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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Julie Abbott
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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


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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more