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Doctor insights on: Weak Fingernails While Breastfeeding

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Dr. Scott Keith
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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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Can I take Hairfinity while breastfeeding my newborn?

Can I take Hairfinity while breastfeeding my newborn?

Probably: Hairfinity products are mostly vitamins, which are safe, but I would not combine it with other vitamins, so better to just take prenatal vits. Hair loss is VERY common after pregnancy. There's even a name for it- telegenic effluvium, affects up to 40% of women. Good news is that it will resolve on its own after 6-12 months. Peak hair loss is usually 3-4 months after delivery, so be patient! ...Read more

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Im breastfeedinh and started exercising can i drink slimmers shake wil it affect breastmilk?

Im breastfeedinh and started exercising  can i drink slimmers shake wil it affect  breastmilk?

Yes and No: When breastfeeding, only use meal replacements to provide a healthy option when you need a quick snack or an occasional quick meal (no more than once a day). Relying on liquid replacement meals more often than that won't provide the calories or nutrients you need for your own health or for nursing. That being said, it will not affect the composition of breast milk. ...Read more

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UTI while breastfeeding newborn, painful burning while peeing. Can i drink lots of liquids and wait it out. Is antibiotics safe while breastfeeding?

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UTI while breastfeeding newborn, painful burning while peeing. Can i drink lots of liquids and wait it out. Is antibiotics safe while breastfeeding?

Depends on the type: Of antibiotic, your Doctor will advise you better, meanwhile keep hydrating yourself, good for the UT I and nursing, goodluck ...Read more

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Why does my infant grunt while sleeping and now eating?

Why does my infant grunt while sleeping and now eating?

Grunting: Grunting if true, is a sign of respiratory distress in infants. By grunting, infants are applying brakes to their exhalation so that the lungs do not completely empty their air. Grunting helps to maintain a positive pressure in the lungs and hence keep the lungs inflated. It is usually seen with pneumonia, excessive fluids in the lungs and other conditions when the lungs become stiff. ...Read more

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Can I take hair, skin & nail vitamins instead of prenatals while breastfeeding an 8 month old?

Can I take hair, skin & nail vitamins instead of prenatals while breastfeeding an 8 month old?

Probably yes: There is no known contraindication to its use fir breastfeeding mothers, as the side effect profile fir these would be similar to prenatal vitamins. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take biotin 5000 mcg while breastfeeding? Coz my hair is falling out crazy even though i'm taking my prenatal and iron everyday...

Is it safe to take biotin 5000 mcg while breastfeeding? Coz my hair is falling out crazy even though i'm taking my prenatal and iron everyday...

Pregnancy hair loss: It is normal to hair shedding starting about 3-4 months after delivery. The shedding may be quite dramatic and scary, but it is just your hair returning to its regular state. Shedding stops after a few months. If shedding is severe, you may need to be tested for iron levels and thyroid function which can also cause hair shedding. ...Read more

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Can I keep taking super greens while pregnant?

Can I keep taking super greens while pregnant?

Don't know: Don't know what super greens are. 1000x more important than any supplements would be to pursue a high animal fat, very low carbohydrate diet. The baby and all cells in the body need essential fatty acids and amino acids. Otherwise vitamins and minerals. There is no requirement for carbohydrates, yet our society pushes 70-90% carb diet? What's missing are fats and proteins. Take prenatal vits. ...Read more

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Ist dangerous to continue breastfeeding a child while having sore and on ones breast?

Ist dangerous to continue breastfeeding a child while having sore and on ones breast?

Use alternate: The answer really depends on what type of sore your have and where. Just to be on the safe side, consider nursing only on the unaffected breast. Pumping or manually expressing breast milk from the side of concern will help to prevent lactation issues. When healed, resuming feeds on both breasts should be fine. ...Read more

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Could i delivered a healthy baby while taking clonazapam(klonopin) while pregnant?

Could i delivered a healthy baby while taking clonazapam(klonopin) while pregnant?

It's possible...: Anti-seizure medicines raise the odds of birth defects. Benzodiazepines (klonopin (clonazepam) being one) can cause the newborn to have trouble moving, breathing, feeding, and staying warm. However, mom having seizures while pregnant is itself a risk to the baby. It's very important for mom to work closely with her docs on this. If possible, have a gameplan before getting pregnant. ...Read more

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Breast feeding while using can I breastfeed my five month old while taking terconazole cream 0.4% (for yeast infection)?

Breast feeding while using can I breastfeed my five month old while taking terconazole cream 0.4% (for yeast infection)?

According : According to the lactmed database the safety of terconazole vaginal cream is unknown for breastfeeding mothers. The recommendation is to use another drug if the baby is a newborn or premature. An alternative is Clotrimazole vaginal cream, this can be bought over the counter and is unlikely to cause any adverse affects in a breastfed baby. You can also discuss this further with your doctor or pharmacist. Take care. ...Read more

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Why might my hands shake if I am a 21 year old healthy male? They shake very slowly while i'm holding objects

Why might my hands shake if I am a 21 year old healthy male?  They shake very slowly while i'm holding objects

Familial: Most common cause for a mild shake is "benign familial tremor." ask family members if they share this trait. Always good to check the tremor out at your doctor's. ...Read more

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Limbs easily fall asleep after leaning on them. Pinky and ring fingers lock up while sleeping. Is this bad or am I being paranoid? drinl plenty water.

Limbs easily fall asleep after leaning on them. Pinky and ring fingers lock up while sleeping. Is this bad or am I being paranoid? drinl plenty water.

Trigger finger: Generally, locking of the fingers or thumbs are caused by trigger fingers. This is a benign condition in which the tendon becomes entrapped around a structure called the A1 pulley. If this is painful, an injection or surgery can improve the symptoms. If this is not painful, you can live with this as long as you have full range of motion and full function. Anti-inflammatory meds, finger splint ...Read more

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Fingernails (Definition)

Fingernails are the hard coverings at the end of fingertips. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. they function to protect the fingertip and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good hand hygiene and nail care is important to prevent bacterial ...Read more