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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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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What foods to avoid while nursing my baby?

What foods to avoid while nursing my baby?

Watch The Caffeine: While breastfeeding, be careful with intake of caffeine-containing foods such as coffee and chocolate. As a stimulant, caffeine is passed in the breastmilk and can cause irritability and poor sleep. Other foods to watch for include spicy foods, acidic foods (pickles/oranges) and garlic. ...Read more

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Any foods to avoid while breast feeding?

Any foods to avoid while breast feeding?

No RAW meat/fish: Besides raw meat/fish (n minimize processed meats/cold-cuts), you should be eating a healthy, well balanced diet, and regular exercises just like everyone else should. You may need a bit more iron/calcium/folic acid which are provided in your prenatal vitamins. Consume about 500+ calories/day extra, to make milk for baby. Congrats on the new baby--a miracle of life. Good luck. ...Read more

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Which foods should I avoid while breastfeeding?

Which foods should I avoid while breastfeeding?

Allergenic foods: All over the world, women breastfeed their babies just fine. These women have very different diets from one another, yet as long as they eat balanced diets with a good variety of foods, they should do well with their breastfeeding. A breastfeeding mom may avoid a food that she is allergic to, or that she suspects is causing a change in a baby's behavior; and should discuss this with the doctor. ...Read more

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What are the best foods to eat and to avoid while breastfeeding?

What are the best foods to eat and to avoid while breastfeeding?

Good balance: Eating healthy, well balanced meals is the best diet for breastfeeding (and for everyone for that matter!) be sure to eat a wide variety of foods; your baby is exposed to the different flavors thru the breastmilk so make sure you eat lots of veggies. Stay hydrated by drinking at least 64oz a day. Avoid highly refined and processed foods. ...Read more

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Which are the best foods for moms to eat while breastfeeding?

Which are the best foods for moms to eat while breastfeeding?

Good, balanced diet: All over the world, women breastfeed their babies just fine. These women have very different diets from one another, yet as long as they eat balanced diets with a good variety of foods, they should do well with their breastfeeding. A breastfeeding mom may choose to avoid a food that she suspects is causing a change in a baby's behavior, and should discuss this with the doctor. ...Read more

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What foods should I avoid or limit while nursing? Spicy ? Dairy? Greens?

What foods should I avoid or limit while nursing? Spicy ? Dairy? Greens?

The foods you dont : Like. Women all around the world eat all sorts of food and nurse their babies. Alcohol should be in moderation, but otherwise watch your baby. If the baby is excessively fussy after a particular food, maybe back off that item. Some infants are more sensitive to cows milk, you just have to watch your infant. ...Read more

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What are herbs to avoid while breast feeding?

What are herbs to avoid while breast feeding?

Herbs: Here are a few to avoid: saw palmetto goldenseal dong quai ephedra yohimbe pay d' arco passion flower black cohosh blue cohosh roman chamomile pennyroyal. There are probably more. You might check americanpregnancy.Org (i think that's the right web address). ...Read more

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What kinds of foods should I avoid while breastfeeding?

What kinds of foods should I avoid while breastfeeding?

Eat Your Usual Diet!: You can pretty much eat whatever you ate during pregnancy. What's really important is to get adequate amounts of dairy products and fluids so you can make enough milk. If you don't like dairy take extra calcium and if your vitamin d levels are low, take a good vitamin d supplement. As always take adequate amounts of fruits and vegetables and it is good to take a probiotic like acidophillus as well. ...Read more

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What foods to avoid when breast feeding for healthy milk?

What foods to avoid when breast feeding for healthy milk?

Mom can eat: Nursing mothers need to eat a balance diet with plenty of fluids, if the baby is fussy and colicky, has rash or constant congestion, than you avoid certain foods and beverages too much caffeine spices(cinnamen, garlic, curry, chilli pepper) chocolate citrus fruits broccoli cabbage cucumbers &peppers onion cherries and prunes but i must say most moms can consume all these in moderation without ill effect. ...Read more

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Whare can I find a list of foods to avoid while taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Whare can I find a list of foods to avoid while taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Anything: Truly you can have any diet when you're on coumadin, (warfarin) but the most important thing to remember is to be consistent with it. That way your physician can make adjustments to your Coumadin (warfarin) dose accordingly, and get your inr to the desired level no matter the kind of diet you have. ...Read more

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What is a list of foods to avoid while taking warfarin?

What is a list of foods to avoid while taking warfarin?

See below: Food rich in vit k could affect your inr level. Avoid alcoholl. As far as food just have consistancy. No need to eleminate green vegetable. ...Read more

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When on cephalexin should you avoid any foods?

When on cephalexin should you avoid any foods?

No: There are no food contraindications with Keflex but it is better absorbed if taken on an empty stomach ie 1 hour before or 2 hours after eating. ...Read more

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What foods to avoid during breastfeeding typically?

What foods to avoid during breastfeeding typically?

Highly seasoned food: Avoid highly seasoned foos, caffeinated beverages, foods not healthy for mom or babe. Also avaid any uncooked seafoods or any food that can pass any infectious agent on to mom or babe. ...Read more

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When do infants stop breastfeeding or eating formula and are able to start eating baby food?

When do infants stop breastfeeding or eating formula and are able to start eating baby food?

4-6 months: The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that you wait until a baby is 4-6 months old before introducing solid foods. Introduce them one at a time, a few days apart, so that you can monitor for any signs of allergic reaction. This does not mean you have to stop breastfeeding, however. The AAP recommends for you to continue with breast milk in addition to solids until at least 1 year old. ...Read more

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Foods to avoid while taking warfarin?

Foods to avoid while taking warfarin?

Avoid all foods and: Supplements containing vitamin k. Be sure to check the labels of vitamins and meal replacements. ...Read more

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What kind of healthy foods should I eat to avoid taking prenatal vitamins while trying to conceive?

What kind of healthy foods should I eat to avoid taking prenatal vitamins while trying to conceive?

Folic acid: The most important part of prenatal vitamins is folic acid which you can get from green leafy vegetables. Still, it is hard to get enough just from diet, so you should be on vitamins, at least folic acid. ...Read more