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Is it normal for breastfeeding moms to be having trouble with sex?

Is it normal for breastfeeding moms to be having trouble with sex?

Often: There are many factors here. A nice article can be found here: http://www.bellybelly.com.au/breastfeeding/libido-and-breastfeeding-whats-happened-to-my-sex-drive-now-i-am-breastfeeding#.U8pk8mK9KSM ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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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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Can breastfeeding cause constipation? Have not been constipated since my pregnancy 2 years ago and normally have no problem.

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

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What can I take for constipation while breastfeeding?

What can I take for constipation while breastfeeding?

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 more

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Are there some things mom should avoid eating if breastfeeding?

Are there some things mom should avoid eating if breastfeeding?

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

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Slimming tea is safe for breastfeeding mom?

Depends: That depends on the ingredients, but many of these products contain stimulants like caffeine, which very well may be a problem for a breastfeeding mom. I would not use these products while nursing. ...Read more

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Can mom who are breastfeeding take dulcolax?

Can mom who are breastfeeding take dulcolax?

Yes: This is one of many bowel related products that breastfeeding moms can take that will not interfere with lactation. ...Read more

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Can breastfeeding moms smoke synthetic marijuana?

Can breastfeeding moms smoke synthetic marijuana?

NO: Synthetic marijuana ("spice") has been made illegal in many states - smoking it results in significant lung injury and even death. I you are not only endangering yourself - but your unborn child as well. ...Read more

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Taking mefenamic is it safe for breastfeeding mom?

Taking mefenamic is it safe for breastfeeding mom?

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 more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

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