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Best medicine to take for diarrhea while breastfeeding?

Best medicine to take for diarrhea while breastfeeding?

Imodium (loperamide): Imodium (loperamide) is one of safe ones to take. Additional ingestion of yogurt or probiotics will further reduce the duration of diarrrhea.

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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What can I take for diarrhea if I'm breastfeeding?

What can I take for diarrhea if I'm breastfeeding?

Supportive Care: Best treatment for diarrhea, breastfeeding or not, is supportive care. Clear liquids- broth, pedialyte, sport drinks: soft foods- toast, crackers, mashed banana, applesauce are helpful. No need to stop breastfeeding, your baby will get protective immunity. Don't forget good handwashing with breastfeeding+ going to bathroom. Call your dr if you have blood in stool, unable to pee, or vomiting.

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I'm breastfeeding and have diarrhea, what medication can I take to stop it?

I'm breastfeeding and have diarrhea, what medication can I take to stop it?

Try hydration: Most meds for diarrhea are not very effective Try hydration and a high carbohydrate diet: rice, potatoes, and breads. Also probiotics have been shown to be helpful in combating diarrhea. Kaopectae is a med that can help in some cases and should be ok with breastfeeding. Feel better soon

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What can I take for upset stomach and diarrhea while breastfeeding?

What can I take for upset stomach and diarrhea while breastfeeding?

Diarrhea/breastfeed: Women who are breast-feeding should avoid drugs that contain bismuth, such as pepto-bismol. Imodium (loperamide) is probably safe. for mild upset stomach and diarrhea, the best approach is to keep drinking water and eat simple easy-to-digest foods such as the brat diet  (bananas, rice, applesauce, toast). See a doctor if you are vomiting, having bloody diarrhea, fever or chills.

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Breastfeeding wife of 3 week old has food poisoning (diarrhea, some vomiting). Pediatrician said ok to breast feed. What can wife take?

Breastfeeding wife of 3 week old has food poisoning (diarrhea, some vomiting). Pediatrician said ok to breast feed. What can wife take?

Breastfeeding: Your wife should be staying hydrated most importantly. Drinking plenty of fluids/Gatorade is important. Don't take any Immodium, you want whatever is in you out of you, and not trap the organism in you. Bigger question is this a stomach bug or actual food poisoning, which if latter then what kind of food poisoning bc that will dictate if you need treatment or not.

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If you have e. Coli diarrhea, can you pass it to your baby through breastfeeding?

If you have e. Coli diarrhea, can you pass it to your baby through breastfeeding?

No: Breast feeding is safe while you are having diarrhea. As a caveat, pay extra attention to proper hand hygiene.

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I am breastfeeding my 2, 5 months old baby. He has diarrhea for 5 days almost. I changed a diet but it doesnot help. What can I do?

I am breastfeeding my 2, 5 months old baby. He has diarrhea for 5 days almost. I changed a diet but it doesnot help. What can I do?

Keep breastfeeding: Breast milk has antibodies that help reduce viral diarrhea length. There is no medication for diarrhea at this age. Keep buttocks covered in vaseline. However, exclusively breastfed infants will often have squirty mustard looking stools with chunks - often called diarrhea by those used to harder firm stools of formula fed stools. If this persists, make appt with MD to check weight and check health

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My child has gastroenteritis, my breastfeeding increases his diarrhea. Should I stop breastfeeding?

My child has gastroenteritis, my breastfeeding increases his diarrhea. Should I stop breastfeeding?

No: Breastfeeding is the best choice for your baby. However, if it persists, you should speak to the pediatrician to see if any further work up may be necessary to rule out any metabolic disorders.

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I had my 4th C-section 3 weeks ago and have had diarrhea ever scince. I am breastfeeding. I feel fine otherwise what could this be how can I treat it?

I had my 4th C-section 3 weeks ago and have had diarrhea ever scince. I am breastfeeding. I feel fine otherwise what could this be how can I treat it?

Diarrhea: You probably got antibiotics during and after your c section. Because you've had the diarrhea for 3 weeks, it could be related to that. I would actually see your OB doc to confirm what the cause might be. In the meantime hydrate well, increase your fiber intake.

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I have fever and diarrhea can I continue breastfeeding. Can my baby catch the virus if I hold her or if she breasfeed?

I have fever and diarrhea can I continue breastfeeding. Can my baby catch the virus if I hold her or if she breasfeed?

Continue feeding her: One of the great advantages of breast feeding is that you are not just transferring nutritional components to your offspring but also passively antibodies that your mature immune system is generating against diseases. Your breast milk is sterile unless you have a mastitis in which case you should pump and discard the milk.

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Baby diarrhea? I have a newborn who is about a week old and she is experiencing diarrhea. She is not fussy, and is continuing to eat well (i am breastfeeding). She does not have a fever and continues to be alert and active. She previously had not had a bo

Baby diarrhea? I have a newborn who is about a week old and she is experiencing diarrhea. She is not fussy, and is continuing to eat well (i am breastfeeding). She does not have a fever and continues to be alert and active. She previously had not had a bo

It: It is actually normal for a newborn to have liquid stools with every feed (up to 10 a day!). As long as she is eating well, growing well, and having at least 6 wet (urine) diapers a day, you are in good shape. Just watch out for diaper rash from frequent bowel movements. If your child starts acting ill, develops a fever, if you notice blood in her stool or if she stops eating well, call her doctor right away.

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My 6 month old has diarrhea for 60 hrs now. He is excl breastfed. No fever or smell. Should I stop breastfeeding if sec lactose intolerance? Help please

My 6 month old has diarrhea for 60 hrs now. He is excl breastfed. No fever or smell. Should I stop breastfeeding if sec lactose intolerance? Help please

See Doctor ASAP: 60 hours of diarrhea is difficult on adults. It can worse on the 6 month old age group. Dehydration is a serious issue with infants, and while they may be still taking fluids, the loss of fluids from diarrhea may be more than they are taking in. This can result in dehydration and /or electrolyte disturbances. Seek medical evaluation immediately.

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Breastfeeding for 4 months now - experiencing nausea now and then every day. Distended stomach before bed last 2 nights. Had diarrhea tonight. Help.

Breastfeeding for 4 months now - experiencing nausea now and then every day. Distended stomach before bed last 2 nights. Had diarrhea tonight. Help.

Need more info: And you need to be seen and examined and possibly have stool tested. Go see a doctor and get this worked out. Good luck.

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I breast feed and use formula for my 13 day old baby boy. His poop is runny and yellow to dark yellow. When he poops I hear it loudly & rapidly squirting out. Is this diarrhea? How can I treat it?

I breast feed and use formula for my 13 day old baby boy. His poop is runny and yellow to dark yellow. When he poops I hear it loudly & rapidly squirting out. Is this diarrhea? How can I treat it?

NORMAL POOP!: That is wonderful, perfectly functioning newborn baby poop. Don't change a thing and don't worry about a thing. He does not have diarrhea - that is what infant poop is at its best! . Color can be yellows, greens, browns, oranges -these are all ok colors. And yes, it is very runny and explosive - stand clear of butt when changing diaper. Congratulations!

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