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Doctor insights on: Use Of Alcohol During 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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What are the negative effects of alcohol consumption during breastfeeding and pregnancy?

What are the negative effects of alcohol consumption during breastfeeding and pregnancy?

Brain injury: The early reports of fetal alcohol effects surfaced first in the 1950's & again in the 70's. The most prominent effects were dose related; the worst fetal damage to the highest alcohol intake. Research has shown direct toxic effects of alcohol on the nerves of the fetal brain,many suggest much of the ADD we see is related to alcohol intake. No level of alcohol intake is considered safe ...Read more

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What are the bad effects of alcohol consumption during pregnancy and breastfeeding.?

What are the bad effects of alcohol consumption during pregnancy and breastfeeding.?

No: The early reports of fetal alcohol effects surfaced first in the 1950's& again in the 70's. The most prominent effects were dose related; the worst fetal damage to the highest alcohol intake. Research has shown direct toxic effects of alcohol on the nerves of the fetal brain & many suggest much of the ADD we see today is related to alcohol intake. No level of alcohol intake is considered safe. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink moderate amounts of alcohol while taking 800mg of guaifenesen daily?

Alcohol: Alcohol is a toxin and should only be consumed moderately. It also causes dehydration, adds empty calories, and can aggravate other diseases. There is no direct contraindication with alcohol and guaifenesin. ...Read more

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Any insights on when does "moderate" use of alcohol become alcohol abuse?

Any insights on when does "moderate" use of alcohol become alcohol abuse?

Yes: Alcohol becomes abuse when it starts affecting your life negatively:if you having problems at work or showing up late or missing work; if it is making you fight with others or causing problems in your relationship; if you have legal problems from drinking; if you find yourself "sneaking" alcohol or hiding how much you use from other people. ...Read more

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What is the risk of ibuprofen use during pregnancy?

What is the risk of ibuprofen use during pregnancy?

Risky: While one dose of Ibuprofen won't do damage, repeated doses may cause negative effects. It can decrease the amniotic fluid volume, decrease blood flow to the kidneys of the baby, and effect a part of the heart called the ductus. Discuss with your doctor if there is a reason to take it despite these risks. ...Read more

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Is use of a basil essential oil safe during breastfeeding?

Is use of a basil essential oil safe during breastfeeding?

Hard to say. : By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or oil that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. Many alternative practices, oils etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work.nor safe. Some could do serious harm. Check https://nccih.nih.gov/ for research ...Read more

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At what point does "moderate" use of alcohol become alcohol abuse?

At what point does "moderate" use of alcohol become alcohol abuse?

Alcohol abuse: When a person starts to lose control of his or her drinking, and develops other symptoms related to alcoholism. Here's a link that can help to see other symptoms: http://www.Webmd.Com/mental-health/addiction/understanding-alcohol-abuse-symptoms it would also be a good idea to consult with an addictions' specialist. ...Read more

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Is antibacterial mouthwash safe to use? Have heard of alcohol based ones being dangerous after years of use.

Is antibacterial mouthwash safe to use? Have heard of alcohol based ones being dangerous after years of use.

? on antibacterial: Many studies have been coming out recently questioning the "antibacterial" label on products, including soaps, mouthwashes, etc. As far as mouthwashes, most companies are distributing the products as alcohol-free. Hard to say what the dangers are unless you are ingesting. To be safe, i would go with the ones without alcohol. ...Read more

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Can I use external products that contain some type of alcohol while taking metronidazole?

Topical alcohol ok: You can use topical alcohol (usually isopropol alcohol) when taking metronidazole. Drinking alcohol can lead to a very unpleasant reaction. ...Read more

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Is drinking alcohol before intercourse an effective form of birth control?

Is drinking alcohol before intercourse an effective form of birth control?

No: It has no direct effect on the egg waiting to be fertilized or the sperm eager to do the job. It also noes not reduce the germ transfer in sexually transmitted disease. If anything it removes your ability to deal with the consequence of risky behavior. ...Read more

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Is gatorade safe to drink during first trimester of pregnancy?

Is gatorade safe to drink during first trimester of pregnancy?

Gatorade ok in preg: Gatorade is absolutely safe in pregnancy, especially if you are having trouble keeping down food or fluids. If you are vomiting and unable to keep anything down, you should contact your doctor or go to the er. ...Read more

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Taking sleeping pills with drinking alcohol will increase the affects of the sleeping pills?

Yes: Combining any sedating medications (including sleeping pills) together or with alcohol will increase the sedating effects of the sleeping pills. These combinations can be dangerous so it is recommended that you do not drink when taking sleeping pills. Talk to your physician about drinking while taking any medications to be safe. ...Read more

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What are normal after effects of mixing alcohol and weed for the first time?

What are normal after effects of mixing alcohol and weed for the first time?

Not recommended: Per Drugs.Com drug interaction checker, mixing alcohol and cannabis "can increase nervous system side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience impairment in thinking and judgment." ...Read more