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Doctor insights on: Is L Glutamine Safe For Nursing Mothers

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Is safe for nursing mothers to drink GNC womens ultra mega?

Is safe for nursing mothers to drink GNC womens ultra mega?

Not proven safe: The extraordinarily large doses of the vitamins in this product can result in high blood levels, which in turn can mean excessive levels in breast milk. The caffeine component is also passed through breastmilk. Experts recommend minimizing caffeine use in breastfeeding mothers. Stick to a regular prenatal vitamin and a healthy diet and exericse until your child has weaned. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have fish oil for nursing mother? Which one is the best brand?

Is it safe to have fish oil for nursing mother? Which one is the best brand?

Safe and recommended: Not only is fish oil safe, but highly recommended as the best source of dha in breast milk, which is important for the health of your baby's brain & eyes.
There is no single best brand but I recommend brands that have undergone "pharmaceutical-grade molecular distillation" to remove toxins & which are emulsified to improve digestion. Good brands include nordic naturals, pharmax, designs for health. ...Read more

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Is laser tooth whitening safe for everyone? I've read that mothers who are nursing maybe shouldn't have laser tooth whitening done, but I'm curious as to what can happen. Is it bad for the baby, or bad for the mother? .

Is laser tooth whitening safe for everyone? I've read that mothers who are nursing maybe shouldn't have laser tooth whitening done, but I'm curious as to what can happen. Is it bad for the baby, or bad for the mother? .

There: There is not enough data showing that bleaching your teeth will pose a significant risk to you or your baby. Unfortunately, we don't have enough data to say it's safe, either.

The peroxide used in bleaching causes an oxidative process, and we know that oxidation can be harmful to tissues and cells. It is usually not a problem for adults, but how it affects infants is unknown.

For that reason, women who are nursing should not have their teeth bleached. ...Read more

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Am a nursing mother for a 3 weeks old baby girl, I'm suffering from BV since 10days ago, is it safe to use flagyl while I am BF MY BABY?

Am a nursing mother for a 3 weeks old baby girl, I'm suffering from BV since 10days ago, is it safe to use flagyl while I am BF MY BABY?

Yes: This is considered about ass safe as it gets for use during breastfeeding.Whether it is taken by mouth or used as a vaginal gel, it is absorbed & some passes to baby. Multiple studies have shown no negative effect on the kid. Use as needed. ...Read more

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Hello, I'm a nursing mother now I have a muscular problem can I use "Chlorzoxazone" relaxon, is it safe with breast feeding?!

Hello, I'm a nursing mother now I have a muscular problem can I use "Chlorzoxazone" relaxon, is it safe with breast feeding?!

Mess and breast: Speak to the provider who prescribed this as there is no data on the excretion of chlorzoxazone into breast milk which would make it unsafe to use while nursing ...Read more

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Is it safe for a nursing baby and reasonable for the mother to get lasik eye surgery if she has had no change in her eye prescription from pregnancy?

Is it safe for a nursing baby and reasonable for the mother to get lasik eye surgery if she has had no change in her eye prescription from pregnancy?

Wait 6-8 weeks after: It is generally recommended to wait 6-8 weeks after completion of delivery and breastfeeding and for your prescription to be stable. ...Read more

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Is ginseng safe for pregnant women or nursing mothers

Is ginseng safe for pregnant women or nursing mothers

No: There are many types of ginseng -- asian, chinese, siberian, american, etc. But a few types of asian/eastern ginseng have been shown to cause birth defects in animal pregnancies.
So...Very high risk for very low reward. ...Read more

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Is it safe for pregnant women or nursing mothers to take manganese?

Is it safe for pregnant women or nursing mothers to take manganese?

Yes: Manganese as a supplement is safe. Taking an additional manganese supplement is not usually needed for pregnant or breastfeeding women. ...Read more

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Why is horsetail tea bad for nursing mothers?

Why is horsetail tea bad for nursing mothers?

Couple of reasons:: Horsetail contains some nicotine, which is not good for kids (or adults). Also, like other herbal supplements, there are no large studies showing risks and benefits in anyone, and none in kids. Lastly, herbal supplements are not regulated by the FDA and can be poor quality, contain contaminants, or other junk. Don't risk it.
See a great resource for herbs & supplements: <a href="http://tinyurl. C ...Read more

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Is omega3 good for a nursing mother?

Is omega3 good for a nursing mother?

Omega3: Omega3 is an important nutrient for nursing mothers. Around300 mg per day is required. The omega 3 isimportant in the infants brain development. ...Read more

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When should nursing mothers expect to get their period?

When should nursing mothers expect to get their period?

1st Menses nursing: Nursing 5-6x's/day for 10 min or more is likely to delay ovulation and menses at least 5-6 mos. This is used in the poorer areas of the world as a contraceptive, and it works fairly well. Since a woman can conceive while nursing before her first menses occurs. It's wise to use barrier contraception while nursing. ...Read more

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During nursing, what the mother should eat?

