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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

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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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My son is 5days old and has an upset stomach I have just changed his milk and I am breast feeding his tummy didn't start hurting till after we changed his milk and I am looking for something to ease the pain

My son is 5days old and has an upset stomach I have just changed his milk and I am breast feeding his tummy didn't start hurting till after we changed his milk and I am looking for something to ease the pain

Since : Since he is so little, you should contact his doctor right away about his upset stomach. There could be something more concerning going on such as a milk protein allergy or an anatomic abnormality causing him to have difficulty eating. Your child's doctor will need to examine him and be able to direct you as to the next appropriate step. Good luck! ...Read more

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What to take for stomach flu if breastfeeding?

What to take for stomach flu if breastfeeding?

Stay hydrated: Make sure you're taking enough fluids, and eat only a bland diet until you feel completely better. This means easy to digest foods like rice, bananas, toast, plain baked potato, broth, etc. Avoid fried, heavy, fatty, saucy, creamy foods until your condition has returned to normal (and consider avoiding all that same stuff for your general health after you're better). ...Read more

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Can i take mephigastryl for stomach if im breastfeeding?

Can i take mephigastryl for stomach if im breastfeeding?

Not known: Prochlorperszine maleate. For pregnancy: category C, which means that there is evidence that it may harm animals but that there are insufficient studies in humans. Regarding lactation: Inadequate literature available to asses sufficient risk; caution advised. Taken from Epocrates ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does this mean when you have pain in lower abdomen while breastfeeding?

Can doctors tell me what does this mean when you have pain in lower abdomen while breastfeeding?

Uterus contracting: One of the hormones you produce while breastfeeding can also cause uterine contractions. These are most prominent right after giving birth when the uterus is enlarged, but can occur at any point while breast feeding because the uterus is just a big muscle that is sensitive to that hormone. The bright side is that the breast feeding helps get your uterus back to normal size and in shape! ...Read more

Dr. William Harris
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Stomach Discomfort (Definition)

Stomach discomfort or pain can be due to problems in digestion or irritation to the stomach. Some people use the term to describe discomfort ...Read more


Dr. Steven Griggs
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Upset Stomach (Definition)

Upset stomach is a general term describing any kind of abdominal discomfort. It may include cramping, pain, nausea, or a sense of needing to ...Read more