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Is it safe for me to drink caffeine while breastfeeding?

Is it safe for me to drink caffeine while breastfeeding?

Yes: A breastfeeding mom (with no past caffeine problems) may enjoy some caffeinated drinks after her baby is 2-3 months. During the first 2-3 months, a mom may be napping between baby feedings, so should avoid caffeine. Also, new babies may be more sensitive to the small amount of caffeine in breastmilk, compared to babies over 3 months. A mom can drink her caffeine after breastfeeding, to be safest. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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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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Is it safe for me to drink unpasteurized juices while pregnant?

Is it safe for me to drink unpasteurized juices while pregnant?

No, not safe: No, it's not safe. Look here: http://www.Cdc.Gov/foodborne/juice_spotlight.Htm. ...Read more

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Is monster safe to drink while breastfeeding?

Is monster safe to drink while breastfeeding?

No: Breastfeeding mothers can eat all things in moderation, but 'monster drinks' are not appropriate. They have way too much caffeine, and some contain additional products that may stimulate not only you, but baby too. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink alcohol while breastfeeding?

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Is it ok to drink alcohol while breastfeeding?

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 more

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Is it okay to have coke while breastfeeding?

Is it okay to have coke while breastfeeding?

Yes, occasionally: Coke has plenty of sugar and caffeine. Sugar is bad for you and you need to minimise its consumption. Too much caffeine will make you and your child hyperactive...So take a smaller quantity if you enjoy it and limit it to once in a while use only. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink wine while pregnant?

Is it safe to drink wine while pregnant?

NO!: It is very harmful to the health of your baby if you drink alcohol while you are pregnant. Make the small sacrifice these nine months to give your baby a lifetime of health. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink wine while pregnant?

Is it safe to drink wine while pregnant?

No: Absolutely not. Your body is the "temple" for the developing fetus and everything in your blood stream goes directly to the fetus. Moreover you run the risk of the fetal alcohol syndrome causing irreparable damage to the child. This is a major no-no for OB MD"s everywhere and should be for you too. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink beer while breastfeeding?

Is it okay to drink beer while breastfeeding?

I wouldn't: The alcohol in any drink you take will pass in the breast milk. After it passes to baby,it will eventually break down to formaldehyde and other toxic byproducts. Although most infants with alcohol effect were exposed to high levels during pregnancy, there is no level of exposure that is proven save to the developing infant brain.Much of the ADD we see today is thought to result from such exposur ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to drink beer while taking lovastatin?

Is it possible for me to drink beer while taking lovastatin?

Yes, but...: Just remember that Lovastatin is metabolized in the liver, which can be affected by alcohol. I would limit your drinking to no more than one alcoholic beverage per day. Be sure and tell you doctor so they can check your liver enzymes at your next blood draw. ...Read more

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Is it okay for me to drink beer while taking metronidazole?

Is it okay for me to drink beer while taking metronidazole?

Metronidazole: Do not drink alcohol while taking Metronidazole unless you want to feel as bad as you have ever felt in your life. This medication is similar to Antabuse (disulfiram) (to prevent alcoholics from drinking) and you will deeply regret having had that beer. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink caffeine while pregnant?

Is it ok to drink caffeine while pregnant?

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 more

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Is it best for me to drink whole milk while breastfeeding?

Is it best for me to drink whole milk while breastfeeding?

No: No, there is no need to drink whole milk during breastfeeding. The only difference is a higher fat content and that is unnecessary for the infant or you. However, any recommendation to pursue restriction diets is unfounded and dangerous. Several review studies (including a cochrane review) have shown that elimination diets do not definitively reduce allergy or colic. ...Read more

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It is safe to drink caffeine while taking an SSRI?

It is safe to drink caffeine while taking an SSRI?

Yes: I do not have any direct concerns for caffeine and an SSRI. I would generally recommend use of caffeine in moderation regardless and lowering if possible if concern for anxiety. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take paracetamol while drinking?

Is it safe to take paracetamol while drinking?

Paracetamol: Not a great idea, due to added irritant effect on your stomach. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink fiber while nursing?

Is it safe to drink fiber while nursing?

Fiber: Dietary fiber will help to keep your regular. Is it something specific that you were to going to take? ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink sprite while pregnant?

Is it safe to drink sprite while pregnant?

Yes, but consider: Taking in healthier calories (not empty calories). ...Read more