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What Do I Do If My Baby Bites While Nursing
Stop the session: It is most effective to immediately stop the feeding session. Do not purposefully yell or scream as this will just scare baby. After a few minutes start nursing again. Babies often bite when they are bored, full or teething. Watch your baby carefully during nursing and if they stop actively sucking take them off the breast. If your baby is teething allow them to chew on washcloths. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nurse?: First you go to nursing school to be an RN [Registered Nurse] or LPN [Licensed Practical Nurse] Then you can get a job in a pediatric outpatient clinic or a hospital pediatric unit. You may also want to take it further and be a Nurse practitioner. Good luck ...Read more
Is it safe to take "baby" asprin while breastfeeding? I am worried about increasing the risk of reye's syndrome in my nursing infant.
I have an old round dark scar from infant biting during nursing on my nipple, is over a year old noticed tonight it is larger, should i be worried?
No: The scar may be "maturing" or demonstrating an increase in the amount of fibrous tissue. If the area continues to become larger or painful see a healthcare professional. ...Read more
Hard to predict: The effect of hyper- or hypothyroidism on the baby should be minor as her thyroid will adjust how much it makes to keep him normal. However, the abnormal thyroid hormone levels, or the antibodies that cause them, could cause the mother to make less milk. If the baby becomes fretful quickly after starting to nurse, and mom can't easily express milk, the baby may need supplemental formula. ...Read more
What precautions can I take if I have a cold sore and am nursing and looking after my 1.5 month old infant? Worried she will catch it from me :(
Cold Sore-: There is no contraindication to breast feeding if you have a cold sore. It may rather help the baby to get immunity from you through breast milk. Just maintain personal hygiene, cover the sore on your lip or face with petrolatum jelly or similar, clean yourself, wash hands before nursing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes & No: 1. Verify that the mother has mononucleosis or a mono-like illness; there are several viruses that cause mono or mono-like illness; 2. Ebstein barr virus is present in breast milk; studies show very little transmission mother to infant in that manner; there is some evidence mother to fetus transmission during pregnancy; CMV however is very transmissible; 3. Largest risk factor is saliva transmiss. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it safe to take lisinopril and hydroclorothiazide while nursing? I have a week old infant and high BP
Risks vs benefits: Taken during pregnancy lisinopril and medications of the ACE inhibitor class are known to cause birth defects including malformations of kidney, lung, arms and legs. Not to be taken during pregnancy. During breastfeeding it can be taken; there will be some transfer into breastmilk, but the risks to new baby are much less than during pregnancy. Discuss your available options with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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