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Is It Necessary To Drink Whole Milk While Pregnant
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
No: No, there is no need to drink whole milk during breastfeeding. The only difference is a higher fat content and that is unnecessary for the infant or you. However, any recommendation to pursue restriction diets is unfounded and dangerous. Several review studies (including a cochrane review) have shown that elimination diets do not definitively reduce allergy or colic. ...Read moreSee 18 more doctor answers
Is almond milk pasteurized? Is it safe to drink whilst pregnant as the milk cartons for almond milk do not say that it's pasteurized
Yes, safe: California produced almonds are required to be pasteurized prior to sale by 1 of 3 methods: Roasting or blanching, steam or Polyethylene oxide contact. The almonds are then ground finely and mixed with water in clean vessels to produce the milk. I cannot comment on almond milk produced outside the USA. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Yes.: Drinking soy milk (or cow's milk) is safe while you have a cold and will not affect the duration of your sickness. ...Read more
Is it safe for my baby,if i drink dandelion root tea during breastfeeding to reduce edema?will it pass to the milk?
I hope you discussed: the benefits vs. risks of your progesterone & anti-prolactin medications with both your OB & your Pediatrician. Apparently, one shouldn't use dandelion tea as a diuretic for more than 3-4 weeks, nor take it with a prescribed diuretic. Since there are no studies on the " dose" of the tea, I can't tell you what %age crosses into breastmilk or how safe it is. ...Read more
When pregnant, is it ok to drink chocolate milk instead of milk? This is because i personally don't like milk too much.
Watch your calories: Chocolate milk is safe and delicious in pregnancy, but is higher in fat and sugar than plain milk. Just be sure to not go crazy with it. The average extra caloric intake needed is 150 cal per day, which is not a lot. If you gain too much weight too fast, you put yourself at risk of various pregnancy complications including gestational diabetes. ...Read more
Natural curiosity: Many a movie or television show that jokes about drinking breastmilk. No problem to try it, but please leave it for your infant. As parents, we always want what's best for our children. The best thing to do with breast milk is to give it to your baby. The benefits are too numerous to list, but trust we medical professionals to show you the right thing to do - breast milk is best left for baby. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What sort of tea: Most teas and milk should be fine during pregnancy, although you should avoid drinking large amounts of caffeinated beverages because of known and possible effects. Also, there may be herbs which might affect your pregnancy. The best answer is to speak to your ob/gyn or midwife. ...Read more
Formula, but costs $: A 1 year old baby can switch off of formula and start whole cow milk. Formula is somewhat more nutritious but is much more expensive. A baby who is a picky eater and eats little solid food, or has almost no variety in his choice of solid foods, will probably not get enough iron and vitamins from his diet. Such a baby may be better off drinking infant formula until 18 months of age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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