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Is It Normal For Breastfeeding Mom To Have Constipation
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
Can breastfeeding cause constipation? Have not been constipated since my pregnancy 2 years ago and normally have no problem.
Dehydration: More than likely your body might be running low on fluid volume if you are not monitoring how much you are drinking and losing a lot of fluid via breastfeeding. Dehydration can lead to constipation as your large intestin recaptures much of the fluid that makes it down that far and leaves you constipated. ...Read more
I am a breastfeeding mom of my 12mo son. This past 3days i always feels dizzy and sometimes i felt like im gonna faint. Is it normal?
Anemic?: See your physician to make sure you are not anemic. ...Read more
29 yr old mom, since stopping breastfeeding in jan I haven't had period until recently. This month i've bleed 3 separate times..With cramping. Normal?
Breast feeding meds : Most stool softeners and laxatives are safe. Drinking more liquids., eating more fruits and veggies and getting an ample supply of fiber will help a lot. Try to find a regular personal time when you are not rushed. The intestine likes to work on a regular schedule. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below:: Shark, swordfish, tilefish, king mackerel should be avoided due to high mercury content. Fresh water fish that come from places that are known to be contaminated. Artificial sweeteners like saccharin. Alcohol is allowed in small amounts.Coffee (limit to two cups a day) or other caffeinated foods and drink. Processed foods with numerous additives. ...Read more
Breastfeeding: It is best to avoid all unnecessary medications while breastfeeding like during pregnancy. Some mefenamic acid does appear in breast milk. Pregnancy category C means either animal studies have shown toxicity or enough studies have not been done to determine safety. Best not to take the medication while breastfeeding. I am glad breastfeeding which is best for the babies health is happening. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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