking the nipples over time will lead to some uterine contractions. ...Read more

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Can the drug pitocin (oxytocin) - used to induce and augment labor cause an overreaction requiring c section?

Pitocin (oxytocin): Pitocin (oxytocin) is what your body makes.It helps increase the effectiveness of contractions.Drs can add a pit to assist labor & at proper doses it speeds the process.Babies can grow well during pregnancy with a cord/placenta that in not healthy enough to endure the stress of labor(leading to a distress pattern) nurses can stop added pit but not what u make.Distressed babies need to be delivered asap. ...Read more

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Can breastfeeding and pumping cause nipple inversion?

Can breastfeeding and pumping cause nipple inversion?

Nipple inversion: Yes breast feeding or pumping can cause nipple inversion because of loosening the tissue around the nipple. ...Read more

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Will an induced labor affect by baby?

Will an induced labor affect by baby?

It might: Any labor can affect your baby. With contractions, the uterus tightens and can put pressure on the umbilical cord. Each contraction also very briefly decreases the blood flow to the baby. When a woman is being induced, most of the time it is because of some complication with the pregnancy. Any problem may already have decreased the blood supply to the baby and make labor hard for the baby to take. ...Read more

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NSAIDs during pregnancy and lactation ... safe ?!

NSAIDs during pregnancy and lactation ... safe ?!

No and yes: NSAIDs are usually not recommended, especially in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy. They should be OK during breast feeding. ...Read more

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Does pitocin (oxytocin) in labor cause distress?

Does pitocin (oxytocin) in labor cause distress?

Pitocin (oxytocin): Pitocin (oxytocin) is what your own body makes to help you squeeze out a baby. It helps increase the effectiveness of the contractions. Drs can add a supplement to assist labor & at proper doses it speeds the process.Babies can grow well during pregnancy with a cord/placenta that in not healthy enough to endure the stress of labor(leading to a distress pattern) nurses can stop added pit but not what u make. ...Read more

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Does exercise induce amenorrhea?

Does exercise induce amenorrhea?

Excessive - yes: Excessive exercise and stress are known to induce amenorrhea via a mechanism involving the brain and the pituitary gland within it. This is particularly a problem in teenage girls who take part in competitive sports or long distance running (or have eating disorders), where such can lead to loss of bone mineral density due to relative estrogen deficiency, and even fractures. ...Read more

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Can panhypopituitarism be caused by drug abuse during pregnancy?

Can panhypopituitarism be caused by drug abuse during pregnancy?

Maybe (see comment): There is a form of panhypopituitarism called sheehan's syndrome, that can occur after pregnancy. This is due to the pituitary enlarging and needing more blood blow during pregnancy than at other times. If delivery is complicated by hemorrhage, and the blood pressure drops rapidly, there may be too little blood flow to the pituitary, resulting in death of the cells & panhypopituitarism. ...Read more

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Can drug induced lupuus cause alopecia?

Can drug induced lupuus cause alopecia?

Yes: Drug induced lupus typically is associated with a positive ANA and a positive antihistone antibody. It normally has many features of sle without brain or kidney dinvolvement. ...Read more

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Can breastfeeding cessation cause insomnia?

Can breastfeeding cessation cause insomnia?

Insomnia: Over time your new baby will not need breastfeeding. As breastfeeding gets shorter you should have no trouble with insomnia. That said, babies do cry at night and it does interfere with your sleep. It should not take long for baby to sleep for hours. Is this your first baby? If not, did your other children cause more sleep problems, and if so, how long did they interfere with your sleep? ...Read more

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How can drug induced hyperprolactinemia affect the thyroid?

How can drug induced hyperprolactinemia affect the thyroid?

Hyperprolactinemia: It more than likely cannot affect the thyroid. If you can, please either "look up" hperprolactinemia on the internet, or go to the local library to understand your concerns. Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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Whats lactational amenorhea..?

Whats lactational amenorhea..?

Hormones: The hormones released during breast feeding (lactation) will frequently suppress menstrual periods (amenorrhea). The answer to this question is that many breast feeding women may not resume their menstrual periods after pregnancy until they stop breast feeding. Lactational amenorrhea, therefore, is normal. ...Read more

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Terbutaline used to stopped contractions?

Terbutaline  used to stopped contractions?

Yes: Terbutaline can be used to stop contractions, but it is not terribly effective, and has some significant side effects so it is not being used very much anymore. ...Read more

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Is thiamine safe for pregnant or breast feeding women?

Is thiamine safe for pregnant or breast feeding women?

Yes, perfectly safe: Thiamine, also known as vitamin b1, is perfectly safe to take during pregnancy and when nursing and is essential for the health of you and your baby. Thiamine is used by our mitochondria to produce energy and is necessary for our brains to function. It is also an antioxidant. For more info see http://www.Vitamin-mineral-info.Com/vitamin-b1-thiamin.Php. ...Read more

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Is pitocin (oxytocin) always necessary after section? Doesn't nursing cause uterus to contract?

Is pitocin (oxytocin) always necessary after section? Doesn't nursing cause uterus to contract?

Usually and yes: Pitocin (oxytocin) is almost always used after a cesarean delivery to insure that the uterus stays contracted and minimize blood loss. Nursing causes the body to produce it's own Pitocin (oxytocin) which will also cause the uterus to contract and decrease bleeding. ...Read more

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Is there a way to induce lactation?

