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Dr. Morris Westfried
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Stretch Marks (Definition)

Stretch marks = striae caused by ...Read more


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Are itworks wrap safe to use while nursing?

Are itworks wrap safe to use while nursing?

Possibly OK: Most substances taken by nursing mothers are safe because only about 2-5% of most medications enter breastmilk. Given that the itworks wrap is a topical treatment, it is probably fine. However, I am unable to see exactly what is in the wrap. If the ingredients are herbal products or vitamins/minerals that are considered generally safe orally, then it should be safe to use while nursing. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use GNC ultra nourish hair vitamins while nursing ?

Is it safe to use GNC ultra nourish hair vitamins while nursing ?

Check ingredients on: label. If you can't identify it or pronounce it, you are best using an organically formulated brand. Usually GNC products are not organic & tend to use the cheapest industry standards in their formulations. So, looking on their label will identify what's in it, and you can compare the ingredients to whats on "Skin Deep" in the EWG.org website that will help you determine it's safety. 0, 1 is best. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use herbal skin remedies while nursing?

Is it safe to use herbal skin remedies while nursing?

No: I wouldn't. Many could be unsafe-- for example, products with lavender oil have estrogen-like effects, and have caused feminization of boys when used topically (though it's unclear if ingestion occurred.) i recommend you use plain, proven safe products-- anything that's labeled for use on your baby is going to be safe for you to use on your own skin. ...Read more

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I've heard a lot of great things about sensa. Why does it supposedly work? Is it safe to use while nursing? I am dieting and exercising.

I've heard a lot of great things about sensa. Why does it supposedly work? Is it safe to use while nursing? I am dieting and exercising.

Long term effects: You may have heard great things about sensation, but we don't know what long term effect it might have on your nursing and above all what effect it might have on the baby. ...Read more

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I'm looking for. Protein powder or bar I can use while nursing, breakfast is difficult for me so I need something quick easy and healthy. Are they safe? Is there anything I should look out for?

I'm looking for. Protein powder or bar I can use while nursing, breakfast is difficult for me so I need something quick easy and healthy. Are they safe? Is there anything I should look out for?

Full balanced diet: You can easily find protein bars in any large food market but you should really have a complete balanced diet with not only protein but also carbs, fats, vitamins, and minerals. You live in California and that should be easy to obtain without supplements all year round. You could speak to a nutritionist for more detailed guidance if need be. ...Read more

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Is canesoral (external cream and oral capsule) safe to use while breastfeeding? (on the box, its says do not use if pregnant, nursing).

Is canesoral (external cream and oral capsule) safe to use while breastfeeding? (on the box, its says do not use if pregnant, nursing).

Yes: Fluconazole (the active ingredient in canesoral) is acceptable in nursing, because the amount excreted in breast milk is less than the neonatal Fluconazole dosage. ...Read more

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What is a safe product I can use to kill parasites while nursing and how long should I wait to nurse after ingesting castor oil?

What is a safe product I can use to kill parasites while nursing and how long should I wait to nurse after ingesting castor oil?

Colloidal silver: Two natural treatments I know of are Colloidal silver and grapefruit seed extract, most other treatments are too strong and could harm the fetus. Speak with your OB before taking any home remedies or medicinals for this. If you are lactating I would not be using castor oil at all, find another laxative that is safe ...Read more

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Am a nursing mother for a 3 weeks old baby girl, i'm suffering from BV since 10days ago, is it safe to use flagyl while i am BF MY BABY?

Am a nursing mother for a 3 weeks old baby girl,  i'm suffering from BV since 10days ago, is it safe to use flagyl while i am BF MY BABY?

Yes: This is considered about ass safe as it gets for use during breastfeeding.Whether it is taken by mouth or used as a vaginal gel, it is absorbed & some passes to baby.Multiple studies have shown no negative effect on the kid.Use as needed. ...Read more

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Hello, I'm a nursing mother now i have a muscular problem can i use "Chlorzoxazone" relaxon, is it safe with breast feeding?!

Hello, I'm a nursing mother now i have a muscular problem can i use "Chlorzoxazone" relaxon, is it safe with breast feeding?!

Mess and breast : Speak to the provider who prescribed this as there is no data on the excretion of chlorzoxazone into breast milk which would make it unsafe to use while nursing ...Read more

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Is erythromycin oinment for pink eye safe to use while nursing? Also if i don't use an antibiotic for bacterial pink eye will it go away?

Is erythromycin oinment for pink eye safe to use  while nursing? Also if i don't use an antibiotic for bacterial pink eye will it go away?

