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Treatment For Upset Stomach While Breastfeeding
I have an upset stomach and was wondering if a dose of pepto was ok to take? I am somewhat breastfeeding-he only gets 6oz of bm a day the reast form.
Yes: Pepto should be safe to take while nursing. ...Read more
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
Can I take Tums for upset stomach even though I havnt seen dr for follow up after treatment for tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose this past tuesday night?
It's ok: Tums (calcium carbonate) is fine. Be sure to follow up this week! ...Read more
My son is 5days old and has an upset stomach I have just changed his milk and I am breast feeding his tummy didn't start hurting till after we changed his milk and I am looking for something to ease the pain
Since: Since he is so little, you should contact his doctor right away about his upset stomach. There could be something more concerning going on such as a milk protein allergy or an anatomic abnormality causing him to have difficulty eating. Your child's doctor will need to examine him and be able to direct you as to the next appropriate step. Good luck! ...Read more
A good medicine: Prilosec=original purple pill. It belongs to the proton-pump inhibitor class, such as nexium, prevacid, protonix, aciphex, (rabeprazole) dexilant--there are minor differences but efficacy is about same. The best one of these is the one that works for you without significant side effect and affordable to you. If it is not working, consult doc for eval. Good luck. ...Read more
Diarrhea/breastfeed: Women who are breast-feeding should avoid drugs that contain bismuth, such as pepto-bismol. Imodium (loperamide) is probably safe. for mild upset stomach and diarrhea, the best approach is to keep drinking water and eat simple easy-to-digest foods such as the brat diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, toast). See a doctor if you are vomiting, having bloody diarrhea, fever or chills. ...Read more
Ended triple therapy a few days ago but still having some stomach discomfort and gas. Does this mean I still have h.pylori?
Depends: depends whether or not your symptoms are a true reflection of infection or unrelated. It's possible your symptoms were never related to h pylori and will not go away despite eradication. Don't be alarmed your doctor should perform a stool test for h pylori antigen after you have been off PPI for at least 2-4 weeks. Tripple therapy has high failure rate so a second course of new abx may be needed ...Read more
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Hairloss postbaby: Losing hair after the birth of a baby is normal. During pregnancy hair spends a longer time in the growth phase of the hair cycle. Your hair may appear to get thicker during the pregnancy because you aren't losing as much as normal. After, it returns to the normal cycle so it seems like all of your hair is falling out. This happens even if not nursing. Give it time and all will be normal again. ...Read more
As a breastfeeding mother would it be safe to get the coppola keratin treatment that claims to be 100% formaldehyde and aldehyde free?
Yes.: The coppola keratin treatment should have no effects on breast feeding. ...Read more
I have stopped breastfeeding couple of month ago but still screation is released. What is the treatment?
More time: You can try a tight fitting bra and/or ace wrap your breasts. Also, strangely enough, putting raw cabbage leaves in your bra can help too. Make sure to avoid any breast stimulation, including facing away from water when showering. ...Read more
I've noticed one of my wisdom teeth are loose. What should I do? Also, I am currently breastfeeding, would that be affected by the treatment?
Loose wisdom: A loose tooth be it a wisdom tooth or other tooth at your age is an issue that needs to be evaluated. Call your dentist and make sure you do not have some sort of infection associated with this tooth. If the tooth needs to be extracted and you are put on narcotic pain relievers you may have to pump and dump for a while. ...Read more
If medical marijuana is prescribed for treatment of a degenerative disease, is it legal and safe to smoke while breastfeeding? Via vapor/edibles.
Breastfeeding on Pot: Data indicate that active components of marijuana"pot" are excreted into breastmilk and concentrate in infants. Human and animal studies clearly suggest that early exposure to cannabis is not without risk, and that breastmilk cannabis exposure can produce long-term changes in behavior and mental health. See more at http://www. Infantrisk. Com/content/effects-marijuana-fetus-and-breastfeeding-infants. ...Read more
Allergy testing: You can have a skin test done at a board certified allergist office for best results, it will not get into the breast milk or affect the baby. The allergist will then discuss safe options while you are breast feeding. ...Read more
Might it happen that a male to female transgender breast feed after two yrs of hormone treatment?
Very unlikely: As you also need the underlying breast tissue to produce milk. ...Read more
I’m 28, mastitis, got a fever of 38.7℃, penicillin skin test +, and my baby is 40 days old. What treatment should I take? Can I breastfeeding？
I'm breastfeeding and shedding hair would it be safe to get the Goldwell Kerasilk Keratin treatment that claims to be 100% formaldehyde free?
Hair loss: Before you consider anything for your hair you should have you thyroid function checked ...Read more
I accidentally got the keratin complex treatment on my hair. I'm still breastfeeding my 6 month old. What do I do?
Wouldn't sweat it: The topical treatments you put on your skin/hair/nails/etc. Do not enter your bloodstream. Only material that does can affect breast milk. ...Read more
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 a seaweed wrap body treatment safe while breastfeeding? I had one, if it is not, how long should I wait before breastfeeding again my 5 months old?
Yes: As long as a seaweed wrap is definitely as it states just sea weed than it should be safe with breastfeeding. With that said, I would recommend contacting the spa / salon just to make sure there weren't any other chemicals. Even in the event that there were chemicals on your skin, once washed off breast feeding should be fine but I would still recommend consulting with a lactation consultant. ...Read more
I got a depo-provera birth control shot now I'm breaking out in huge painful cysts. I'm also breastfeeding. Any suggestions for treatment?
Consider another bc: Progestin only methods of birth control, like depo-provera, are frequently recommended for bc while breastfeeding. But they can cause acne, even cystic acne. You may want to consider a nonhormonal method that is very effective (as effective as sterilization, but reversible)--a copper iud. It's also very easy--and "forgettable". ...Read more
Hi doc, I just want to ask if it is safe to use as a treatment (salicylic acid) in treating ringworm on the top of nipple, im in breastfeeding my baby?
Salicyclic acid/baby: The trouble with salycylic acid on a breast with tinea infection is that the aspirin essentially can be ingested by the baby (though small quantities) and this could cause a bit of prolongation in baby's bleeding time....probably not really an issue unless the baby has some type of abnormality in bleeding or clotting mechanisms...check with OB/GYN on wisdome of this methodology. ...Read more
I Have PCOS and I would like to try alternative treatment for hormones disorder. I heard about maca, licorice root...is this safe if im breastfeeding?
No.: Substances that are not prescription and referred to as "natural" are not necessarily safe. Arsenic, lead, and poison mushrooms are natural, too. These substances are not regulated by the FDA, so not thoroughly tested. Anything you put in your body can absorb into breastmilk, and be transmitted to your baby. Therefore, don't eat or drink anything unproven while pregnant or breastfeeding. ...Read more
Is it safe to use silicone gel/sheets or vitamin E oil for scar treatment while breastfeeding? Will either help with a keloid?
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