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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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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Can I take medicines to reduce my fever while breast feeding?

Can I take medicines to reduce my fever while breast feeding?

Yes.: Yes you may take tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen at the appropriate dosage safely while breast feeding. However if fever > 101 lasts longer than 3 days please consult with your doctor. And keep nursing-this keeps the baby's immunity strong.

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I have a fever of 107 and im breast feeding what can I take also how high can a fever get before its dangerous?

I have a fever of 107 and im breast feeding what can I take also how high can a fever get before its dangerous?

107???: A fever of 107 is very dangerous. You probably mean 100.7, but if it's really 107, you need to be in an emergency room now.

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My wife has fever and she give breast feeding to my child (1yr old) and he don't take the bottle, I want to know which medicine I can give her?

My wife has fever and she give breast feeding to my child (1yr old) and he don't take the bottle, I want to know which medicine I can give her?

Tylenol/Ibuprofen: She can take tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen for her fever. She can also take homeopathic belladonna. Elderberry and vit d can help if she has flu like symptoms as well. Drink plenty of fluids, chicken soup...And the baby will be fine as her milk will pass on antibodies to protect the child.

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I am a breast feeding mother and I took a tablet of lonart anti malaria drug, will it affect my 5months old baby?

I am a breast feeding mother and I took a tablet of lonart anti malaria drug, will it affect my 5months old baby?

Possibly: Lonart is contraindicated with breastfeeding. In fact due to its long half life it is recommended that breastfeeding not resume until a week after finished taking the medication.

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Can breast feeding mother can take ipills?

Can breast feeding mother can take ipills?

Depends on the pill: Got to www. Lacmed. Com to see which medications are safe to take if you are breast feeding.

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Am breast feeding mother, is it good for me to take one a day womens multivitamins?

Am breast feeding mother, is it good for me to take one a day womens multivitamins?

Absoutely!: Your system will do everything to give the best to your newborn. If you are not getting enough of all the different vitamins in your diet, it will steal them out of your tissues and bones to get some for the baby. It is difficult to get everything you need at this point just from your diet, so a vitamin is a must so you don't long-term weaken your body and bones. Take to boost both you and baby!

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Can I take st. Johns wort as a new breast feeding mother?

There's no good data: Because st. John's wort is classified as a dietary supplement, manufacturers do not have to prove safety or effectiveness of this product, nor is approval by the fda required. So, there is scant medical information about st. John's wort during breast feeding. Very limited data involving only a few nursing infants indicated that st. John's wort could be detected in infant blood samples. Ask your md.

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Best oral antifungal drug for breast feeding mother?

Best oral antifungal drug for breast feeding mother?

None: This is not the best time to treat fungal nails. (by oral route) your best tx option during this time would be laser.

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I am a breast feed mother I have cold can I take antibiotic during breast feeding?

I am a breast feed mother I have cold can I take antibiotic during breast feeding?

Depends: The general rule is if I would use it for a baby it is ok for use in a breast feeding mother. We exclude sulfa drugs in the first 2 months and drugs like Cipro (ciprofloxacin) that are not generally used in childhood. Just tell the doc you are breastfeeding and they should sort that out, or ask again when you know which one is being considered.

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How long I can still take cerrazette pill (opp suitable for breast feeding mothers) and now I stopped breast feeding 3months ago?

Minipill use: It is preferred if you use a Progesterone only minipill for contraception that you are breast feeding every 2-4 hours to maintain its effectiveness. If not, then switch to a combination ocp for best protection frm pregnancy if you are able to use this. If you cannot use a combination ocp, then the Progesterone only pill is ok combined with backup contraception such as condoms.

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Is a one time dose of day quil cold and flu medicine safe to take if I'm partially breast feeding?

Is a one time dose of day quil cold and flu medicine safe to take if I'm partially breast feeding?

Yes: It is safe, though the Pseudoephedrine can cause irritability in nursing infants. In a sin dose it is safe. Try to take it just after you nurse.

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My 5 months old baby is vommitting for two days without any fever....What can I do to ensure she doesn't get dehydration? Another thing is she alwaya vommits after breast feeding but if I give her the artificial milk she doesn't vommit...Why?

My 5 months old baby is vommitting for two days without any fever....What can I do to ensure she doesn't get dehydration? Another thing is she alwaya vommits after breast feeding but if I give her the artificial milk she doesn't vommit...Why?

See MD: Your baby may have a type of obstruction called pyloric stenosis, but those babaies usually spit up everything. It may be a stomach virus, but again, those babies usually are more likely to vomit up formula as compared to breast milk. Talk to your md.

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What can be done with painful hard masses in breast after breast-feeding? (no fever)

What can be done with painful hard masses in breast after breast-feeding? (no fever)

Mastitis: Painful hard masses in breast after breastfeeding may be mastitis or early abscesses. Okay to continue breastfeeding as this will help to drain breasts. Need to follow up with doctor if fever develops or masses enlarge. More about mastitis: http://www. Webmd. Com/parenting/baby/tc/mastitis-while-breast-feeding-topic-overview#1

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Our 3-week old seems to be spitting up a lot after each breast-feeding. .. No fever, but we're wondering what nourishment, if any, he's getting?

Our 3-week old seems to be spitting up a lot after each breast-feeding. .. No fever, but we're wondering what nourishment, if any, he's getting?

Gaining weight?: Many babies spit up some of their feedings. This may be due to overfeeding or just him gulping down air along with the milk. Burping frequently can help the latter. The most important thing is whether he is growing. Doctors use charts to plot babies' growth. If his weight and length are going along the curve, he's doing ok. Http://www. Cdc. Gov/growthcharts/data/who/grchrt_boys_24lw_9210.pdf.

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My 12 months old baby has mild fever and we are out for a trip. What should be done? Will only breast feeding be right?

My 12 months old baby has mild fever and we are out for a trip. What should be done? Will only breast feeding be right?

Fluids....: Breast feeding alone would be great as long as you still have a good milk supply. If child running fever, which is just a symptom, not in and of itself a disease, then you need to ensure adequate hydration, which can be done with breast feeding. Make sure not to overdress the baby, and even though you are out on a trip, try and get plenty of rest for the baby.

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Petechiae on abdomen/arms/upper legs. No other sxs. Breast feeding 4mo old. It is small tiny red spots Some are raised not painful. No fevers md visit?

Petechiae on abdomen/arms/upper legs. No other sxs. Breast feeding 4mo old. It is small tiny red spots Some are raised not painful. No fevers md visit?

Good idea: Although sometimes they can be from supplements, medications, and scratching, it is better to be sure and see your doctor. There are scary infectious diseases that cause petechiae, vasculitis, and the need is more urgent with a fever.

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Does sperm has any effect on a breast feeding mother?

No: It has little effect, other than possible pregnancy -- but breast feeding is generally a fairly effective contraceptive. Check w/your doctor.

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How many extra calories are required for a breast feeding mother?

How many extra calories are required for a breast feeding mother?

Extra calories: Rather than extra calories a breastfeeding mother should eat a healthy and balanced diet. A nutritionist can provide you with such a diet.

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