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Can I take betaseron (interferon beta 1b) while breastfeeding?

Can I take betaseron (interferon beta 1b) while breastfeeding?

No: Unfortunately, there are no great studies demonstrating that this medicine is not passed in breast milk, but due to its potentially harmful interactions with fetuses, it's best to not use it while lactating. The official statement is to "either discontinue lactation, or discontinue the drug." formula or human banked breast milk would be best in this case. ...Read more

Triglyceride (Definition)

Are crucially important, energy-dense, poorly-water-soluble molecules made of 3 fat molecules attached to a glycerol backbone. They are made by all animals, including humans http://goo. Gl/H7mItd, mostly in the liver, as a way of storing energy & transported within fat carrying proteins (lipoproteins). Production & storage ↑es on sugar/carbohydrate LFHC foods driving ↑ LDL-P & ...Read more


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What effects does betaseron (interferon beta 1b) have on breastfeeding?

What effects does betaseron (interferon beta 1b) have on breastfeeding?

Interferon for MS?: It should be okay. No information is available regarding whether it can be passed onto an infant in mother's milk. No studies are available regarding harm in infants. Have your pediatrician monitor the progress during the health maintenance visits. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take avonex (interferon beta 1a) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take avonex (interferon beta 1a) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Not a good idea: All interferons are considered to have potential for teratogenic risk, and should be discontinued prior to conception and pregnancy. Meds should be restarted after labor and delivery, but if breastfeeding, would not take Avonex (interferon beta 1a) at that time either. Copaxone far safer for pregnancy and works far better than avonex, (interferon beta 1a) which is clearly the least effective ms drug on the market. Consider a change. ...Read more

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Recently had a biometric screening and my triglycerides were 47, vldl 9.4. Am 4mpp and breastfeeding. Are my triglycerides too low?

Recently had a biometric screening and my triglycerides were 47, vldl 9.4. Am 4mpp and breastfeeding. Are my triglycerides too low?

No: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your triglycerides are not too low.
Wish you and your baby good health! ...Read more

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Could breastfeeding be the reason why my triglycerides are below 40?

Contributing factor?: Breastfeeding lowers a woman's cholesterol and triglycerides (tg), and there has been an association of breastfeeding lowering a woman's chance of developing coronary artery disease later in life (all good things). Your level of 40, however, is too low. Causes of too low tg include malnutrition, hyperthyroid, or genetic conditions affecting fat absorption. Were your tg levels ok pre-pregnancy? ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding; no return of cycle yet. I may have ovulated 1.5 weeks ago. I have preg. Symptoms, but no positive test. Can bfing cause a false neg?

No: No. Not breast feeding. But after giving birth it can take a while for your HCG level (the pregnancy hormone measured in pregnancy tests) to return to 0. Taking a pregnancy test less than 8 weeks after giving birth is frequently positive. Check with your doctor if you are concerned. 2 blood tests two weeks apart can determine if HCG level is going up (pregnant) or down (non pregnant). ...Read more

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I have ms&have been taking betaseron (interferon beta 1b).I just took2pregnancy test&both positive. I was told I should be off betaserson for2mnts before I try. Baby b ok?

I have ms&have been taking betaseron (interferon beta 1b).I just took2pregnancy test&both positive. I was told I should be off betaserson for2mnts before I try. Baby b ok?

Medication: Not all medications have enough scientific evidence to determine the safety for use in pregnancy. The theoretical use of exposure must be weighed against the benefits of use. Each case must be determined on a case by case basis. Preliminary studies on this drug are encouraging. Http://bmjopen. Bmj. Com/content/4/5/e004536.full ...Read more

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What does high level of interferon mean?

What does high level of interferon mean?

Liver failure: Interferon acts on the liver. If taking a normal dose and your level is high should check liver enzymes to see if the liver has failed. ...Read more

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When do I take an ovulation test if breastfeeding?

When do I take an ovulation test if breastfeeding?

Br. Feed contracept: Usually one is less concerned about ovulation when breast feeding, as it is an albeit unreliable contraceptive. ...Read more

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How long after breastfeeding will estrogen levels return to normal?

Variable.: Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/3923412

in most women, estrogen levels return to normal, and ovulation resumes, within 6 months even with lactation. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with hep c and had interferon treatment in 2001.I became undetectable until 2012 it came back.2013 test says nonreactive. How?

False positive: The type of test employed may be the issue. False positive results can occur. The best test is quantitative viral titer. If you have truly remained viral negative for 10 years the chances of recurrence are almost nil. ...Read more

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I've been breastfeeding for a year, mainly at night. Period started back in april. Could breasfeeding stop a regular period or should I buy a test?

I've been breastfeeding for a year, mainly at night. Period started back in april. Could breasfeeding stop a regular period or should I buy a test?

Won't stop period: Breast feeding only at night is not enough to prevent ovulation, periods, and potential pregnancy. Please see your provider to rule out pregnancy and get birth control if you don't want to be pregnant. ...Read more

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Always normal paps- but haven't had HPV test with them. I'm 34, Can I wait for my next one to get one? Also am breastfeeding should I wait until done?

Always normal paps- but haven't had HPV test with them. I'm 34, Can I wait for my next one to get one? Also am breastfeeding should I wait until done?

Pap when pregnant: Typically, pap smears are done in every pregnant woman. Women over the age of 30 should be tested for the presence or absence of the human papilloma virus. Breastfeeding does not interfere with testing for HPV. ...Read more

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Does breastfeeding make it hard to exercise at an intense level?

Does breastfeeding make it hard to exercise at an intense level?

It should not: As long as your are supporting your increased caloric needs, staying well rested and well hydrated, breastfeeding should have no impact on your physical activities. ...Read more

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When do I need to take a pregnancy test if breastfeeding?

