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What over-the-counter medication can II take for UTI when im breast feeding?

What over-the-counter medication can II take for UTI when  im breast feeding?

Cranberry: Get a cranberry supplement at your local health food store. Pure cranberry juice will also help though not as good as caps - not ocean spray as it is mostly water. ...Read more

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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...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

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What medication can I take for ear drainage and a sore, swollen throat while breast feeding?

What medication can I take for ear drainage and a sore, swollen throat while breast feeding?

See your doc: You need to have throat cultures and an ear exam to diagnose your infection. You will need to be treated with antibiotics. Your doc can prescribe an antibiotic safe with breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Im coming down with a strong cold & have asthma too. Trouble breathing and wheezing. What OTC can I take if im breast feeding my 11mo old?

Im coming down with a strong cold & have asthma too. Trouble breathing and wheezing. What OTC can I take if im breast feeding my 11mo old?

Anything OTC mostly: There are a few flags here. Mainly, if you really are having trouble breathing and wheezing, that needs to get looked at asap. However, most asthma medications and otc decongestants are fine to take while breastfeeding, unless you are taking them above the recommended amount. If you have any questions about other remedies or herbal remedies, ask the pharmacist. ...Read more

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My newborn cries hysterically during breast feeding. Took her to 3 drs and all said she's fine just wind and reflux but the medications are noworking?

My newborn cries hysterically during breast feeding. Took her to 3 drs and all said she's fine just wind and reflux but the medications are noworking?

Enough milk?: Without more information it is difficult to give you a precise answer. First consideration is whether you have enough milk. Secondly are you burping your baby frequently? Do you have her on a schedule? Write back so wecanhelp give you a ore complete answer. ...Read more

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Is Azo medication safe for breast feeding?

According to : Drugs.Com no recommendations can be made on the use of large quantities of cranberry products during breastfeeding.". ...Read more

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Will Zoloft (sertraline) while breast feeding alter the baby's brain chemistry? Will they become more reliant on this medication?

Will Zoloft (sertraline) while breast feeding alter the baby's brain chemistry? Will they become more reliant on this medication?

Zoloft (sertraline): Because of the low levels of sertraline in breastmilk, amounts ingested by the infant are small and is usually not detected in the serum of the infant, although the weakly active metabolite desmethylsertraline is often detectable in low levels in infant serum. Most authoritative reviewers consider sertraline one of the preferred antidepressants during breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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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. Martin Raff
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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more