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I took postinor 2 sd how long will I have to wait to breastfeed my baby he's refusing bottle formula?
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
Don't breastfeed: American college of obstretics and gynecology recommends that mothers actively using meth should not breastfeed. If you are asking this question about yourself, please seek help for your addiction as soon as possible - your recovery is critical to your child's chance of having a decent life. ...Read more
4 hours at most: Most general anesthetic is eliminated through the lungs and little remains behind that might make it into breast milk. That said, the best resource I have recommends a 4 hour period of pump/dump before resuming breast feeding. See: Hale, T, Medications and Mothers Milk, 15ed, 2012. ...Read more
How long do I have to wait to breastfeed my baby, if I'm drinking cold medication? My baby is 5 month old, and I have a really bad cold. I want to drink cold medication, and giving him formula, but don't know how long do I have to wait before, breastfeed
Breastfeeding: You can have cold medicines and breast feed your baby. ...Read more
I'm doing varicose vein injections on Tues and Wed. How long do I have to wait to breastfeed my baby? I have a milk stash so I can wait. A week or two.
Aspirin & lactation: If low-dose Aspirin is taken, avoid breastfeeding for 1 to 2 hours after a dose to minimize antiplatelet effects in the infant (bleeding). Because of a single case report of metabolic acidosis, the american academy of pediatrics characterizes Aspirin as a drug that has been "associated with significant effects on some nursing infants and should be given to nursing mothers with caution. ...Read more
Many reasons: For example, babies born prematurely (< 34 weeks) can be neurologically immature and have trouble with suck and swallow. Various neurologic problems can cause trouble with all motor activities, not just breastfeeding. An anatomical problem such as cleft lip or palate or tongue-tie can also interfere with proper suck and swallow. These are just a few examples. ...Read more
This was more common in days past when women who regularly fed another child were called "wet nurses"
today, many women work to develop the ability to partially breast-feed an adopted baby.
Sometimes, friends babysitting each others infants, may nurse a friend's baby and vice versa. This is popular in varying degrees around the world. ...Read more
Until you stop them!: Some mothers have breastfed well into childhood. Most happy breast feeders will continue until you stop them. If you can give them at least six months, you have provided many healthy benefits. ...Read more
Yes, sometimes a mom: Is on a medication that is not safe for the baby; in that case breastfeeding would be contraindicated. There are also some times that a woman isn't able to produce enough milk for physical or emotional reasons. There also may be some infections which could be passed onto a baby during breastfeeding. Sometimes, in those cases, the milk can be pumped and discarded until that is out of mom's system. ...Read more
Yes: I encourage all mothers with geatational or regular diabetes to breast feed. Your body has prepaired itself for the process & your body will make nutritious breast milk even as you struggle to keep your own levels normal. The bm you make will mobalize and transfer some of the pregnancy acquired fat into the milk helping baby grow & you stabalize your system. ...Read more
I managed to breastfeed my baby for 11 weeks, im worried her immune system is not strong. Do formula fed babies get ill more often? : (
In the 3rd world: Breastfeeding for 11 weeks is great providing your infant with adequate amounts of antibodies to line the intestine & combat viral infections that cause vomiting & diarrhea. While pregnant you transferred antibodies to your infant that will provide protection for the first 6 months of life. If your child is healthy & growing then there's nothing wrong with the immune system. Enjoy your new one. ...Read more
My exclusively breastfeed babies stool has mintgreen things and its armygreen in colour & runny, what could be the problem & how do I solve it.?
Baby stool: It is probably normal if the baby is exclusively breast fed. There was some tarry greenish stool in the colon during pregnancy, and it slowly comes out over the first few weeks, which is probably what accounts for the greenish color. The consistency of normal baby stool varies from very, soft, wet mushy (usually sweet smelling) stools to firm. Unless the stools are very watery, don't be concerned. ...Read more
I know if you give honey to a infant that it causes botulism disease. I breastfeed and drink honey a few times a week. Does that increase mysonget it?
No: Not through breast milk.Get a more detailed answer ›
My 14 weeks infant will pee 10 to 12 times during day times., I breastfeed every 3 hours once. She won't pee entire night. Is this normal?
Hi dr, I'm a breastfeeding mum, I hv taken postinor2. Is it ok if keep breastfeed. I read that small amount of levonorgestrel does pass to the infant?
Is it ok to give my 3month old remineralized water with added fluoride 2-3x a week even though it says for babies 6-24months? She's strictly breastfeed
Water infant: At age two months you can start giving two ounces of water a day ...Read more
Yes: Depakote passes through breast milk in humans. Although the full risks of taking Depakote during breastfeeding are unknown, most documented cases suggest there is little risk to breastfed infants. Many pediatricians consider Depakote to be safe during breastfeeding. Still, if your doctor recommends taking Depakote while breastfeeding, be sure to watch for any side effects. ...Read more
Why did the number of american women who chose to breast feed their babies drop so dramaticly after wwii?
At night times my 12 weeks old infant will not wake up to breast feed, 5 hours gap ll b there for last breastfeed. Any problem to baby's nutition?
