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Is it safe to use KY his and hers lubricant during pregnancy? The box says avoid use if pregnant or breastfeeding unless prescribed by Doctor. I have preeclampsia and just want to be safe.

Is it safe to use KY his and hers lubricant during pregnancy? The box says avoid use if pregnant or breastfeeding unless prescribed by Doctor. I have preeclampsia and just want to be safe.

Lubricants: Lubricants such as KY jelly are safe for use in pregnancy. You need to clarify with your doctor what your treatment plan is for preeclampsia. This is a much bigger issue. Usually people are on bedrest, in the hospital or require delivery when they have preeclampsia. You probably are not supposed to be having sex if sick with this disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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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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Which medications are safe during breastfeeding?

Which medications are safe during breastfeeding?

Some are, some not: You'll have to consult the prescriber for information on medication safety, i can't list them all here in a short answer. Definitely check on both OTC and prescription med safety before taking medications while nursing. ...Read more

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Is skinception safe to use during breastfeeding ?

Is skinception safe to use during breastfeeding
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Yes: It is safe to use but avoid getting it on the nipple. The baby probably will not like the taste and it is not supposed to be swallowed. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take collagen during breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take collagen during breastfeeding?

No problem : Collagen is basically protein & more or less just eating a different protein source like fish or tofu. ...Read more

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Is profractional laser safe during breastfeeding?

Is profractional laser safe during breastfeeding?

Wait until after: I generally recommend waiting until you are finished breastfeeding prior to having any procedures. There are no studies to show whether this is safe. Furthermore, because your hormones are at different levels during the postpartum period, you may be more likely to hyperpigment after a laser procedure if you were to do it while breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Is use of a basil essential oil safe during breastfeeding?

Is use of a basil essential oil safe during breastfeeding?

Yes: Apparently it increases your milk supply! http://naturallivingmamma.Com/2012/08/03/how-to-boost-breast-milk-production-with-essential-oils/. ...Read more

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I want to know the safest diuretic during breastfeeding,have edema and want to know what is really safe?

I want to know the safest diuretic during breastfeeding,have edema and want to know what is really safe?

Best diuretic in pg: 30 from DK asks safest diuretic when breastfeeding I have edema. No diuretic is 100% safe in breast feeding as they have never been formally tested for safety in pregnancy. Almost certainly your edema is caused by eating more salt than you can get rid of. Or something else. First find out cause of edema. Then you will know how to treat it. How 2 know if 2 much salt n diet? Cut down Na & observe. ...Read more

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Hi. I am 32 years old and breastfeeding my 4 month old daughter. My question is, it is safe to take collagen during breastfeeding? Would this suppleme

Open to discussion: Collagen is a source of protein and theoretically it should cause no problem. However, we dont know what long term effect it might have on the infant. I would discuss the problem with your ob. ...Read more