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Dr. Gerald Mandell
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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 sleeping pills while pregnant?

Is it safe to take sleeping pills while pregnant?

No: It really depends on what kind. Some are relatively safe and nonaddictive. Some are not as safe and potentially addictive. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take water pill while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take water pill while breastfeeding?

Depends on which one: Hydrochlorothiazide, triamterene, & Amiloride do not cause birth defects per some studies. Older studies raised concerns that thiazide diuretics might cause thrombocytopenia, but subsequent studies have shown that there is no decrease in platelets. Altho diuretics do affect the plasma volume expansion of normal pregnancy, this has not been correlated with a negative effect on fetal growth. [nih]. ...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 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 atripla while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take atripla while pregnant or breastfeeding?

No for breastfeeding: Atripla is used to treat hiv. According to the current recommendations in the United States, mothers who are HIV positive are advised not to breastfeed. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take qvar while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take qvar while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: Qvar is an inhaler steroid used to treat asthma. It is one of the preferred steroids for used in pregnancy noted by the american college of ob/gyn. Minimal amounts make it to the breast milk, and it should not be a problem for the baby if used while breast feeding. ...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 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 prednisone while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take prednisone while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: If you have a condition that your doctor thinks Prednisone is necessary to treat, it is safe during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take quinapril-hydrochlorothiazide while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take quinapril-hydrochlorothiazide while pregnant or breastfeeding?

No!: Quinapril can cause birth defects. Please tell your doctor if you are planning a pregnancy so that you can switch to another medication. None of the ace inhibitors are safe in pregnancy (many of them end in "-pril"). Only small amounts are in breastmilk, but i would consider another blood pressure medicine during nursing. ...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 albuterol while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take albuterol while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: Albuterol is safe to use as directed during pregnancy if you have been previously prescribed this for asthma. It is typically only used for acute asthma exacerbations. Please discuss with your physician if your asthma becomes more difficult to control during your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to breastfeed while taking trileptal?

Is it safe to breastfeed while taking trileptal?

Not best idea: Oxcarbezine is an older anti-seizure medication which has many adverse effects, and likely does get into breast milk in substantial amounts. Can affect sodium levels, and cause liver abnormalities. Would suggest discussion with your obstetrician and pediatrician, and figure out the best course. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take risperidone while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take risperidone while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Maybe: Resperidone is a very potent medication used for some forms of mental illness. In women who need it, it may need to be taken during pregnancy and they may be counseled to avoid breastfeeding. Bables born to mothers on respiradol may have some withdrawl symptoms at birth. Talk to your doctor before stopping respiradol, or if you are considering pregnancy and you take it. ...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 propylthiouracil while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take propylthiouracil while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: Propylthiouracil (ptu) is the preferred treatment for hyperthyroidism like grave's disease during pregnancy and nursing. Thyroid hormone levels need to be monitored closely as they can change during pregnancy. The alternative, Methimazole is recommended for non-pregnant or nursing patients. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more