Not if baby is fine: We (doctors, moms, dads, neighbors, etc.) all want babies to sleep through the night by the time they are 3 months old. Parents with babies who sleep through the night are lucky parents. As long as a baby is growing fine on his measurements at the check-ups, and is healthy, parents don't need to wake up a sleeping baby at night. ...Read more
My 1 month NB is doing poop with mucus is that normal for breastfeed babies? It's yellow with seeds but it does have some mucus on it.
Sounds normal: This is what I expect.Get a more detailed answer ›
I breast feed my 6 week old. I ate a baked potato and got a bite that was not fully cooked. Can this be dangerous for my nursing infant?
Not a problem: You could eat it all raw if you chose, but I don't suggest it. Cooking makes it much more digestible. Your breast will take what it needs from your system and leave behind what it doesn't. ...Read more
Breast cancer cannot be transmitted to your baby in breast milk
you are better off to treat your cancer sooner rather than continuing to breast feed your baby. ...Read more
Can babies who breast feed get tooth decay? I try and breast feed my son whenever I can, and would like to know if that can also lead to tooth decay..
Yes: Bacteria can turn mother's milk into acid byproducts just a easily as anything else. Limit your child's breast feeding to when they are hungry. Clean their teeth and gums with a damp gauze and/or infant tooth brush after each feeding. If they have teeth it is time to make an appointment with a pediatric dentist. ...Read more
Had 2 babies over 40. Is that considered high risk for breast cancer? Breastfeed both. How much higher of a risk than average woman.
Minimal if any: We don't truly understand what "causes" breast cancer outside certain mutations (brca1/2) ; in most cases its a combination of factors - gene switches ; lifetime experiences. Many items associated w/ "risk" have been identified such as early menarche, late 1st period, mammo density. These are not causes but likely surrogates for other influencing factors. #1 risk: being female and having breast. ...Read more
Had 2 babies in my early 40's. Read that increased risk of breast cancer for 10 years after birth. How much of a risk? Breastfeed both.
Good ; bad news: Waiting until age 40 to interrupt the menstrual cycle with children does increase the risk of breast cancer for women in general. (bad news) the good news is that having a child decreases that risk for you compared to women who have never had children. Nonetheless, check your breasts monthly for "lumps." so that you can be around for high school graduation ceremonies for both of those children. ...Read more
3 month infant suddenly sticking out tongue when trying to breast feed - refusing nipple. Cries when trying to feed bottle. He's on 2ml of ranitidine.?
Need PCP evaluation: Not enough information for reason why ranitidine prescribed. Infant needs a thorough PE to evaluate problem. I suggest stopping the ranitidine to exclude possible side effects, unless aspiration following feeding has occurred. Many babies erp up a lot but grow normally. ...Read more
How long does maternal immunity to chicken pox last in breast feed babies? Afraid as my 7 month baby exposed to his father diagnosed varcilla. Pl help
Baby's at risk: Maternal antibody passed during pregnancy will give 3-6 months of variable protection. The BF antibody is mostly IGA and provides some nonspecific protection but not enough to be protective. Some IGG comes across but the effect is minimal. Timing of the exposure to breakout as 10-21 days. Discuss with your doc if s/he thinks meds would help if infected. Most kids in this age group have a mild process ...Read more
Is it ok to drink 250ml beer while breastfeeding? I'm only breastfeed at night with my 9months old baby. How long should I wait to breastfeed again?
No alcohol: No alcohol while you are breast feeding the baby will get part of the alcohol and it can harm the baby stay away from alcohol and if it is hard for you how did you go nine month without one but please seek a medical help if it is hard for you to stay away from alcohol good luck ...Read more
My baby's 4mon check up is in 1 week. Recently her head started sweating when I breastfeed her. Should I take her in now or is it safe to wait?
Today its my bday so I went out I drank 1 beer 1 mix drink and 3 shots but I breastfeed how long I have to wait til I can feed my baby? Do I pump&dump
I'm a breastfeeding mom with a stomach bug. If I take Pepto Bismol, (bismuth subsalicylate) how long will I need to wait before it's safe to breastfeed my baby?
Breast feeding: Make sure baby is positioned right, latching correctly. If the baby still refuses to feed make sure that your nipples are not inverted as it may require a nipple shield. Some infants are tongue-tied and have difficulty latching and sucking. It is poosible that your baby's temperament is such that he/she refuses to be too closely held and needs to be calm before latching on. ...Read more
Breast feeding isa personal decision. If you are wishing to breast feed beyond several months- (some mothers breast feed into the 2nd or third year), other mothers stop when babies have several teeth. Breast feeds are excellent nutritionally and immunologically for infants--also benefits to mom in many ways.
Good luck! ...Read more
Breast feeding: That is a very personal decision, there's no real set time. Any amount of breast feeding is better than none. However, since children can start drinking whole milk, at a year of age, that's one time. Another is when the child can use a sippy, so they will never need a bottle. Some mom's nurse 2-3yrs, though. The benefits to mom, from breast feeding, are also found when nursing at least a year. ...Read more