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Doctor insights on: Use Of Crack While Breastfeeding

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Is it safe to use rubbing alcohol on a cut numerous times while pregnant?

Is it safe to use rubbing alcohol on a cut numerous times while pregnant?

No need to: You should clean the cut only once and then put on a band-aid. There is no benefit to putting rubbing alcohol multiple times. Using rubbing alcohol excessively will delay healing. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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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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Is there any harm using the vapor pen non nicotine while breastfeeding?any harm towards the baby?

Is there any harm using the vapor pen non nicotine while breastfeeding?any harm towards the baby?

No one knows: Very few routine meds get into breast milk in quantities sufficient to harm a healthy baby. Vapor pens WITH nicotine are a terrible idea while nursing. Without nicotine . . . I have no idea what's in that vapor. ...Read more

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Can I use quick trim while breastfeeding ... Are their any risk towards my baby?

Can I use quick trim while breastfeeding ... Are their any risk towards my baby?

Maybe: Quicktrim products—which range from pills to powdered drink mixes—are designed to "detoxify and clean" the body by eliminating extra water weight and bloating, in large part because of the laxatives they include, according to the company. Found this on their website i would not recommend it for a breastfeeding mom. There are better products out there. And you need the water for making breast milk. ...Read more

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Is canesoral (external cream and oral capsule) safe to use while breastfeeding? (on the box, its says do not use if pregnant, nursing).

Is canesoral (external cream and oral capsule) safe to use while breastfeeding? (on the box, its says do not use if pregnant, nursing).

Yes: Fluconazole (the active ingredient in canesoral) is acceptable in nursing, because the amount excreted in breast milk is less than the neonatal Fluconazole dosage. ...Read more

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Can I use retinol while breastfeeding?

Retinol: The literature says it's safe to use retinol while breastfeeding. In fact, it's been given class a status, meaning no risk has ever been determined in human studies. But it's always safe to consult your obstetrician before using it. ...Read more

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Is rosehip oil safe to use on skin while breastfeeding?

Is rosehip oil safe to use on skin while breastfeeding?

General rule: In general, any lotion or oil you apply the your skin does not transfer meds inside your body that might be passed into breast milk. ...Read more

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Is iy safe to use nail hair and skin supplement during breastfeeding?

Is iy safe to use nail hair and skin supplement during breastfeeding?

No: During pregnancy it usually best to just stay on your prescribed prenatal vitamin. Otc supplements sometimes have contaminants in them that. (unless your supplement is from a company that tests its bulk materials and attests its purity) this holds true during breast feeding. Continuation of the prescribed prenatal is the safest approach for at least the first 6 months. ...Read more

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Can i drink ballerina detox tea while breastfeeding? Im breastfeeding 3 times a day only. The rest of the day my baby is formula feed.

Can i drink ballerina detox tea while breastfeeding? Im breastfeeding 3 times a day only. The rest of the day my baby is formula feed.

Ballerina Tea: I looked up ballerina tea and it contains two ingredients: malva verticillata and cassia angustifolia which are known as Chinese mallow and senna. They are both powerful laxitives and diuretics. So I would have to say NO! It is not safe to drink for you. Any weight you lose will come right back and you will probably lose your milk. ...Read more

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When is it safe stop using the baby monitor at night?

When is it safe stop using the baby monitor at night?

Personal Choice: It is important to know that monitors have not been shown to reduce risk of sids in babies. Turning off your monitor will have no impact on your babies sids risk. Risk reduction for sids includes breastfeeding, back sleeping in a "relatively" cool room ( 68 better than 75 degrees) without a hat. Your baby's sids risk takes a steep dive at 6 months of life. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink wheatgrass while breastfeeding my 6 month old? Is there anything to stay away from while juicing and breastfeeding?

Is it safe to drink wheatgrass while breastfeeding my 6 month old? Is there anything to stay away from while juicing and breastfeeding?

No wheatgrass: wheatgrass is not recommended to take while breastfeeding. Because wheatgrass is raw, there is the risk of bacterial or fungal contamination which can possibly pose a risk to a baby breastfeeding. Stick to fresh fruits and veggies. ...Read more