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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. Creighton Wright
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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

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Is it safe to consume cran-max pill on empty stomach? While breastfeeding?

Is it safe to consume cran-max pill on empty stomach? While breastfeeding?

Cranberry extract: According to InfantRisk there are no well designed studies looking at cranberry extract in breastfeeding. InfantRisk is the research group at Texas Tech University that studies medication use during breastfeeding. Unknown how much cranberry gets into breastmilk. Wise to avoid cran-max while breastfeeding. Cran-max might be better tolerated on a full stomach. ...Read more

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3 week old infant stomach making noises while I'm breastfeeding her, is that normal?

3 week old infant stomach making noises while I'm breastfeeding her, is that normal?

Yes: Everyone, including infants swallow air during feeding & this will enter the stomach and add noise to the mechanical processing in the organ. As processed food enters & moves into the intestines it may also make some odd sounds. Some infants are noisier than others. Normal. ...Read more

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I am feeling pain at the lower region of my stomach. I am also seeing blood in my urine. My baby is five months now and am breastfeeding her.?

I am feeling pain at the lower region of my stomach. I am also seeing blood in my urine. My baby is five months now and am breastfeeding her.?

See your doctor: Sounds like a urinary tract infection but you would need to see your doctor to be tested, especially if you're breast-feeding. You don't want to take any unnecessary medications but want to be sure you're adequately and appropriately treated. ...Read more

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Can I treat the stretch mark located in the lower abdomen with fraxel laser, if im breastfeeding?

Can I treat the stretch mark located in the lower abdomen with fraxel laser, if im breastfeeding?

Yes and no: The laser procedure itself has no effect on breast feeding. The issue is the use of the "numbing" cream used with the laser, which may be transmitted to breast milk. It would be safer to wait for your laser treatment until after you've completed breast feeding. ...Read more

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Acute stomach pains after drinking room temp water. Need the water for breastfeeding. Recently started after 3months of bf. Possible problems?

Acute stomach pains after drinking room temp water. Need the water for breastfeeding. Recently started after 3months of bf. Possible problems?

Water: The temperature of the water being room temperaure is unlikely related to your stomach pains. Was the water dirty or contaminated (i.e. someone put their hands in it?) If pains persist, see your doctor.
Spill out the water and get fresh water instead. ...Read more

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When is the stomach flu contagious if breastfeeding?

When is the stomach flu contagious if breastfeeding?

Not Passed in Milk: While a nursing mother can pass a stomach virus onto her child, the virus does not pass to the child through the breastmilk. The mother's antibodies passed via the breastmilk may even offer protection for the child. ...Read more

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Sore breasts and lower abdominal painful while breastfeeding?

Sore breasts and lower abdominal painful while breastfeeding?

Could be normal: Sore breast are common in breast feeding, there is a chance that you might have a breast infection if you are experiencing deep burning pain. Also while breast feeding it releases hormone called oxytocin, which make the uterus contract. That could be why you are having pain. ...Read more

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Please, my wife complains of something in her stomach after child dilivery which gives her pains anytime she's breastfeeding the baby. What that? Thks

Likely uterus: Breast feeding stimulates a hormone (chemical) called oxytocin, which also stimulates uterine contractions. May be felt more acutely with breastfeeding a newborn, wife to talk to gyn, pediatrician. ...Read more

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What food, fruits, vegetables are good to eat during diet to get flat stomach while breastfeeding?

What food, fruits, vegetables are good to eat during diet to get flat stomach while breastfeeding?

Your diet won't work: You must exercise to become physically fit--more important than y9ur diet. Learn how to eat healthy. Be sure you do not have vitamin D deficiency. ...Read more

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Stomach won't go. Tried duphalac, movicol, allbran, oats, dried pears. Am breastfeeding. Trying prunes tomorrow and syllium husks. What else can I do? Desprt

Stomach won't go. Tried duphalac, movicol, allbran, oats, dried pears. Am breastfeeding. Trying prunes tomorrow and syllium husks. What else can I do? Desprt

Stomach: You tried many but miralax (polyethylene glycol). 1 -2 capful in large glass of gatorade, juice or milk. Drink twice daily 2- 3 days, then once daily. Drink 6-8 big glasses or equivalent bottle size water; more fruits, salad, vegetables- if possible green leafy. Most importantly: bowel training: fix a time of day, go, sit on the toilet, concentrate, try unless you have a bm; do 4 mo, your biological clock will be set. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding an 11 month old baby, still no period... Is this causing me to have a bigger stomach well it flatten some what once I get period?

No: Your breast feeding is not causing you to have a larger stomach or become bloated. You actually burn more calories breast feeding. ...Read more

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I have a stomach bug and I breast feed. Is there something I should do to keep her healthy while I'm sick?

I have a stomach bug and I breast feed. Is there something I should do to keep her healthy while I'm sick?

Mom ill with BF baby: You should stay hydrated with fluids,
Advil 400 mg po q 6 hrs for pain, fever.
The breast milk is protective, so that alone
can help prevention in the baby, Observe baby
for fussy, fever and other symptoms and bring into pedi MD if these occur. Welcome to health tap, Dr. Ivy Fiher ...Read more

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Does breastfeeding protect the mother from certain viruses/illnesses that the baby gets? Like s stomach bug. Everyone in the family got extremely sick, but I didn't, yet I was the most exposed to it because I took care of baby.

Does breastfeeding protect the mother from certain viruses/illnesses that the baby gets? Like s stomach bug. Everyone in the family got extremely sick, but I didn't, yet I was the most exposed to it because I took care of baby.

I am not aware: That a mother would be protected from infections because she is breast feeding. Of course, there can be protective value for a baby to be fed breast milk. ...Read more

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My 7 week old baby when he is breastfeeding I can hear the milk going down in his stomach does that mean he's drinking to fast or that he's gasy?

My 7 week old baby when he is breastfeeding I can hear the milk going down in his stomach does that mean he's drinking to fast or that he's gasy?

Normal...: He just hasn't learned proper table manners yet! . Actually, it just means that you have a good milk supply and it comes out easily and quickly. ...Read more

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Igave birth on aug.12th started breastfeeding got my period like a month after on the 5th missed my period on the 5th of this month abdominal pain?

Igave birth on aug.12th started breastfeeding got my period like a month after on the 5th missed my period on the 5th of this month abdominal pain?

Pregancy test: Breastfeeding can cause you to miss periods or not have periods at all. Although breastfeeding can cause a woman not to ovulation, it is not a reliable form of birth control. If you have been sexually active, you need to take a pregnancy test to be sure that you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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My stomach looks 16 weeks n I've felt movement but I've had neg tests and late periods /i also am still breastfeeding. Is it even possible to be preg?

My stomach looks 16 weeks n I've felt movement but I've had neg tests and late periods /i also am still breastfeeding. Is it even possible to be preg?

Yes: It is possible to be pregnant, but not if your HCG levels are negative. The best way in which to resolve this is to be seen and examined by an obstetrician. It would be very unusual to be feeling fetal movement and not have anything seen by ultrasound. Could this be psychological? ...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


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more