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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. ...Read more

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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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How to stop diarrhea when breast feeding?

How to stop diarrhea when breast feeding?

Several things: First continue breast feeding, it is well tolerated & baby needs the energy. Second, offer things that slow the poo; apple sauce is my favorite followed by bananas & rice cereal. If over a year the breads help some as can steamed rice & plain macaroni ...Read more

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Is breast feeding causes diarrhea? Fast metabolism?

Is breast feeding causes diarrhea? Fast metabolism?

Hard to say: Breast feeding stools are by nature often very loose and seldom fully formed. If a bf kid has an additional issue like a stomach virus or were fed a food to which they intolerant, they can develop true watery diarrhea. Breast milk travels through the digestive system a bit faster than formulas that require more digestive work. Infants have a fast metabolism and triple their weight in the first year. ...Read more

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Every time I feed my baby with my boob I get diarrhea later. Can breast feeding cause diarrhea?

Unlikely: Breast feeding should not cause diarrhea. More likely what you are eating. ...Read more

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Is breast feeding causes the mother not the child diarrhea and fast metabolism? I don't eat much

Is breast feeding causes the mother not the child diarrhea and fast metabolism? I don't eat much

Diarrhea: Breast feeding mothers usually don't have diarrhea unless they have an underlying condition. Your fast metabolism may indicate you have hyperthyroidism so vonsult your doctor. ...Read more

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My wife and I ate raw garlic in olive oil oil on fries last night and got sick vomiting and diarreha middle of night she's breastfeeding too botulism?

My wife and I ate raw garlic in olive oil oil on fries last night and got sick vomiting and diarreha middle of night she's breastfeeding too botulism?

Not botulism: This is not botulism, likely some form of food poisoning. And perhaps not due to the fries and raw garlic. Unless the garlic was rotten.
Botulism requires food being in an environment where there is oxygen.
If this goes on for the next day, then I would recommend you visit your doctor. Or if you want you could have us order some simple labs. ...Read more

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6 wk old won't stop crying has bad rash on butt w watery poop breast feed only. Wants me only, sucking on everything and drools a lot. Has to cuddle?

6 wk old won't stop crying has bad rash on butt w watery poop breast feed only. Wants me only, sucking on everything and drools a lot. Has to cuddle?

Your six week old is: Crying because he is hurting from irritation caused by watery poops. Try to avoid using warm water to clean his butt because it stings and burns. Apply some maalox antacid suspension to the affected areas as often as needed to calm it down. You will need a prescription for nystatin if your baby also has yeast diaper rash. ...Read more

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What kind of medicine can I take for sore throat while breastfeeding?

What kind of medicine can I take for sore throat while breastfeeding?

Depends on the cause: If you have a pretty bad sore throat associated with fever, red throat, rash, or other symptoms, see your doctor. If it is just a scratchy sore throat in the morning that goes away pretty quickly in the day, then any thing that is moisturizing is fine-liquids, honey, sore throat lozenges, etc. If it is due to allergies, treat it like you would any allergy. Most otc anti-histamines are safe. ...Read more

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What type of pain medicine can I take for a uti over the counter I am currently breastfeeding my newborn?

What type of pain medicine can I take for a uti over the counter I am currently breastfeeding my newborn?

UTI pain: Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen would be safe pain medications in breastfeeding but may not be helpful if your pain is due to UTI. Drink large amounts of water, consider some cranberry juice (helps dislodge bacteria) and see your doctor if not better in a couple days. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more