Is there a way to induce lactation?

Lactation: Naturally, breast milk production increases by increased intake of liquid diet ( eg apple juice, chicken soup etc.). Prescription medication used for enhancing breast milk production is -- reglan (metoclopramide). ...Read more

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What is the best way to induce lactation?

What is the best way to induce lactation?

Nurse a baby: Simply having a baby at breast can induce milk production. Some hormones can help, but they can have side effects. ...Read more

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Can i induce lactation after a few months of not breastfeeding (i need to take meds)?

Can i induce lactation after a few months of not breastfeeding (i need to take meds)?

Yes: Regular stimulation of the breast, either by the baby or with a breast pump, will eventually restore your milk production. You might find it easier to 'pump and dump' while on the medication. Once the baby is ready to latch again, you will still have some milk production at that time. ...Read more

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I need to go on meds for 6month, i only breastfed 11 weeks, can I induce lactation again after such a long time? Im so upset i can not breastfeed :(

I need to go on meds for 6month, i only breastfed 11 weeks, can I induce lactation again after such a long time?  Im so upset i can not breastfeed :(

What medication ?: Some medications can actually be taken during breastfeeding. If you are going on medications the doctors know are toxic, then relaction through hormonal manipulation is possible. However, a baby who has bottle fed for that long may show little interest in going back. ...Read more

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Men body can make ? lactation

Men body can make ?
lactation

Yes, men have breast: If you have a nipple discharge from your breast area, it can be a sign of some internal disease like hormonal imbalance. This requires a medical check up from your PCP. Also, you should tell us your age? ...Read more

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Any drug good for increasing lactation?

Any drug good for increasing lactation?

Not really: The best way to increase milk supply is to nurse more often. There are some herbs, like moringa, that have been shown to help in certain situations. Metoclopramide doesn't work very well and has side effects. Domperidone is controversial because it affects heart rhythms. For detailed info, see http://www.Bfmed.Org/media/files/protocols/protocol%209%20-%20english%201st%20rev.%20jan%202011.Pdf. ...Read more

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What are some tricks to help with lactation?

What are some tricks to help with lactation?

Helping lactation: The number one trick is to spend as much time as possible with the baby in your arms, even skin-to-skin. Learning baby's early cues of hunger is important because once they are crying, it's hard to latch. Cluster feeding in the evening hours is normal. Get help from a lactation consultant or local la leche league early. ...Read more

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Can i take medicine when i get cold during lactation?

Can i take medicine when i get cold during lactation?

Yes u can.: Check out this link, god bless u and ur child! http://www.Babycenter.Com/404_is-it-safe-for-a-breastfeeding-mom-to-take-cold-medicine_10370516.Bc. ...Read more

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I'm a guy with a lactation fetish. How common is this?

I'm a guy with a lactation fetish. How common is this?

Fetishes: There are many different fetishes. As long as it involves two consenting adults and nobody gets hurt there is nothing to worry about. Not uncommon. ...Read more

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What are lactation headaches?

What are lactation headaches?

Oxytocin induced....: Lactation headache, an unusual form of headache during the lactation, is believed to be triggered by the release of oxytocin which induces let down of milk from breast, and cause a spasm of arterioles (small ateries) in brain in some breastfeeding women resulting in headache. No specific treatment has been established yet. Ibuprofen (advil, motrin) is safe to try to relieve the headache. ...Read more

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Is chia seed good for lactation?

Is chia seed good for lactation?

Chia: At this time the general recommendation is that chia seeds not be consumed during pregnancy or lactation (due to lack of research). Possible side effects from chia include ^ gas (flatus), bloating ; constipation (w inadequate hydration). Because of omega 3 fatty acids, use of Aspirin or blood thinners could be problematic. People w bleeding disorders or who may be undergoing surgery should d/w the. ...Read more

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How to lose weight during lactation?

How to lose weight during lactation?

Less in, more out...: To lose weight, you need to take in fewer calories than you are using each day. If your baby is only drinking breast milk, you're burning about 500 calories a day making milk. In one study, nursing moms taking in about 1700 calories a day lost weight without affecting their babies' health. Getting regular exercise will help too. ...Read more

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Is diclofenac safe during lactation??

Is diclofenac safe during lactation??

Not really!: Some is excreted in milk, but problems would primarily be GI in baby! ...Read more

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How do I stop lactation after an abortion?

How do I stop lactation after an abortion?

Dont touch: Avoid any nipple stimulation and the body will eventually stop producing milk. Should this persist see your doctor. ...Read more

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What steps should I take to become a lactation counselor?

What steps should I take to become a lactation counselor?

Classes & practice : To become an ibclc, you need to attend educational programs and get hands-on experience with moms. To see requirements, check out http://iblce.Org/. ...Read more

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Can a woman develop normal lactation without having a baby?

Can a woman develop normal lactation without having a baby?

Not normal: Can develop from overstimulation of the nipples, medication side effects that increase prolactin levels, or a pituitary adenoma. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Lactation problems?

What is the definition or description of: Lactation problems?

Lactation problems: Refers to challenges with breastfeeding. Can include problems with latch and milk transfer to infant. Also can include inadequate supply for a variety of reasons. Also can include breast infection- mastitis as well as yeast infection on nipple. ...Read more