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Dr. Bernard Seif
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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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How to calculate how far along I am without last period? I was breastfeeding. Current hCG showed 2440. U/s only showed gest sac and yolk sac.

How to calculate how far along I am without last period? I was breastfeeding. Current hCG showed 2440. U/s only showed gest sac and yolk sac.

Measurements: The measurements from your sonogram will determine how far along you are. Another ultrasound in a week should show a fetal pole that can be measured to determine your due date.

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Is the hCG diet and injections safe and effective?

Is the hCG diet and injections safe and effective?

NO: I get asked this question a lot. I tell patients think about what you're doing exactly: 1. Taking a hormone that can modulate other hormones and is only elevated during pregnancy (un-natural) 2. You're ingesting merely 500 calories, some docs have modified it to 750 calories. But still too low for any person. It works as an immediate, fast tool for weight loss but not for good!

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Are hCG injections safe if monitored by a physician?

Are hCG injections safe if monitored by a physician?

Depends: It is hormonal medications with multiple. Possible side effects. Ranging from headache, dizziness to fluid retention and ovarian overstimulation syndrome. Check pdr for complete adverse effects.

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Some weightloss clinics offer B12 and hCG injections if im wanting to get pregnant can I take the injection around my ovulation time? Is this safe?

Some weightloss clinics offer B12 and hCG injections if im wanting to get pregnant can I take the injection around my ovulation time? Is this safe?

NO NO: If you are trying to get preg u cannot do this! I am a board certified obgyn and I offer this diet to my pts for wt loss but they must make sure they are not preg or tring to get preg during the diet and for a few months afterward so all the HCG is out of your body meaning a preg test neeeds to be neg before u try for and u need to do 500 cal with the diet- not enough for a preg person!

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If I take the b12&hcg injection for weight loss (1/2cc hcg)in shot. Will that increase fertility or is it safe with 1250 calorie diet?

If I take the b12&hcg injection for weight loss (1/2cc hcg)in shot. Will that increase fertility or is it safe with 1250 calorie diet?

No: The HCG does not affect your fertility at the recommended doses for the diet, 125 iu. And you should be on the original protocol which is 500 calories for it to be effective. Too many phsyicians have modified the diet and dose and still claim the results will be the same. They won't! the weight loss will lead to fertility as it changes the estrogen to Progesterone balance.

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Your opinion on HCG diet injections? Is it HCG that makes you lose weight or the 500 calorie a day intake? Is it safe to take with wellbutrin (bupropion) & Zoloft

Your opinion on HCG diet injections? Is it HCG that makes you lose weight or the 500 calorie a day intake? Is it safe to take with wellbutrin (bupropion) & Zoloft

Lo cal diet: Pregnant women have extremely high levels of HCG, yet they gain weight normally. I would not recommend HCG injections for weight loss. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!

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Is it safe to get epidural injections while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to get epidural injections while breastfeeding?

Usually: The procedure is safe but check with the doctor regarding the medication safety for breast feeding.

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I am getting steroid injections in my back is it safe to continue breastfeeding?

I am getting steroid injections in my back is it safe to continue breastfeeding?

Let me explain: Prednisolone is excreted in small amounts into breast milk. However, systemic effects in the infant are unlikely with doses of up to 40mg of Prednisolone or equivalent; infants should be monitored for adrenal suppression if the mothers are taking a higher dose. Most of the time the dose for injection is 40 mg.

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Is it safe to take enoxaparin sodium injections while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take enoxaparin sodium injections while breastfeeding?

Probably yes: Heparin, whether fractioanted or unfractionated are relatively safe as compared to oral agents like warfarin, etc. Of course your pediatrician is he best source of info on this subject.

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Is it safe to breastfeeding after breast silicon injection?

Breastfeeding: Many women try to breastfeed after breast implants, but you should check with your gyn directly to be sure that your situation is safe.

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Is it safe to receive celestone steroid epidural injection in the neck while breastfeeding? How long should you wait to breastfeed after a treatment?

Is it safe to receive celestone steroid epidural injection in the neck while breastfeeding? How long should you wait to breastfeed after a treatment?

Short term use fine: A single injection is generally not considered a contraindication for BF. Steroids are stress hormones we make naturally & are sometimes given to infants. No delay is required. This is a long acting product that will remain in effect over several days.

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Taking an hCG and B12 injection. How will it effect me?

Taking an hCG and B12 injection. How will it effect me?

Less: Do not take the HCG at the same time with or together with the b12, as you may experience less efficacy of the hcg. This is just anecdotal. Just take the B12 on a diff day.

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Does hCG injections increase metabolism?

Does hCG injections increase metabolism?

No: Unfortunately the HCG injection weight loss claims have not been supported by science. It is sadly mostly a money-making gimick. Sorry.

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Hcg injections swelling in forearms. Help what do I do?

Hcg injections swelling in forearms. Help what do I do?

Stop: Hcg injections can cause water retention however if there is significant painful swelling a followup with prescribing provider is necessary to be further evaluated and the hcg injections should be discontinued

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Will hCG injections throw off period?

Will hCG injections throw off period?

Hcg injections: Hcg injections can 'throw off period' depending on the dose and when they are given. Hcg is the hormone made by the placenta which maintains the corpus luteum, which makes estrogen and Progesterone which maintains the pregnancy. If one gives HCG in the late luteal phase it can delay the menses. If given pre-ovulatory it can enhance ovulation and result in a pregnancy.