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Doctor insights on: What Happens To Your Body While Breastfeeding

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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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I took a small amount of alcohol. How long do I have to wait for the alcohol to leave my body so that i can resume breastfeeding?

I took a small amount of alcohol. How long do I have to wait for the alcohol to leave my body so that i can resume breastfeeding?

Go ahead and feed: Small amounts of alcohol taken sporadically, like half a glass of wine or sips of a mixed drink hive minor effect.You can feed immediately. For a night of several, i would pump and dump as this has made it into the milk.Four hours later the level has dropped enough to resume. Over time alcohol exposure can decrease the milk promoting hormone and lead to decreasing production. ...Read more

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Advice on low body weight while breastfeeding. Should I give it up?

Advice on low body weight while breastfeeding. Should I give it up?

Breastfeeding and we: Breastfeeding and weight loss. Weight loss from breastfeeding is well-known and most women who breastfeed for 9-12 months are back at their pre-pregnancy weight. However it is very unusual to lose too much weight. This may be due to not eating enough food ( dieting) or a medical problem. If you increase your food intake and still losing weight you may want to consult your physician.. ...Read more

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Is it ok to still give breastfeeding while bleaching my body and face?

Is it ok to still give breastfeeding while bleaching my body and face?

Should be ok: From the products i know about the absorption is very poor into the skin and/or breast milk but no definitive studies have been done for safety. I would advise to continue breastfeeding but if you can avoid the bleaching or decrease the frequency of bleaching this may be better. ...Read more

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Is becoming a vegan healthy while breastfeeding? Is it good for the body or bad?

Is becoming a vegan healthy while breastfeeding? Is it good for the body or bad?

It depends...: Many people feel a vegan diet is the healthiest diet, but while many people thrive on a vegan diet it is certainly not for everyone; we are all genetically unique and many people discover that they feel much better with at least some animal-derived food in their diet. While breastfeeding it is important to get adequate protein and essential fatty acids but this is possible as a vegan- see comment:. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding when pregnant? Should you stop breastfeeding if you find out your pregnant or can your body handle both?

Breastfeeding when pregnant? Should you stop breastfeeding if you find out your pregnant or can your body handle both?

Depends: I have had mothers tandem feed their newborn and their 1 yo at the same time and some that did not. I see no reason to suddenly stop because you are pregnant.If the kid you are feeding is at a point where they want to finish and play and don't value the nurturing as much, you can begin transitioning off. Your body can do what your diet,and rest support. ...Read more

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I breastfeeding my baby he is 10months old but im very slim please help me because i hate my body please give me name of drugs to help me gain weight?

I breastfeeding my baby he is 10months old but im very slim please help me because i hate my body please give me name of drugs to help me gain weight?

Breastfeeding.: Congratulation on breastfeeding your baby. Im sorry that you hate your body. Perhaps you discuss that problem with your doctor . He may determine if you need further help and possible give you suggestions on how to gsin weight with the help of a dietician. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take "bayer back and body" every six hours, while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take "bayer back and body" every six hours, while breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding: In general, it is best to avoid medications unless they are critical to your well being. Please speak with your cardiologist regarding the necessity of Bayer (aspirin) for your health. ...Read more

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Is a seaweed wrap body treatment safe while breastfeeding? I had one, if it is not, how long should I wait before breastfeeding again my 5 months old?

Is a seaweed wrap body treatment safe while breastfeeding? I had one, if it is not, how long should I wait before breastfeeding again my 5 months old?

Yes: As long as a seaweed wrap is definitely as it states just sea weed than it should be safe with breastfeeding. With that said, i would recommend contacting the spa / salon just to make sure there weren't any other chemicals . Even in the event that there were chemicals on your skin, once washed off breast feeding should be fine but i would still recommend consulting with a lactation consultant. ...Read more

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If you breast feed 4 or 5 years straight, will it cause damage to your body?

If you breast feed 4 or 5 years straight, will it cause damage to your body?

No: Breastfeeding does demand a lot of your body (after all you have to share your nutrition with someone else), but as long as you're eating healthy foods and enough of them you should be fine. Just to make sure you're not robbing your body of something it needs you should take a multivitamin and some extra calcium. (your kids thank you for the breastmilk.). ...Read more

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I have allergic rash allover the body (especially on the breasts). I am breastfeeding. Is a cortison containing balm ok?

I have allergic rash allover the body (especially on the breasts). I am breastfeeding. Is a cortison containing balm ok?

Cream: Yes, but you do not say which steroid you are using, some are very potent and should not be use on the nipples. You should see an allergist to determine what kind of rash you have and see if the cream is the appropiriate treatment for it. ...Read more

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Iam breastfeeding and I want to do the 30 day arbonne program which includes protein shakes, and body cleanse is this safe?

Iam breastfeeding and I want to do the 30 day arbonne program which includes protein shakes, and body cleanse is this safe?

Why take the chance?: The program says it "helps detoxify and cleanse our bodies from the toxins we consume in our daily diet as well as from our environment". In general, claims that supplements make are just claims. It is wisest to beware of products with lots of marketing hype, especially of anybody who says he will cleanse your body of toxins. Nature (or god) made our bodies self-cleansing. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding my 2month old. Is it safe to change diet to lose 50 lbs? I want to go on joel Fuhrmans diet. Vegan. will my body dump toxins in milk?

Breastfeeding my 2month old. Is it safe to change diet to lose 50 lbs?  I want to go on joel Fuhrmans diet. Vegan. will my body dump toxins in milk?

No!: I would not recommend dieting while breast feeding. It takes an enormous amount of calories to produce breast milk. If you want to continue to produce good quality milk, don't diet. If you eat a normal amount of food, you are likely to lose weight anyways. And if you're vegan, make sure to take B12 supplements and to give your baby 400 IU of vitamin D a day. Best of luck! ...Read more

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How long does it take milk proteins to leave the body? I have to wait to breast feed again until dairy is out of my system.

How long does it take milk proteins to leave the body?  I have to wait to breast feed again until dairy is out of my system.

Dairy elim diet: Milk protein can be eliminated completely from a person’s system anywhere from 4 hours to 4 days, depending on person's metabolism and the amount of dairy products consumed. Patients with dairy intolerance may take 4 days. ...Read more

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