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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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 take lorazepam while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take lorazepam while breastfeeding?

Not for the baby : Lorazepam is secreted in breast milk and therefore will affect your baby. May result in difficulty with breathing, slow heart rate and drowsiness in your baby. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Theraflu while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take Theraflu while breastfeeding?

Avoid using Theraflu: Theraflu contains phenylephrine and chlorpheniramine that may interfere with breast milk supply. Avoid using other antihistamines and decongestants such as pseudoephrine that may also interfere with breast milk supply. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Valium while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take Valium while breastfeeding?

Can affect baby: Most medications have the ability to be passed via breastmilk and you should really think about this and only take meds that are absolutely necessary. If you feel that you must take this med regularly you should contemplate stopping breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take fluconazole while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take fluconazole while breastfeeding?

Probably: There does not seem to be adequate literature to assess the risk of Fluconazole exposure from breastmilk on infants so caution is advised. However, Fluconazole is a drug given to neonates to treat candida. When measuring the amount of the drug excreted in breastmilk it has been found to be less than the prescribed neonatal dose so it is probably safe. Info can be found on drugs.Com/breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take amox/clav while breastfeeding?

Yes: There are relatively few medications for which you should interrupt breastfeeding. It is important to balance the benefit of the medication against the risk of it getting into the baby. Breastfeeding is SO valuable, and the risks are SO small to the baby, you can skip worrying about this--go ahead & take your Augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) & feel better! ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) when breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) when breastfeeding?

Yes,but: Something like Allegra or Claritin (loratadine) would have less effect on the milk volume you make and would not cause sedation in the baby. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take simvastatin while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take simvastatin while breastfeeding?

No: Simvistatin, the generic name for zocor, (simvastatin) is one of a class of drugs called "statins" which are used to lower cholesterol, and, specifically, ldl. It is strongly recommended to stop using this class of medication during pregnancy and nursing. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) while pregnant?

Is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) while pregnant?

Yes: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is considered safe in pregnancy. Some people take it for congestion or allergies. It can make folks sleepy however. If you have trouble sleeping, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may be a big help. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take laxatives while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take laxatives while breastfeeding?

Laxatives: Yes so long as there is no ingredient in the laxative mixture that can be secreted in the breast milk. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Bcaa's while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take Bcaa's while breastfeeding?

Unknown: Branched chain amino acid supplements have not been studied in breastfeeding women to scientifically be able to state that their use is safe. The benefits of BRCAA supplement are not well proven either. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take lorazepam while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take lorazepam while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Risk/benefit: Generally try to avoid in the 1st trimester, though the risk of cleft palate and lip may be less than once thought. Safe in the 2nd and 3rd trimester, with high doses maybe some risk of decreased muscle tone/slowed breathing (rare). There is a risk of preterm labor and low birthweight infants, as well as pre-eclampsia in anxiety disorders. Please see mass general's women's mental health page! ...Read more

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Is it ok to take pimozide while breastfeeding?

Is it ok to take pimozide while breastfeeding?

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 more

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Is it safe to take pantodac while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take pantodac while breastfeeding?

FDA web stated:: "Limited information indicates that maternal pantoprazole doses of 40 mg daily produce low levels in milk and would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed infants". It means: shouldn't hurt. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take allergy medicine while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take allergy medicine while breastfeeding?

Not recommended: These medications are not recommended while breastfeeding as they can significantly decrease your breast milk supply. I would suggest nasal rinses and avoidance of allergens whenever possible. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take vitex while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take vitex while breastfeeding?

Probably: I assume you speak of the flowering plant. The transfer to the baby should be minimal if any but those types of supplements do not undergo vigorous safety data analysis, i would avoid it unless u have 2 have it b/c of the lack of data. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take zzquil while pregnant?

Is it safe to take zzquil while pregnant?

Probably safe: Zzzquil basically contains diphenhydramine (benadryl) and alcohol. Diphenhydramine is categorized as a class B drug for pregnant women (May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk with no available human studies, or animal studies show minor risks and human studies showed no risk.) Most class B drugs are considered relatively safe in pregnancy. With normal dosing, alcohol negligible. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take phenoxybenzamine while breastfeeding?

Is it ok to take phenoxybenzamine while breastfeeding?

No: There are no controlled studies in breastfeeding mother yet, however, the potential risk of side effects to a breastfed infant is there. ...Read more

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Is zytrec safe to take while breastfeeding?

Is zytrec safe to take while breastfeeding?

Before bedtime: Yes, but take it at night before bedtime in case it makes you drowsy during the day. ...Read more

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Diphenhydramine (Definition)

Diphenhydramine is a sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more


Benadryl (Definition)

Diphenhydramine is a sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more