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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. James Krick
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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 receive celestone steroid epidural injection in the neck while breastfeeding? How long should you wait to breastfeed after a treatment?

Is it safe to receive celestone steroid epidural injection in the neck while breastfeeding? How long should you wait to breastfeed after a treatment?

Short term use fine: A single injection is generally not considered a contraindication for BF. Steroids are stress hormones we make naturally & are sometimes given to infants. No delay is required. This is a long acting product that will remain in effect over several days. ...Read more

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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

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Is it safe to breastfeeding after breast silicon injection?

Is it safe to breastfeeding after breast silicon injection?

Breastfeeding: Many women try to breastfeed after breast implants, but you should check with your gyn directly to be sure that your situation is safe. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about it's like to take steroid suppositories for hemorrhoids while breast feeding.?

Can you tell me about it's like to take steroid suppositories for hemorrhoids while breast feeding.?

Hemorrhoids: The steroid suppositories should have strictly a local effect and decrease inflammation and itching. There are local numbing medicines you can get if that doesn't give you sufficient relief. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding. Had a local anaesthetic injection during dental filling work. Had distorted vision, numb tongue immediately after injection. Why?

Breastfeeding. Had a local anaesthetic injection during dental filling work. Had distorted vision, numb tongue immediately after injection. Why?

Likely two different: Things happened, injection directly into a small artery can cause a vision change temporarily; injection very close to or into part of the lingual nerve route will cause the side of the tongue to go numb immediately. All should resolve with time. ...Read more

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I am on extended breastfeeding, is it safe to get steroid shots on my hurting knees? Showed some wear and arthritis on my xrays - please advise. Thank yo

I am on extended breastfeeding, is it safe to get steroid shots on my hurting knees? Showed some wear and arthritis on my xrays - please advise. Thank yo

Okay: Steroids injections into the knee done no more frequently than every three months are generally safe during breastfeeding. Very little steroid gets into your breast milk. Oral medications for osteoarthritis need to be okayed by your OB or the doctor prescribing them. I prefer to advocate weight loss or weight control, modest exercise such as walking as long as it doesn't worsen the knee pain. ...Read more

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Is breastfeeding hard?

Is breastfeeding hard?

No: Breastfeeding is not hard, but like learning to walk, takes some effort and practice. If you are contemplating breast feeding, see you baby's future pediatrician early in the 2nd trimester, for a breast exam and guidance tailored to you. Pediatricians will be working with you and baby, and it can be a great advantage to utilize their expertise proactively. ...Read more

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Any tips on breastfeeding?

Any tips on breastfeeding?

Expectations: Great advice. I'll add that it can take a good month to get the hang of this new task. Many moms think they should be pros right away. If this sounds like you, adjust your expectations and give yourself time. Lactation consultants are also a great resource. ...Read more

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Should I stop breastfeeding?

Should I stop breastfeeding?

No: Only if there are medical reasons to. If you discover you have an underlying medical problem (such as hiv) that can be transferred to your baby through breastmilk, it is wise to discontinue nursing. Certain medications may also enter the breastmilk and pose a health risk to your baby. Otherwise, unless physically or emotionally unable to, breastfeeding should be continued despite minor illness. ...Read more

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What is breastfeeding on demand?

What is breastfeeding on demand?

Feeding when hungry: Breastfeeding on demand means tuning into a baby's hunger cues and feeding her when she starts "telling" you she is hungry. Look for alert periods, smacking lips, making sucking sounds, turning toward the breast, or sucking on her hand as hunger cues. Once a baby starts crying, she is usually really hungry. Breastfeeding on demand is a wonderful way to naturally build up a great milk supply. ...Read more

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Afraid of stopping breastfeeding?

Afraid of stopping breastfeeding?

Why?: Breast feeding is both nutrition and nurturing and a kid gets something from both. After 8 months, the nutritional superiority begins to fade as other foods are added. The nurturing may fill a need for you both, and you can take cues from baby on when to let go. If you have to chase baby down to feed, or the kid finished quickly and wants to leave, its time to wean. If not, continue. ...Read more

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What will breastfeeding feel like?

What will breastfeeding feel like?

Not Painful: As a mother of two who breastfed both of my children, I can tell you that the first few days are an adjustment period. The key to remember is that it should not hurt. The initial latching on may be uncomfortable but once the let down happens it not painful. To learn more about breastfeeding try reading: the womanly art of breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Will I have trouble breastfeeding?

Will I have trouble breastfeeding?

Yes: At the beginning, with your first baby, breastfeeding -- although natural -- will not come naturally. It will take a few days of time and effort and help. But you can do it, and it is one of the best things you can do for baby and for yourself. Don't be shy in taking advantage of skilled nurses and lactation consultants (lc) after birth, and get referrals to lc for after discharge home. ...Read more

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Is it ok to diet while breastfeeding?

Is it ok to diet while breastfeeding?

No: You should be eating a very well rounded, well balanced healthy diet for your health and your baby. ...Read more

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Is 200mg flagl ok when breastfeeding?

Yes: This medication is considered safe during breastfeeding and provides no risk to the baby. ...Read more

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Can I have albacore while breastfeeding?

Can I have albacore while breastfeeding?

Albacore okay: Yes it is fine to have 6 ozs of albacore tuna per week while breastfeeding. The reason for limitation is due to concerns re mercury content of certain fishes including albacore. Fish is an excellent source of omega-3s. Low mercury containing fish include salmon, trout, anchovies, herring, sardines, and shad. ...Read more

Dr. Foead Geula
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