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Is It Okay To Drink Alcohol If You Breastfeed
Not really, no: It's important to remember the baby will take in some or all of the substances you ingest, and alcohol damages brain cells as well as other tissues of the body. There is suggestion a small amount of alcohol won't cause a significant amount of harm, but that's asking how much micro damage are you willing to tolerate in your baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more
Not a great idea: Likely to feel dizzy, drowsy, confused. Definitely avoid driving! It may be ok, but prepare for these effects. Best to be very moderate! ...Read more
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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
No!: It is never ok to drink alcohol before surgery no matter how nervous you may legitimately feel. Alcohol makes the platelets less effective so you are more likely to bleed for a longer period of time during surgery. This raises the risk of complications. Also, alcohol can mess up your chemistry (electrolytes) which can cause problems with anesthesia & breathing support also increasing complications ...Read more
Is it safe to drink alcohol if you are taking clindamycin ? If so does the amount you drink make a difference?
Probably safe butttt: If you are on antibiotics, it is best not to be drinking while on the med and with an infection. Alcohol is a depressant and can affect the white cells via the bone marrow. One drink is not what I am referring to. It's just best to get well and then drink responsibly. ...Read more
Avoid if possible!: Sodas are unnecessary for anyone, let alone pregnant women and their unborn fetuses, they are not a source of vitamins nor nutrients of any use - they just provide sugar and caffeine - neither of which is advisable during pregnancy. So , it is ok to have some, but you would be better off if you had none. You decide! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Don't know, but...: Since there are no double-blind, randomized control trials to answer this question, can't tell you for sure. However, the question that I have is - since antibiotics are usually given only for a few days, if you don't feel like you can safely refrain from drinking alcohol for even that period, might you be struggling with an alcohol problem. Please discuss this with your doctor asap. ...Read more
Is it ok to drink alcohol while taking benalin cough&cold and if not what decongestant can I drink alcohol with?
Not recommended: Using dextromethorphan (active ingredient in benylin) together with alcohol can increase nervous system side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience impairment in thinking and judgment. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol. Don't risk hurting yourself, or others. Good health! ...Read more
Generally not: Fetal alcohol syndrome (fas) , which can cause growth problems, facial abnormalities and central nervous system issues in the newborn, is the result of maternal alcohol consumption during pregnancy. It is quite likely that FAS will only result from heavy and repeated drinking, but there is no certainty in that regard so all groups recommend against any alcohol from conception to birth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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