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Is It Ok To Watch Tv 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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Yes: Light drinking, generally less than 2 drinks per day, is allowed. However, moderate drinking causes irritability or excessive sleepiness, weak suckling in breast-fed infants, and decreases milk supply. Breast feeding should be avoided during and for 2-3 hours after moderate drinking. Chronic or heavy drinkers should not breastfeed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Best to be safe; NO: There are no data on the excretion of fexofenadine into human milk. Pseudoephedrine is excreted into human milk. There are no reports of adverse effects in infants who were exposed to Pseudoephedrine in breast milk. The american academy of pediatrics considers Pseudoephedrine to be compatible with breast-feeding, but Allegra has insufficient studies to prove/disprove safety. Recommend against. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Carefully: When you are nursing, you are passing nutrition to your baby so first and foremost eat a nutritious, well-balanced diet. Avoid any diet pills, shots, or supplements. Get reasonable exercise including and weight training. Some women lose their milk supply when they diet or lose weight rapidly, so monitor closely. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Category C drug: Caffeine is category c drug, meaning it has worrisome effects in animal studies but no confirmed bad effects on the fetus in human studies. Unfortunately, if consumed near the time of delivery any drug left in the baby can take more than a week before it is out of their system. Irregular sleep & fussiness may occur. Moderation or exclusion is advised. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Not Proven: No evidence of safety has been proven, so i would not. Not worth the risk. ...Read more
Is it ok to tan while breastfeeding? I know it isn't safe for you regardless, but would it affect your milk or baby?
No need: Unlike exercise, which is important & necessary, there is no need to detox & cleanse, unless you're preparing for colonoscopy. In other words, there's no randomized controlled trial published in peer reviewed journal demonstrating any clinical outcome benefit to detox/cleanse. So keep exercising. And eat healthy. That's much more important than cleansing. Unlike TV infomercials, nothing clinging t ...Read more
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