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Doctor insights on: Taking Herbalife While Breastfeeding

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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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Should I stop taking my antidepressants while breastfeeding?

Ask your Dr.: There is no simple answer to this question. Many mothers do take antidepressants while breastfeeding, some antidepressant drugs are thought better than others for breastfeeding. It makes a difference how long you have been on meds, how bad your depression was, and how old and healthy your infant is. Too often drs just say "give a bottle." and this is not the best for the baby and mom. ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding. Will taking medicine for migraines hurt my baby?

I am breastfeeding. Will taking medicine for migraines hurt my baby?

Depends on the meds: It totally depends on the medications you take to treat your migraines and the associated symptoms. Some may enter the breast milk, some may not. This would best be answered by consulting about your specific meds with your OB and your pediatric physician, maybe even your pharmacist. ...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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