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If you have e. Coli diarrhea, can you pass it to your baby through breastfeeding?

If you have e. Coli diarrhea, can you pass it to your baby through breastfeeding?

No: Breast feeding is safe while you are having diarrhea. As a caveat, pay extra attention to proper hand hygiene. ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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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Do people ever pass genital herpes virus through breastfeeding?

Do people ever pass genital herpes virus through breastfeeding?

Yes.: If you have vesicles on your breast. It's ok to breastfeed when they are gone. ...Read more

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Is it possible to pass the genital herpes virus through breastfeeding?

Is it possible to pass the genital herpes virus through breastfeeding?

Not: Only germs that enter your blood have the potential to enter your breast milk.This one will not. This germ passes through direct skin to skin contact. ...Read more

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How many hours after taking Claritin (loratadine) should pass to resume breastfeeding?

How many hours after taking Claritin (loratadine) should pass to resume breastfeeding?

Zero/none: You can take it while you are in the act of feeding, or whenever. So little of it goes across than it is one of the meds you can take without worrying about timing. ...Read more

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Does added iron my own diet help my baby through my breastfeeding?

Does added iron my own diet help my baby through my breastfeeding?

Iron supplementation: No. Additional iron in your diet will not increase the iron content of your breast milk . The bioavailability of iron from breast milk is excellent and iron deficiency is almost never seen in exclusively or primarily breast fed infants. ...Read more

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Can postinor 2 affect my baby through breastfeeding? My baby is 11months.

Don't think so: Levonorgetrel, absolutely contraindicated during pregnancy, doesn't really have a documented effect on breastfeeding, ...Read more

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Can antibodies or immunity to mono be passed through breastfeeding? If so for how long does the immunity last?

Can antibodies or immunity to mono be passed through breastfeeding? If so for how long does the immunity last?

Not much: The IGG antibodies that develop after mono are not passed in significant quantities in breast milk.They do pass through the placenta, so that immunity is available for the first 3 months or so. BM antibodies are primarily IGA which helps stop any germs from getting through, but it is not as strong a deterrent as the IGG. ...Read more

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Not breastfeeding. Does breastmilk express itself once engorgement passes? And does it still dry up after its expressed itself out?

Not breastfeeding. Does breastmilk express itself once engorgement passes? And does it still dry up after its expressed itself out?

Active process: breast feeding is an active process from the first time a baby suckles. the nursing stimulates milk releasing hormones from the brain and the milk is formed and released to the baby. it takes the baby activrly milking the mom to express milk at each feeding. their are some women that actively secrete milk with stimulation such as a baby crying it will stop being produced when nursing is stopped ...Read more

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When do baby sleep through the night if breastfeeding?

When do baby sleep through the night if breastfeeding?

Varies: Babies vary on when they begin to sleep through the night. Breastfed babies often sleep an extended period within the 2-4 week after birth, but may still wake up at night for at least one feeding. Some people feel adding a little watery cereal at bedtime by spoon may help stretch the one long sleeeping time during the night, but it usually should not be started until about 3 mos. Of age. ...Read more

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How can I balance breastfeeding on demand and sleeping through the night?

How can I balance breastfeeding on demand and sleeping through the night?

Give it time: Newborns require frequent night time feedings, every 2-3 hours or risk hypoglycemia. Older infants will sleep through the night on their own and not demand feeding in a few months. Attempting to control this schedule ahead of time poses health risks to your baby, and interferes with your lactation establishment. Older infants who wake to nurse are likely nursing for comfort rather than need. ...Read more

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Why do infants cluster feed during breastfeeding? How to get through it easily? It can be frustrating. Sometimes baby wants to eat every hour for 5 hr

Why do infants cluster feed during breastfeeding? How to get through it easily? It can be frustrating. Sometimes baby wants to eat every hour for 5 hr

A TestofYour Breasts: Well, if it's a baby boy, it needs no explanation. But overall, this is not a worrisome event. Probably means that the baby is taking in small amounts intermittently either due to low milk flow or small swallows or both. Best not to worry and use it as a time to "bond" with him (or her). Usually ends my 1-3 months. If it doesn't or if there are obvious problems feeding, check with your doctor ...Read more

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Does a mothers blood sugar affect a baby through breastfeeding?

Does a mothers blood sugar affect a baby through breastfeeding?

Probably not: Are you wondering whether it would be a problem for a diabetic mother to breastfeed? The breastmilk may have elements from the blood serum but it is secreted in the milk ducts and not directly produced from blood serum. So I don't think mother's blood sugar will affect baby through breastfeeding ...Read more

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My breastfeeding 5 month baby constipated past 3 days and struggles, cries to pass poo but he couldn't still. Cries out while straining. Wat can I do?

My breastfeeding 5 month baby constipated past 3 days and struggles, cries to pass poo but he couldn't still. Cries out while straining. Wat can I do?

Constipation in: breast fed babies is uncommon but can occur transiently after introduction of new foods. Gentle rectal stimulation with a rectal thermometer or inflant glycerin suppository is usually effective. Persistent constipation, bloody discharge from the rectum, vomiting, abdominal distension and excessive pain warrant immediate evaluation by your pediatrician. ...Read more

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I changed a menstral cup at a water park and forgot to wash my hands before removal. Could i pick up an sti? I am breastfeeding and don't want pass it

I changed a menstral cup at a water park and forgot to wash my hands before removal. Could i pick up an sti? I am breastfeeding and don't want pass it

No: Sti transmission would require direct contact from one person to another person. You cannot get a sexually transmitted infection from pool water. You could get a common skin infection from not washing your hands and inserting them into your vagina, so good hygiene is important for that reason. ...Read more

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Can I pass Lyme disease onto my baby either in the womb or by breastfeeding?

Can I pass Lyme disease onto my baby either in the womb or by breastfeeding?

Possibly: It could happen, but first make sure you have a second opinion on your diagnosis, as this is often overdiagnosed and the tests for lyme disease are often misinterpreted. ...Read more