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Varicella And Breastfeeding
Caused by the varicella-zoster virus, chicken pox results in a blister rash that starts on the stomach, back, and face and spreads throughout the entire body. These small itchy blisters eventually scab over. Associated symptoms include itching, fatigue, malaise, and a fever. The most effective method to prevent spreading of the varicella virus is ...Read more
Not recommended: Neither of them are recommended because of possible harmful effect to the developing fetus, although not well documented. ...Read more
Probably not: Chances are good that no harm will come to baby, but timing is a factor. If you get chicken pox during first or second trimester of pregnancy, there's a slight risk (less than 2 percent overall) that your baby will get something called congenital varicella syndrome. The risk is highest (about 2 percent) if you're infected between 13 and 20 weeks' gestation. At 6 mos. Virtually no risk. ...Read more
Is is okay to receive vaccinations for mumps, rubeola, rubella, and varicella all at the same time?
Yes: It is.Get a more detailed answer ›
Transmission of the HIV virus from mother to her baby:how does breastfeeding effects it compared to bottle-feeding?
Newborn jaundice : No breast milk does not prevent newborn jaundice which will happen to most of newborn. Usually breast feeding newborns may have more jaundice than formula feeding babies. Because breast milk is the best nutrition for infants it is recommended that babies fed with breast milk. Neonatal jaundice should be followed closely and treated with photo therapy (bili light) if needed. ...Read more
Cough drops: No prolem for mother or baby.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can a woman get the MMR and chicken pox vaccines before finding out she is pregnant? Are there risks to her and the unborn child?
So far no problems: This has happened numerous times in the past and so far it has not resulted in any defined problems for the fetus.Physicians make an effort to avoid live vaccines like mmrv during pregnancy due to the expected potential for harm, but that is more out of great caution than recorded problems. Please discuss the issue with your ob. ...Read more
Recently gave birth, exclusively breastfeeding, and prescribed motrin for pain. If excreted through breastmilk, how does motrin affect my newborn?
Is it possible to breastfeed exclusively after feeding my child a mix of breast milk and formula?
Yes: Absolutely! if your milk supply is in but your are concerned you might not be making enough for your baby right now, try pumping for a brief period of time to increase your supply. If may take a few days to a week, but hang in there- your body will adjust to the increase demands. Be sure to drink plenty of water so that your body is well-hydrated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe take omnitrition drops and the vitamins that come with the program while breastfeeding a 12 month old that prefers breast milk over food?
If a woman has syphilis and she is breastfeeding a baby, can the baby get syphilis from sucking and drinking breastmilk?
Shots? Infection?: I hope that you are writing about getting both the varicella (chicken pox) and MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) injections at the same time, which is certainly ok. These two shots are given either the same day, or otherwise, at least one month apart. They are both live vaccines by the way. If you have both infections as the same time, that would be quite unusual. Most have gotten the shots already. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For the first year.: Babies are born with antibodies to chicken pox that they get from the mother, but only for the first year. At age 1 they are then vaccinated. One caution: if chicken pox occurs during first third of pregnancy, there is a small (2%) risk of congenital chickenpox in the baby, so that risk needs to be discussed with your obstetrician. ...Read more
Pregnant exposed to HepB 1week before birth, baby gets HBv vaccine before 12hrs but no immunoglobulin, can it be protective for HepB? At what level?
Yes it can. Unknown.: Life is not exact, and that's the way it is. First, hope Mom is immune (by vaccine or prior disease). Did Mom get a HepB gammaglobulin shot? Second, hope not enough viruses were transmitted to Mom in the exposure. Third, hope that 1 week was not enough time for viral count in Mom to get high enough to be contagious to Baby. Fourth, hope that Baby's vaccine prevents an infection (it should work). ...Read more
No: Not through breast milk.Get a more detailed answer ›
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