During nursing, what the mother should eat?

Well rounded diet: Make sure to get enough protein, enough vitamin d and iron containing foods. Most important is enough fluids - about 80-100 ounces a day. Then things to avoid - undercooked meats, caffeine, high sugar or slat containing foods, raw fish/seafood/eggs. Calorie intake should be about 20% higher than before pregnancy. Water, water more water! ...Read more

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What malaria medcine should be given to a nursing mother?

What malaria medcine should be given to a nursing mother?

What kind Malaria?: How ill is she? What has been tried? How critical is that she breastfeed? Can she temporarily pump and dump the milk? The doctor at the scene needs to help you make these very important decisions--too many variables and too many drugs to give an answer in this tiny box. Choices do exist. The only outcome worth having is healthy mom, healthy baby. ...Read more

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Can a nursing mother take a dewormer?

Can a nursing mother take a dewormer?

Diatomaceous earth: Food grade diatomaceous earth is safe to use while breast feeding and is effective for many intestinal worms. Be sure it is labeled food grade as other grades may not be safe to consume. ...Read more

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What is a healthy diet plan for nursing mothers?

What is a healthy diet plan for nursing mothers?

Same as for others: See my blog for a comprehensive description of what a healthy diet looks like. You can cut and paste this link. Www. Mdprevent. Blogspot. Com. ...Read more

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What could be causing my mothers nausea in a nursing home?

What could be causing my mothers nausea in a nursing home?

Lots of things: Nausea is a common but non-specific symptom present in many diseases. Common causes in nursing home patients include medication side-effects, infections (pneumonia, uti, etc), gastritis, ulcers, gallstones, delayed gastric emptying, and heart disease to name a few. ...Read more

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Are there natural cold remedies for a nursing mother?

Are there natural cold remedies for a nursing mother?

Saline: I agree with Dr Wolfson's recommendations. I would add saline nose spray or use of a neti pot device with distilled water to help clean the nose out. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a nursing mother take an antimalarial?

Please tell me, could a nursing mother take an antimalarial?

Yes: Most antimalarials are secreted in very small amounts in the breast milk. Too small to cause the baby any harm. ...Read more

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What's the recommended cold medicine for a nursing mother? Thanks!

What's the recommended cold medicine for a nursing mother? Thanks!

Protecting Baby: When you are sick, you and your baby will almost always benefit from continuing to breastfeed. Avoid multi-symptom meds with multiple active ingredients. Decongestants like Pseudoephedrine are safe although very small amounts can be passed to baby and may minimally decrease milk production. Use dextromethorphan for cough. Antihistamines can cause sedation in infant. Avoid use of aspirin. ...Read more

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What can a nursing mother take for a fever?

What can a nursing mother take for a fever?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen: You may take tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen (motrin, advil) for fever or pain while you are nursing.

It is a good idea to ask your doctor to check before taking any medication while breast feeding. ...Read more

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What are the best drugs for treatment of conjuctivitis in nursing mother?

What are the best drugs for treatment of conjuctivitis in nursing mother?

Lubricants: A mild viral conjunctivitis can heal without medication. You could treat lubricants and just give it time to clear. If there are severe symptoms or significant discharge, medications may be necessary. Most topical antibiotics or steroids would be safe in a nursing mother, however, you could always clear it with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Can a nursing mother drink fresh ginger drink?

Can a nursing mother drink fresh ginger drink?

Ginger: Not much evidence available for ginger use during nursing. Ginger may prolong the blood clotting and increase bleeding potential. ...Read more

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How can I get my mother to eat more in the nursing home?

How can I get my mother to eat more in the nursing home?

Slow and Steady: Elderly often need a lot more time to complete a meal, so the old adage patience is a virtue never holds truer. Medications such as mitrazepine and megasterol can be considered with her doctor's approval. Matching diet consistencies with people's abilities such as lack of teeth, inability to chew are important considerations. Facility dieticians are often a great resource to tap into. ...Read more

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Is taking rosuvastatin, a medicine to lower cholesterol, harmful to nursing mothers?

Is taking rosuvastatin, a medicine to lower cholesterol, harmful to nursing mothers?

Unclear: Alghough the answer to your question is not completely known, statins (such as rosuvastatin) are contraindicated in pregnancy and in nursing mothers. I would avoid it completely while you are nursing. ...Read more

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How long should a mother wait after smoking a cigarette before nursing her baby again?

How long should a mother wait after smoking a cigarette before nursing her baby again?

Upside of smoking?: Your wish to protect your baby from the effects of smoking is admirable. Where is your wish to protect yourself? ...Read more

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What does it mean if I don't like the medication given to my mother in a nursing home?

Communication: First put down your thoughts about why you don't like the medication-side effects? Then make an appt with the doctor and discuss your concerns and ask for alternatives. ...Read more