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Curious - while breastfeeding baby, if I'm distracted or focused on tv, computer, book, etc and not baby solely, does that effect milk production/feed?

Curious - while breastfeeding baby, if I'm distracted or focused on tv, computer, book, etc and not baby solely, does that effect milk production/feed?

Probably not: Breast feeding is a good time for you to relax and enjoy and bond with your baby. Staying well hydrated, well nourished, and rested as well as breast feeding regularly are important for milk production. If you need to look at something else once in a while, there shouldn't be a problem.... ...Read more

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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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Is it okay to watch television while breastfeeding?

Is it okay to watch television while breastfeeding?

Yes: This poses no health risks to the baby, but keep the volume low as the sound and lights may distract the baby from nursing well. Make sure you continue to pay attention to your baby, they will be giving you cues as to when they are done, if they are comfortable, etc. Nursing is a great time to bond with your baby so just make sure you don't tune out completely with the tv! ...Read more

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I have been going to the gym for 12 weeks now. I'm circuit training, watching what I eat, and breastfeeding. No weight loss...Any idea why?

I have been going to the gym for 12 weeks now. I'm circuit training, watching what I eat, and breastfeeding. No weight loss...Any idea why?

Fewer calories?: It sounds like you've been working hard and you are probably making more progress than you realize so don't give up! Circuit training is a great weight loss tool. I would focus on your calories "in" now. If you are not losing weight, chances are your calories (no matter how healthy) are still too high for you to lose weight. Go to www. Myfitnesspal. Com for a great support and tracking site. ...Read more

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Right tonsil is swollen and painful when swallow. Lump in neck. Breastfeeding currently. Recently move have no PCP. Can I wait an watch or need check?

Right tonsil is swollen and painful when swallow. Lump in neck. Breastfeeding currently. Recently move have no PCP. Can I wait an watch or need check?

May need strep test: Sore throat and tonsillitis symptoms usually are evaluated by a rapid strep test in addition to an exam. If there are strep germs, antibiotics such as Amoxil (amoxicillin) or Zithromax are needed. Sometimes tonsils get whitish mucousy stuff on them. A patient can call around town to see if there is a new PCP who can fit her in within 48 hours. Going online to her insurance's website can bring up a PCP list. ...Read more

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Is it ok to diet while breastfeeding?

Is it ok to diet while breastfeeding?

No: You should be eating a very well rounded, well balanced healthy diet for your health and your baby. ...Read more

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Is 200mg flagl ok when breastfeeding?

Is 200mg flagl ok when breastfeeding?

Yes: This medication is considered safe during breastfeeding and provides no risk to the baby. ...Read more

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Is it ok to work out while breastfeeding?

Is it ok to work out while breastfeeding?

Yes: It is not only ok to work out while breastfeeding it is healthy and beneficial to you and baby. The most important thing is to make sure you stay hydrated and drink extra water during your exercise sessions. Timing your exercise to after a feeding or pumping session will make the working out much more comfortable. Also, make sure you have a supportive sports bra. ...Read more

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Medicines that are ok to take while breastfeeding?

Medicines that are ok to take while breastfeeding?

Too many to list: Check with your doc or pediatrician for this information. If ready to do some heavy reading, buy the reference "medications and mothers milk" by t hale, 15 ed, 2012. ...Read more

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Healthy baby and ok during breastfeeding now at 4 slow weight gaining?

Healthy baby and ok during breastfeeding now at 4 slow weight gaining?

Question not clear: I am not sure I understand the question totally. If you are saying now that you are slowing gaining weight, it is probably related to your calorie intake, activity level and not having an increased metabolism if not nursing now. Make sure to eat right, limit sodas and sports drinks, avoid second helpings and snacks and me as active as you can be. Try a jogging baby stroller to help. ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding and I was wondering if it was ok to take a stacker while I am breastfeeding?

I am breastfeeding and I was wondering if it was ok to take a stacker while I am breastfeeding?

Pl avoid for now: " After you have your baby, you are probably anxious to return to your pre-baby weight and body. However, using weight loss supplements while breastfeeding is not only unnecessary, but they also can have a negative impact on your baby's health. It is much healthier for both you and your baby if you lose weight gradually and naturally." ...Read more

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I'm breastfeeding but my baby is eight months old is this normal? I'm sure it is, but I just want to make sure I'm ok.

I'm breastfeeding but my baby is eight months old is this normal? I'm sure it is, but I just want to make sure I'm ok.

Absolutely: It's absolutely normal and good for you and your baby. Many women go up to 12 months. ...Read more

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Is l-carnosine ok to take while breastfeeding?

Is l-carnosine ok to take while breastfeeding?

Not known for sure: Because l-carnosine products are not medications approved by the fda, l-carnosine products are probably not tested for interactions and side effects like real medicines are. So, that means nobody really knows what side effects there are. If an l-carnosine user hears of some interaction or thinks she is getting a side effect, she can call or visit her primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take collagen while breastfeeding?

Is it ok to take collagen while breastfeeding?

I consider it safe: As a dietary supplement there is no specific reason this would be a problem for breastfeeding moms. The product is broken down to protein and used as the body chooses. The milk is made by assembling many proteins ant these would not interfere with the milk production. They might be diverted into the milk rather than you, but in a good way. ...Read more

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Is Flagyl ok during breastfeeding?

Is Flagyl ok during breastfeeding?

Should be OK..: It is a categoryb medication and so should be ok. Still, small amount of this medicine is excreted in the milk so baby will be exposed, but should be ok because brief exposure has no real detrimental effect. If you have vaginal infection, a vaginal suppository is an option which has even less/minimal absorption into mom...Thus even less will be in the milk for baby. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take pindolol while breastfeeding?

Is it ok to take pindolol while breastfeeding?

Caution!: While most beta blockers are ok during pregnancy (fda category b, studied in animal reproduction trials but not human, and no signs of adverse events), Pindolol lists a "caution if breast feeding" on the label. This is due to the medication being transferred in breast milk to the baby, causing slow heart rates, low BP or aggravating asthma. Talk to your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take pimozide while breastfeeding?

Is it ok to take pimozide while breastfeeding?

No: A breastfeeding woman usually should not take Pimozide unless her doctors have looked at her medical and psychiatric situation, and they have decided that the benefits of her taking the Pimozide outweigh the risks of her living without Pimozide and trying to care for the baby. So, the usual answer is "no" to taking Pimozide while breastfeeding, but there cases where the answer would be "yes". ...Read more

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