It is safe!: Erythromycin ointment is safe during pregnancy. Depending on the bacteria, it would most likely go away without treatment at all, it may take longer, and you would be taking the chance of possible permanent vision changes. ...Read more

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Is herbalife safe while nursing?

Is herbalife safe while nursing?

Vitamins: When supplemental Vitamin A is added to the prenatal vitamin, overdose can occur in as little as 4 times the regular dose. If Vitamin A is consumed in amounts greater than 10,000 IUs, liver toxicity or fetal birth defects can occur. High dose vitamin E in women were 70% more likely to give birth to a baby with a heart defect. Be careful which vitamins you take. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take seirogan when nursing?

Not sure: The active ingredient is wood creosote but has 4 active metabolites. I would not take it!! ...Read more

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Is taking GNC mega green women's active safe while nursing?

Is taking GNC mega green women's active safe while nursing?

Appears to be: The label advises consulting your doctor if nursing which is not great advise as few docs have the knowledge to assess its safety. While the ingredients may find their way into breast milk, none of these should harm your baby.However, some babies may not like the taste of milk due to taking these ; it's possible some might get gas from some ingredients like broccoli though it has only tiny amounts. ...Read more

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Are there any rapid safe diets I can go on while in nursing school?

Are there any rapid safe diets I can go on while in nursing school?

Many safe diets: There are many safe long term diets that emphasize low carbs, low fats, higher proteins and vegetables. Rapid safe diets might include medifast or a doctor-monitored low calorie diet. ...Read more

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Want to lose weight but am still nursing a child, what's a safe way to do that?

Want to lose weight but am still nursing a child, what's a safe way to do that?

Balanced nutrition: If you eat a well balanced diet based on your pre-pregnant weight ( calorie wise) & simply breast feed, you can lose a pound every week or two.Make sure you are taking prenatal vitamins & plenty of fluids. The loss will be slow but natural. The books that say to up your calorie intake to bf are assuring that you won't lose weight. ...Read more

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What can the nursing ratio of nurse to how many patients to be of safe level care?

What can the nursing ratio of nurse to how many patients to be of safe level care?

Depends: Sicker patients need closer attention. The ratio would be very different from say, recovery room, to icu, to telemetry unit, to med/surg floor, to chronic care (snf) settings. Also depends on skill of nurse. ...Read more

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Legal, all natural no tobacco smoke blend, is it ok to use during the year of nursing my baby if i wait an hour afterwards?

Legal, all natural no tobacco smoke blend, is it ok to use during the year of nursing my baby if i wait an hour afterwards?

No idea: So what exactly is it? Banana peel? Leather out an old buick? There are lots of things that are "all natural" like belladonna and arsenic that i wouldn't wan to ingest. I would get this product investigated throughly with your doc to see, and let them consult with a toxicologist. Waiting an hour makes no difference. If there is an offending agent, they recommend pump and dumping for at least a day. ...Read more

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Is there a nursing supplement I can use?

Is there a nursing supplement I can use?

Yes: There are some supplements for breastfeeding moms which are generally considered safe. Before deciding to use one, please consult a lactation specialist or your doctor. Remember to continue taking your prenatal vitamins and plenty of fluid. Your nutrition is very important now, just like during pregnancy, so follow a healthy diet. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take l-lyosine while nursing?

Yes: Yes, it is totally safe to take l-lysine while nursing. This is an Amino Acid found in just about every protein-containing food that you eat. ...Read more

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Diltiazem gel safe while nursing?

Diltiazem gel safe while nursing?

Unknown : There is not enough information on even oral diltiazem, let alone gel. The 2% gel used for anal fissure, maybe absorbed systemically however is unreliable, unlikely to be significant and will vary from dose to dose. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take emergen-c while nursing?

Is it safe to take emergen-c while nursing?

Emergen-C: Yes it's fine but stay away from othe immune boosters like Airborne. They contain too many other vitamins and herbs that are not good for milk/baby. ...Read more

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I am nursing and am currently taking tobramycin 0.3% oph sol 5ml. Is this safe?

I am nursing and am currently taking tobramycin 0.3% oph sol 5ml. Is this safe?

No: Tobramycin is not recommended to be used in nursing mothers. Medication even put into the eye will reach the general circulation and get into mother;s milk. Consult with your physician to change the medication. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have my teeth whitened/bleached while nursing?

Is it safe to have my teeth whitened/bleached while nursing?

QUESTIONABLE: I would avoid any unnecessary chemical in my body if i were nursing. Why take the risk.Whiten. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take airborne while nursing?

Is it safe to take airborne while nursing?

Yes: "the packaging says no because it's not tested, but there are peds out there that would say that based on the actual ingredients--it's fine". I agree with this statement. ...Read more