When do I need to take a pregnancy test if breastfeeding?

See below: Home pregnancy tests can turn positive as soon as 72 hours prior to the onset of your next expected period. If its negative, repeat it in 1 week. ...Read more

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How long before take pregnancy test if symptoms while breastfeeding?

How long before take pregnancy test if symptoms while breastfeeding?

1 week late: Home pregnancy tests don't turn positive until you're about 1 week late. If they're negative at that time, repeat in 1 week. ...Read more

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I have heard that swimming in cold sea or taking cold shower will result in drop in milk supply for breastfeeding moms. Is that right?

I have heard that swimming in cold sea or taking cold shower will result in drop in milk supply for breastfeeding moms. Is that right?

Breast feeding: It is perfectly fine to swim- reduction in breast milk production would occur if your core body temperature dropped, but most often due to dehydration and lack of caloric intake. Enjoy the swim just don't get frozen! ...Read more

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After giving birth I was prescribed percocet, how long does it take to get out of your system when breastfeeding. How far back does a oral test go?

After giving birth I was prescribed percocet, how long does it take to get out of your system when breastfeeding. How far back does a oral test go?

12 hrs approx: At 3-4 hours the drug is considered 1/2 gone. At 12 hours it's going to be almost all the way gone. It's so very common for women to have a cesarean section or perineal repair following delivery that requires a narcotic to help with pain. In terms of how long blood test will be positive for narcotic, it's around 36-48 hours. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I have a Peritonsillar abscess and I am breastfeeding a baby 15 weeks of age who loves kisses. Can I infect my baby? How do we test him to find out?

I have a Peritonsillar abscess and I am breastfeeding a baby 15 weeks of age who loves kisses. Can I infect my baby? How do we test him to find out?

Protected: Breast feeding your baby is one of the best things you can do to help protect him from infection. Combined with the fact that you are on antibiotics, the risk if transmission is relatively low. Avoid kisses on the face and hands while you are recovering, and take him for evaluation if he shows signs of infection (fever, fussiness, poor nursing, etc) ...Read more

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Breastfeeding 1 y/o. Period returned regular months 9 and 10 pp. Only spotting since. LOTS preg symptoms. 1 Neg test Could it be wrong? Wats going on?

Breastfeeding 1 y/o. Period returned regular months 9 and 10 pp. Only spotting since. LOTS preg symptoms. 1 Neg test Could it be wrong? Wats going on?

Irregular periods: It is possible that your periods are irregular because you are still nursing. Please repeat the test in 1 week. You may want to get serum pregnancy test for confirmation. ...Read more

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Is breastfeeding after 12 months to twin baby results any weakness to mother?

Great job: Breast feeding is really hard. Breast feeding twins even harder. Great job! Breast feeding is not harmful to the mother if that is what you are asking. ...Read more

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Can breastfeeding cause my TSH level to go up? Before children my TSH was 5.11. After my second child my TSH is now 5.69.

Can breastfeeding cause my TSH level to go up? Before children my TSH was 5.11. After my second child my TSH is now 5.69.

Pregnancy can: Pregnancy can cause changes in the thyroid binding globulin which can change TSH values during that time. Breastfeeding will increase prolactin and "may" have altered your tsh. I would have it checked again in 6 months or after breastfeeding is done. ...Read more

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How can I get pregnant where breastfeeding for two years? Two periods in a months sumthing I try to get pregnant 4 times no results?

Yes: You can get pregnant while breastfeeding - I can have you meet my second child - a product of just that (and by the way, he's a great man now). However, your ovulation is much more sporadic, so knowing when you are fertile and ovulating is much more difficult to determine and you usually don't ovulate as often, so it may take longer to get pregnant while still nursing. ...Read more

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Hi I am a mom if 2 months old baby. I am breastfeeding. As I am diagonised with ra, which medicine and how much level can be taken. Thanks?

Hi I am a mom if 2 months old baby. I am breastfeeding. As I am diagonised with ra, which medicine and how much level can be taken. Thanks?

Check with your OB: Need to checkmwithnyour obstetrician to see which medications are safe and will not transfninto breast milk. ...Read more

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What could cause abnormally low prolactin levels? I am 32 and have been breastfeeding for 3 yrs but prolactin is below normal. Growth hormone is lowish

What could cause abnormally low prolactin levels? I am 32 and have been breastfeeding for 3 yrs but prolactin is below normal. Growth hormone is lowish

Prolactin levels: A low prolactin level may be caused by excessive bleeding at the time of delivery which affected or damaged your anterior pituitary gland. This phenomenon is known as Sheehan's syndrome. Your thyroid may also be affected. See your gynecologist or a gynecological endocrinologist for help ...Read more

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I have a TSH level of 5.69. Could breastfeeding or pregnancy cause this? Is my level considered high? Could this level affect my menstruation?

I have a TSH level of 5.69. Could breastfeeding or pregnancy cause this? Is my level considered high? Could this level affect my menstruation?

Yes: It is very important that you have your TSH checked again. If the level is similar, you must start thyroid hormone medication before you try to become pregnant. This mild elevation in TSH may make it harder to become pregnant. But more worrisome is your thyroid needs to make more hormone during pregnancy and your will become more hypothyroid. This has been shown to be bad for your baby. ...Read more

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I'm breastfeeding my son he's 5 1/2 months and haven't had my period yet. I took a pregnancy test it was negative then positive:s?

I'm breastfeeding my son he's 5 1/2 months and haven't had my period yet. I took a pregnancy test it was negative then positive:s?

If having sex, can: Recheck after another week. Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, vaginal spotting, or medications. A test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a negative result may be due to testing too early. ...Read more

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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