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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

Dr. James Chapman
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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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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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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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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. ...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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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

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Mitchell Cohn
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Pain Medication (Definition)

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