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Doctor insights on: Steroid Injections And Breastfeeding

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I am getting steroid injections in my back is it safe to continue breastfeeding?

I am getting steroid injections in my back is it safe to continue breastfeeding?

Let me explain: Prednisolone is excreted in small amounts into breast milk. However, systemic effects in the infant are unlikely with doses of up to 40mg of Prednisolone or equivalent; infants should be monitored for adrenal suppression if the mothers are taking a higher dose. Most of the time the dose for injection is 40 mg. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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 be breastfeeding after being injected with steroids on the legs?

Is it safe to be breastfeeding after being injected with steroids on the legs?

Probably: If just one injection, if continuing with legally prescribed nonanabolic steroids, consult your board certified pediatrician, along with the exact name of the steroid. ...Read more

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I have large nasal polyp obstructs air. Can't take steroid spray for I am breastfeeding. Feels like sinuses are clogged. No insurance can't afford ent?

I have large nasal polyp obstructs air. Can't take steroid spray for I am breastfeeding. Feels like sinuses are clogged. No insurance can't afford ent?

Use the nasal spray: Nasal steroid sprays are considered safe for breastfeeding mothers. The steroid is at a minimal amount and transfer into the milk has been negligible.See hale t;medications and mothers milk, 15ed, 2012. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get epidural injections while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to get epidural injections while breastfeeding?

Usually: The procedure is safe but check with the doctor regarding the medication safety for breast feeding. ...Read more

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Am breastfeeding my 6 months old baby can I have butt injection to make it look bigger?Can it affect my baby

Am breastfeeding my 6 months old baby can I have butt injection to make it look bigger?Can it affect my baby

Buttock lift: There is plastic surgery available to help with buttocks enhancement. The surgery wouldn't affect breast feeding, but the drugs used during and after surgery might require a short break from nursing. You can store breast milk for that purpose. ...Read more

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Pet scan and 2 injections of thyroglobulin and i'm still breastfeeding how can I stop? My son is 19mns he doesn't need it just wants it

Pet scan and 2 injections of thyroglobulin and i'm still breastfeeding how can I stop? My son is 19mns he doesn't need it just wants it

Weaning: It is always hard to wean a child if they are breastfeeding for comfort, but the best thing to do is explain to him in simple terms that he is a big boy now, and be consistent- do not say yes one day and no the next. Cold turkey. He will cry but he will get over it. Buy him a little present for being a big boy-. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take enoxaparin sodium injections while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take enoxaparin sodium injections while breastfeeding?

Probably yes: Heparin, whether fractioanted or unfractionated are relatively safe as compared to oral agents like warfarin , etc. Of course your pediatrician is he best source of info on this subject. ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Albers
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