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Hi. I know that raw cabbage is not recommended for lactating mothers. Will fried cabbage (onion, broccoli) affect my baby?

Hi. I know that raw cabbage is not recommended for lactating mothers. Will fried cabbage (onion, broccoli) affect my baby?

It can: Cabbage is one of the bigger no-no's, raw or cooked, as well as cruciferous veggies (broccoli, brussel sprouts, asparagus), onions, garlic, caffeine, spicy foods, and large amounts of dairy or tomatoes. Not everything affects everybody though, and some are affected by weird things, like almonds or even the gas drops themselves. ...Read more

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Can lactating mothers take Flagyl?

Can lactating mothers take Flagyl?

AAP & Flagyl: Metronidazole (Flagyl) is rated by the AAP as a drug whose effect on infants is unknown, but it may be of concern because older studies found its use in pregnancy to be associated with mutagenicity. Nevertheless, the amount transferred to the infant through breast milk is much lower than the therapeutic dosage for infants, and no adverse effects have been reported from exposure through breast milk ...Read more

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Is the buscopan tab safe for lactating mother ?

Is the buscopan tab safe for lactating mother ?

Relatively: This anticholinergic is considered relatively safe during lactation when used at regular doses. It was once used in babies with colic but stopped due to a variety of side effects. These have not been seen as an issue if mom uses it during breast feeding.See.Hale t, "medications and mothers milk" 15ed, 2012. ...Read more

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Can a lactating mother use Zoloft (sertraline) tablets?

Can a lactating mother use Zoloft (sertraline) tablets?

Zoloft (sertraline): Not advised, due to zoloft (sertraline) being transmitted in breast milk, hence possible side-effects to baby. ...Read more

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My wife is a lactating mother who generally doesn't get much sleep and she's always complaining of dizziness and pains in body. Whats the cause?

My wife is a lactating mother who generally doesn't get much sleep and she's always complaining of dizziness and pains in body. Whats the cause?

Consider depression: I agree that dehydration is the most common reason for symptoms like these in a nursing mother, but post-partum depression can also present with physical complaints. If pushingg fluids and eating well isn't helping then consider this as a possible cause. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a lactating mother to take glutathione while breastfeeding?

Is it safe for a lactating mother to take glutathione while breastfeeding?

Unknown: I can't find any data that looks at the use/safety of glutathione in lactating women. Sorry I can't be of more help. ...Read more

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What are the effects of high blood sugar (200+) in a lactating mother, on her infant child? Does high blood sugar = sweeter milk?

What are the effects of high blood sugar (200+) in a lactating mother, on her infant child? Does high blood sugar = sweeter milk?

Haven't heard data: Haven't heard any data on that. Since milk production is a living process, it is reasonable to suspect that the lactose (a combination of glucose & galactose sugars) might increase if mom's blood glucose rises above a certain excessive level, and to suspect that glucose might "leak" into breastmilk if mom's glucose level is over some threshold level. Don't know if any researcher has milk this way. ...Read more