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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

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

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Is sushi ok for nursing baby?

Is sushi ok for nursing baby?

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

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Is it safe to eat cooked sushi rolls when nursing?

Is it safe to eat cooked sushi rolls when nursing?

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

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How do I prepare for nursing?

How do I prepare for nursing?

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 more

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What is the best nursing cover?

What is the best nursing cover?

Preference varies: Many women have personal preferences in this regard, but i like the bebe au lait/hooter hiders brand. ...Read more

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My baby is constantly nursing. Is this normal?

My baby is constantly nursing. Is this normal?

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 more

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What is the best diet to be on if I am nursing?

What is the best diet to be on if I am nursing?

Eat healthy: Your overall health is most important. Eat healthy, sleep well and excercise. Do not smoke and light on alcohol. Your baby is bonding with you and needs you in good health. Breast milk is only a small part of that process. ...Read more

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What are the factors that need to be considered in determining whether or not someone needs to go to a skilled nursing facility?

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

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Is herbalife safe while nursing?

Is herbalife safe while nursing?

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

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What is nursing intervention of edema?

What is nursing intervention of edema?

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