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Can I eat sushi while breastfeeding?

Can I eat sushi while breastfeeding?

Yes: Sushi can be wonderful, healthful food during nursing. 3 health risks to know about 1) mercury. Some large fish, such as bluefin tuna can have high levels of mercury. You may want to minimize these choices. 2) parasites. Very rare in us. (<40 cases per year, mostly raw salmon or mackerel). Freezing, smoking, vinegar drops risk. 3) pufferfish. Fugu has potent poison if not prepared right. Why risk? ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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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 to eat swai fillets while breastfeeding?

Should Be: I am not aware of any proven problems. It is , i think, shark. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat medium rare beef with Marsala wine sauce when breastfeeding?

Is it safe to eat medium rare beef with Marsala wine sauce when breastfeeding?

Should be OK: If you're talking about a steak, it should be OK -- the outside is seared thoroughly. I would definitely suggest that if you are having ground beef that it is well done -- ground beef has the potential of bacteria within the ground beef if not cooked completely through. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat peanut butter while breastfeeding? Will it cause a peanut allergy?

Is it safe to eat peanut butter while breastfeeding? Will it cause a peanut allergy?

Loaded Question: The issue of eating pb during pregnancy and/ or while breast feeding is very controversial. The data as to whether this will result in more or less peanut allergy in the child is unclear. Having said that there are no general recommendations about not eat or eat pb during pregnancy / breast feeding. ...Read more

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Can i eat sushi while breast feeding ?

Can i eat sushi while breast feeding ?

Type of fish: You may wish to ascertain mercury levels in the fish. Fda provides guidance on this subject. Consult this site for more info. http://www.americanpregnancy.org/pregnancyhealth/fishmercury.htm. ...Read more

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Plz suggest me contraceptive pills which is safe bcz m breastfeeding my baby. And not on a regular basis which I have to eat monthly or after periods?

Plz suggest me contraceptive pills which is safe bcz m breastfeeding my baby. And not on a regular basis which I have to eat monthly or after periods?

Progestin: A progestin- only (no estrogen) birth control would probably be best with you breastfeeding. There is a progestin-only pill, but if you don't want to take a daily pill, you can get a Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot every 3 months. Implants like Implanon or an IUD would also be good choices if you want long-term birth control. ...Read more

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Hi, I am 16 weeks pregnant & breastfeeding my 11 month old. Is it safe for me to eat poppy seeds?

Hi, I am 16 weeks pregnant & breastfeeding my 11 month old. Is it safe for me to eat poppy seeds?

Stop breastfeeding.: There are risks of prematurity and poor fetal growth if you breastfeed while pregnant - stop this asap. Poppy seeds are not contraindicated. ...Read more

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