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Mucinex Breastfeed Stool
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
Yes for a short time: Some small amounts of loperamide (imodium) may appear in breast milk. This is unlikely to adversely affect the baby particularly if used for a short time( at most 2 days).Keep to max dose of 4 tablets in 24 hrs (generally adult max is 8 tabs/24hrs). Drowsiness, constipation can occur.Drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration. See your doctor if diarrhea persist for more than 2 days. Take care. ...Read more
When to take 5m old to the dr? Productive coughx5 days, watery/red eyes, and snoring. No fever- acting, eating fine. Bottle fed breastmilk, formula.
Fever or concern: If your baby has a cough, but is eating and sleeping well, doesn't have a fever over 101, and doesn't have other symptoms, you can usually watch him for a few days. Give him extra fluids, clean his nose with saline and a suction bulb, and run a cool mist humidifier. If he is running fever, acting sicker, or you are concerned, have him checked by your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ok for breastfeeding mother to take ducolax or miralax (polyethylene glycol)? Baby is 13 weeks. If not, what stool softening med is safe?
Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is safe: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a safe and effective stool softener for breastfeeding mothers. There is little to no systemic absorption of this medication. To help with issues of constipation also suggest increased exercise, increased hydration with water, and a balanced diet with lots of fruits, vegetables, and items high in fiber. ...Read more
4wk old /c bright green mucuousy pooh, about a tbsp. Breastfeed, normally have mustard yellow stool. No temp , baby feeding well. Concern?
If really needed : While you can use that medication while pregnant you should not take any medication unless necessary and you know you tolerate it. Any illness while pregnant you be taken seriously and the best course is to see a medical provider to ensure nothing more serious. A good lung exam can help confirm the cough is just bronchitis or even post nasal drip vs pneumonia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breast Milk Supply: Active ingredient is gaufenisin- which will not effect milk supply. However the dosage of guafenisin in Robitussin (guaifenesin) is low and not shown to be clinically effective. American college of chest physicians discourages the use of any over the counter cough medications as they are all ineffective. ...Read more
8month old baby diarrheal 6-7times/day for 6 days. Diarrheal after breast milk fed. Now only fed baby breast milk. No virus. Y diarrheal for so long?
Beware of dehydratio: Initially, the most important thing to worry about is not to allow your child to get dehydrated . Watch for urine production, presence of tears and moisture of the mouth, as well as signs of decreased activity and excessive somnolence. Continue breast feeding, offer additional oral rehydration fluids. If signs of dehydration or no improvement, seek medical attention as soon as possible. ...Read more
Robitussin&breast fe: While it is considerd safe for a breast feeding mother to take robitussin, (guaifenesin) you have to be aware that it decreases milk production, so if you are taking this med, make sure the baby is getting enough milk, if not than supplement for a short peroiod with formula.But it is the safest of all the cough meds to take. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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15 mnth old blood stools, diarrhea since 3 days used cefixime 30 ml twice for 3days, fever subsided, kid active but bloody stools persist,not eating.
Needs evaluation: I don't take chances with kids - and bloody stool is something that definitely needs evaluation by a doctor. A good place to start with the evaluation is a stool culture - which should reveal what 'germ' is responsible for this... that will help direct the choice of antibiotics. A doctor needs to see your child to make sure 'not too much' blood has been lost. There are other reasons for bloody BMs ...Read more
Bm 2/4. Take miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily w/ colace. Dr prescribed laxative did not help and w/ enema just got out blood tinged mucus? Appt tomorrow.
See Doctor...: I'm glad you are going to see your doctor tomorrow. It sounds like you are struggling with constipation and have tried MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) + colace stool softner and a enema without results. The blood tinged mucous is probably from enema tip trauma to the rectal walls. In the meantime i'd suggest you drink a chilled bottle of magnesium citrate followed by a few glasses of water. Good luck. ...Read more
10 month old poops 4-5 times a day and her stool is watery. She's formula fed and takes cerelac maize cereal. No temperature.
Intolerance: Watery stools are sometimes a sign of difficulty processing the feed. A frequent cause is the lactose sugar in most traditional formulas.A scorch like diaper rash is often present.Substitution with a lactose free formula may solve the problem within 3-4 days.Other agents like juices can also do it. Discuss with the kids doc at a regular checkup. ...Read more
Newborn had only 2 bowel movements. Taking simethicone after feedings. Lots of gas, fussiness, crying. Supplementing breast milk with similac.
Fussiness: Breast fe babies can have a stool with each feeding, once a, day or can go as pong as a week without having one. They maybet fussy as the week progresses. Try burping your infant frequently If he seems to be constipated you may give him formula with 1-2 tablespoons with dark Karo syrup ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer