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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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