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What To Take For Upset Stomach 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
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
I have an upset stomach and was wondering if a dose of pepto was ok to take? I am somewhat breastfeeding-he only gets 6oz of bm a day the reast form.
Yes: Pepto should be safe to take while nursing. ...Read more
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
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
Good day, My baby was admitted for gastroenteritis on Thursday and she’s been released today but now I have started with stomach cramps. What medication can I take as I’m still breastfeeding? Thanks and regards, Cherese Philippou
Abdominal cramps: Take Buscopan and Probiotics.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
I'm a breastfeeding mom with a stomach bug. If I take Pepto Bismol, (bismuth subsalicylate) how long will I need to wait before it's safe to breastfeed my baby?
Hello doctor actually am breast feeding. Can I take meftal spas for my stomach pain during my periods. Is it safe to take while breastfeeding. Thank u?
Meftal spas: Yes meftal spas can be taken during breast feeding with caution. Consult your obstetrician for any concern. ...Read more
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
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
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.?
Can I treat the stretch mark located in the lower abdomen with fraxel laser, if im breastfeeding?
Acute stomach pains after drinking room temp water. Need the water for breastfeeding. Recently started after 3months of bf. Possible problems?
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
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
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
What food, fruits, vegetables are good to eat during diet to get flat stomach while breastfeeding?
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
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
I am experiencing chronic diarrhoea and stomach cramps since delivering 5days ago. Completed my dose of dazolic today. Exclusively breastfeeding?
Antibiotics: Antibiotics like dazolic can cause diarrhea and stomach cramps. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Lower abdominal and Lower back pain with nausea stoped breastfeeding 3 months ago but git a little milk out when tried to check. Does that mean I'm pg?
I am breastfeeding my 3 weeks old boy. I gave similac supplement 2 fl oz to him on empty stomach today. Is it wrong to give it on empty stomach?
Similac: No problem at allGet a more detailed answer ›
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