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Ok for breastfeeding mother to take ducolax or miralax (polyethylene glycol)? Baby is 13 weeks. If not, what stool softening med is safe?

Ok for breastfeeding mother to take ducolax or miralax (polyethylene glycol)? Baby is 13 weeks. If not, what stool softening med is safe?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is safe: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a safe and effective stool softener for breastfeeding mothers. There is little to no systemic absorption of this medication. To help with issues of constipation also suggest increased exercise, increased hydration with water, and a balanced diet with lots of fruits, vegetables, and items high in fiber. ...Read more

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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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If breastfeeding, what foods should the mother take in her diet?

If breastfeeding, what foods should the mother take in her diet?

Well balanced: A healthy diet is all you really need. I would continue with your prenatal vitamins, and be sure you take plenty of fluids. ...Read more

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Is camomile tea ok for breastfeeding mothers and baby? What other hot beverages can mother take?

Is camomile tea ok for breastfeeding mothers and baby? What other hot beverages can mother take?

OK; use moderation: Mothers report that babies most often object to chocolate; spices (cinnamon, garlic, curry, chili pepper); citrus fruits and their juices, like oranges, lemons, limes, and grapefruit; strawberries; kiwifruit; pineapple; the gassy veggies (onion, cabbage, garlic, cauliflower, broccoli, cucumbers, and peppers); and fruits with a laxative effect, such as cherries and prunes. ...Read more

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Can a breastfeeding mother take malaria drugs?

Depends: Depends on the drug. There are multiple choices, some of which are probably safe and some of which are possibly unsafe. The choice of treatment is dependent in part on where you got the infection. ...Read more

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I take high fibre but drink little water. Can the diet of breastfeeding mothers cause their infants to constipated?

I take high fibre but drink little water. Can the diet of breastfeeding mothers cause their infants to constipated?

Breast fed babies: No, breast fed babies can have a stool with each feeding, once a day or can go as long as a week without stooling. This is all very normal for breast fed babies. In fact their stool is usually on the watery side. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a lactating mother to take glutathione while breastfeeding?

Is it safe for a lactating mother to take glutathione while breastfeeding?

Unknown: I can't find any data that looks at the use/safety of glutathione in lactating women. Sorry I can't be of more help. ...Read more

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Is clindamycin HCL 300mg 3 times daily for 10 days safe for a mother to take while breastfeeding?

Is clindamycin HCL 300mg 3 times daily for 10 days safe for a mother to take while breastfeeding?

Probably OK: Although the manufacturer says it's better not to nurse while on it, the American Academy of Pediatrics feels it's OK to nurse while on Clindamycin. ...Read more

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I'm a breastfeeding mother my doc said I will take brimonidine tartrate eyedrops it is safe for my baby when I take brimonidine tartrate eyedrops?

I'm a breastfeeding mother my doc said I will take brimonidine tartrate eyedrops it is safe for my baby when I take brimonidine tartrate eyedrops?

Possibly: Brimonidine tartrate is an eye drop used for the treatment of glaucoma. It is not known if this medication is excreted in human breast milk. Animal studies have found excretion of this medication in breast milk. Depending on the severity of glaucoma, the risks and benefits of continuing this medication in this situation should be thoroughly disussed with eye md. ...Read more

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I am a breast feed mother I have cold can I take antibiotic during breast feeding?

I am a breast feed mother I have cold can I take antibiotic during breast feeding?

Depends: The general rule is if I would use it for a baby it is ok for use in a breast feeding mother. We exclude sulfa drugs in the first 2 months and drugs like Cipro (ciprofloxacin) that are not generally used in childhood. Just tell the doc you are breastfeeding and they should sort that out, or ask again when you know which one is being considered. ...Read more

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I'm trying to lose weight. I'm a breastfeeding mother to a 11 week old also have high blood pressure. What can I take to help aid with my weight lost?

I'm trying to lose weight. I'm a breastfeeding mother to a 11 week old also have high blood pressure. What can I take to help aid with my weight lost?

Eat Healthy/Exercise: There are no magic bullets for weight loss. Eating a healthy diet & exercise is key. Breastfeeding moms require 200-500 extra calories a day & must drink adequate fluids. Recommend: a balanced diet that includes 5 or more servings fresh fruits/vegetables, daily exercise (walking, yoga, etc); will help lower BP too. Investing in a bike with child carrier trailer will exercise you & soothe baby. ...Read more

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Are there benefits for mother breastfeeding adopted child? My husband and I are wanting to adopt an infant, and I was told by a lactation consultant that I could begin re-lactating by a series of steps needing to take place before hand. I know the benef

Are there benefits for mother breastfeeding adopted child? My husband and I are wanting to adopt an infant, and I was told by a lactation consultant that I could begin re-lactating by a series of steps needing to take place before hand. I know the benef

Bonding,: I've assisted adoptive mom lactate; all felt it enhanced bonding. Adoptive moms who lactate don't usually have an adequate breast milk supply and will need to supplement with formula, which can be given via a supplemental nutrition device taped to mom's nipple, so baby receives breast milk and formula simultaneously. May reduce breast cancer, in post partum-wgt loss, shrink uterus. Congrats! ...Read more

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A breastfeeding mother has herpes on forehead, scalp and looks like her lips are swollen. What to take?

A breastfeeding mother has herpes on forehead, scalp and looks like her lips are swollen. What to take?

Glad you asked but..: It's important for this mother to see a doctor, first, to confirm the diagnosis, and, second, to get the right treatment. Oral antivirals like acyclovir & valacyclovir are modestly helpful in treating Herpes Simplex Virus. Meanwhile, the mother must be very careful not to let her baby contact her skin rash. Hand washing before caring for the baby is also important. ...Read more

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Is it ok for breastfeeding mothers to use skin care with beta carotene?

Is it ok for breastfeeding mothers to use skin care with beta carotene?

Safe: Beta-carotene is a precursor to vitamin a and is found in many foods. Skin care products contain small amounts of vitamin a- very little will be absorbed. Here is a great resource about breastfeeding and medications- it is linked to the us national library of medicine http://breastfeedingonline. Com/meds. Shtml#sthash. C24q1ffy. Dpbs. ...Read more

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Is dandelion root safe for breastfeeding mothers?

Yes: Often promoted by lactation consultants to promote breast milk supply. ...Read more

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What are the best exercises for a breastfeeding mother?

What are the best exercises for a breastfeeding mother?

Exercise is good: Make sure to stay hydrated. The baby may prefer to nurse prior to exercise. Baby may also not like to nurse after you have been sweating, so wash the breast. ...Read more

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What anti bacterial medicine is best for breastfeeding mothers?

What anti bacterial medicine is best for breastfeeding mothers?

Talk to your MD's: There are several antibiotics that can safely be taken by breastfeeding mothers. There is not one "best" antibiotic. The type of infection being treated will affect the choice of antibiotic. You can always call you baby's pediatrician to verify if a medicine is safe for the baby. ...Read more