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Sushi While Nursing
Can i eat fish and sushi while nursing? Is there any i can't have or that could affect my supply? I'm 7-1/2weeks postpartum
Eat in moderation: Eating sushi while you are breastfeeding is safer than when you are pregnant, but you should still limit the amount of fish that you eat with high levels of mercury including mackerel and tuna. Ahi tuna has higher levels of mercury than albacore or yellowfin. Shrimp, scallops, salmon and squid have lower levels of mercury. ...Read more
Probably: Just be careful not to eat too much because fish such as tuna can contain mercury. Don't exceed 1 serving of tuna per week while nursing. Other fish which may have mercury include swordfish and salmon. ...Read more
As another: As another doctor, dr gregory mosolf, put it: "just be careful not to eat too much because fish such as tuna can contain mercury. Don't exceed 1 serving of tuna per week while nursing. Other fish which may have mercury include swordfish and salmon.". ...Read more
Breastfeed prep: First thing is to find a local prenatal breastfeeding class so you know what to expect and some basic positioning and latching tips. Then, about a month before due date start some gentle manipulation of the nipples, including rubbing with a terry cloth towel to start to toughen the skin. Leave nipples open to air daily. plan where and how you'll handle nursing once you're home. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: This is normal. Most of this is likely true feeding and necessary but some babies will use breastfeeding s a pacifier. Essentially true feeding is vigorous and consistent. Suck, suck, breath... Pacifying feeding is 30-40 minutes later and more like suck, snooooooooze, suck, snoooooze. During this phase of feeding baby isnt eating, just pacifying. That feeding can be stopped. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the factors that need to be considered in determining whether or not someone needs to go to a skilled nursing facility?
24/7 care: the key thing is not able to maintain independently - medications, self care, daily routine such as bathing, clothing, toileting, household activities, lack of availability to provide supervision, lack of financial resource available, lack of family commitment to care for and the distance between two locations. Security of health and safety are another factors ...Read more
Vitamins: When supplemental Vitamin A is added to the prenatal vitamin, overdose can occur in as little as 4 times the regular dose. If Vitamin A is consumed in amounts greater than 10,000 IUs, liver toxicity or fetal birth defects can occur. High dose vitamin E in women were 70% more likely to give birth to a baby with a heart defect. Be careful which vitamins you take. ...Read more
Elevation: Non-drug interventions for lower extremity edema are all about increasing flow of lymph fluid back to the heart. Elevating the limbs to, or above, the level of the heart will help. Also, compression with ACE wraps or compression stockings will help squeeze the fluid out of the tissue and also help stop it from accumulating. If you are having new or worsened swelling, please see your physician. ...Read more
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