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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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Dr. Shari Jackson
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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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Need expert help. I am still breastfeeding my baby, what diets work best?

Need expert help. I am still breastfeeding my baby, what diets work best?

Eat a balanced diet: There are no better foods for the breast feeding mom than a "well balanced diet." mothers should also drink sufficient quantities of fluid to prevent thirst. Include deep sea fish twice a week in your diet plan to ensure getting enough dha (omega-3 fatty acid ) which enhances neuronal development in infants' brain. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take "it work greens " while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take "it work greens " while breastfeeding?

"Natural": Pregnant and nursing patients should be advised to avoid herbal therapies or supplements. They have the potential for both benefit and harm. Uncertainty in quality and the relatively few well-designed studies make it difficult for physicians to proactively recommend herbal therapies for most patients. ...Read more

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Does hydroxycut really work and can I take while breastfeeding?

Does hydroxycut really work and can I take while breastfeeding?

Hydroxycut: Hydroxycut was taken off the market at one point as a result of reports of liver problems, seizures, and rhabdomyolysis. It is an herbal supplement and therefore not regulated by the fda. Eating a little less sugar and carbs, and getting a little more exercise in will knock off 10 lbs and you will be healthier for it. Hydroxycut is not something i would recommend. ...Read more

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I stop breastfeeding at nine months milk everywhere tried cabbage that don't work?

I stop breastfeeding at nine months milk everywhere tried cabbage that don't work?

Chill out!: Milk production is supply and demand, so the less demand you put on it, the less you will make. Just like when you started it took a couple of days to come in, it's going to take a couple of days to ease away. Decreasing the blood flow with cold packs, cold towels, tight bras or even tight ace banage wraps will all help, but you also have to give it some time. Take pain med if it helps. ...Read more

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I want to quit breastfeeding because I have to work, &and i will start to. Smoke again while working i know, but can I still feed baby at night ?

I want to quit breastfeeding because I have to work, &and i will start to. Smoke again while working i know, but can I still feed baby at night ?

Sure: I would suggest to use breast pump in the morning, refrigerate, and use during the daytime beside the direct breastfeeding at night. That way, breast milk will not dry up too soon. ...Read more

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Im breastfeeding but only at night because of my work, can I take a diet pills even if i breastfeed at night ?

Im breastfeeding but only at night because of my work, can I take a diet pills even if i breastfeed at night ?

No diet pills: I wouldn't. Diet pills can dehydrate you and in order to breast feed you should be drinking more fluids breast feeding alone may help you lose weight. ...Read more