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What If I Want To Drink Alcohol While Im Breastfeeding
Not necessarily: Not necessarily. Alcohol in moderation ( 1-2 glasses of wine or 1 beer) a day should not cause you any problems. Alcoholism or heavy binge drinking can sometimes lower your platelets (the cells in your body that help clot your blood). Aspirin works by also inhibiting platelets, so together this could lead to bleeding problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more
Don't undertand ?: If you have been having trouble conceiving, there are many causes. If you have a primary care provider or OB/GYN provider, you need to talk with them about your style of intercourse, how long you allow sperm to stay without washing, time of month you are most fertile and whether your partner may be the one with problems (low sperm count etc.). Glad you are free of alcohol/drugs! Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I (not should I) smoke weed/drink alcohol in moderation while taking lamotrigine?Any adverse reactions? Just want to know if I can, not should I.
Depends on what you: mean by "moderation." Also depends on whether your doctor is aware of your use of alcohol and marijuana. You are likely being treated for bipolar disorder, and there are many with this condition who can be worsened by either/both of these drugs. In small doses (1-2 standard drinks/d) it is not likely to have major effects, but can have drug-interactions and cause problems in higher doses. ...Read more
Mgt: It is best to drink a well established brand. ...Read more
No problem: Your body can take care of anything harmful in the tea and prevent it from being secreted in the breast milk. ...Read more
Not recommended: There has been little research conducted on this subject. However, the advice given by many of the manufacturers is that you should avoid drinking alcohol while on antibiotics and for 48 hours after finishing the course of the treatment. Remember: moderation is the key. ...Read more
Is drinking alcohol the reason why i'm not getting pregnant? Should I stop drinking while trying to conceive?
Only if you're Mario: People don't combust after seizures. On the other hand, mario (of super brothers fame) does! alcohol is another matter as far as messing with seizures and antiseizure medications, so you best discuss this important matter with your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How much can U drink: You should probably drink about twice as much as normal. You will dispense and use more fluids producing breast milk. I would suggest at least 64-80 oz. Make sure you are eating well too. Good luck and congratulations of accepting the challenge of providing the best nutrition for your child. ...Read more
No: Binge / episodic drinking can cause withdrawal (or dependence for that matter) symptoms if done frequently. It is much more likely and potentially life-threatening to withdraw from daily alcohol use. Contact a qualified alcohol detox program for assistance. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I am drinking alchohal almost every day, so please suggest me after drinking what to eat or not or how can I manage my health after drinking regularly.
Don't understand ?: Were you hoping to have hangovers?? If not, exercise away. However, most people don't find being intoxicated goes along well with exercise, and alcohol may reduce muscle strength. If you are drinking regularly and routinely getting hangovers, you are drinking too much. You need to consider cutting down and perhaps discussing your drinking with a counselor. Sounds like its a problem to me. ...Read more
Zero: That small of an amount will likely not have any consequences. In general if my patients want to drink a small amount i recommend breastfeeding immediately so that the milk is used prior to the majority of absorption. Then the alcohol that is absorbed has time to be processed by the liver prior to the next feed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If i don't breastfeed then does that mean i will get mastitis? How do I stop the milk flow if I am not breastfeeding?
No mastitis: You will not necessarily get mastitis but are likely to experience engorgement which can be painful. Keep your breasts bound by a well fitting support bra, consider using cabbage leaves inside the bra to help dry out the milk supply (strange but true) and avoid any stimulation to the breasts like warm water or sexual stimulation while trying to get the milk to go away. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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