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Is it acceptable to take 0.5 MG of xanax (alprazolam) (one time) and continue to breastfeed as normal following the dose? I primarily pump breast milk.

Is it acceptable to take 0.5 MG of xanax (alprazolam) (one time) and continue to breastfeed as normal following the dose? I primarily pump breast milk.

Xanax (alprazolam): Probably unsafe with breastfeeding, talking about just one dose, believe you don't really need it badly, can look for an alternative, its maximum half life in the nody is ~20 hours, so it can stay for up to 2 days, better avoid it, take care ...Read more

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Alprazolam (Definition)

Alprazolam is a short acting benzodiazepine, it does not last long in the system . So when used regularly with multiple doses to treat anxiety, it is associated with inter-dose withdrawal, tolerance and a resulting increase level of baseline anxiety. So in anxiety clinics, we use it only in cases of " flight , dentist or other infrequent anxieties, ...Read more


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Is it possible for my newborn to be allergic/sensitive to my breast milk?

Is it possible for my newborn to be allergic/sensitive to my breast milk?

Things in your milk: Infant allergy to cow's milk, egg, wheat, & soy present in minute amounts in breast milk is well-described. Food protein induced enterocolitis is much more common in exclusively breast than formula-fed infants. Presence of foreign proteins in breast milk is normal & not a result of our polluted age. In 1929, donnally reported that most pregnant women absorb whole egg from their digestive tracts. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my baby is aller to my breast milk?

How can I tell if my baby is aller to my breast milk?

SYMPTOMS: You can suspect your baby is allergic to breast milk if having symptoms of allergy like skin rashes and nasal congestion.And confirm it by stopping the brest feeding and see if symptoms go away but breast milk allergy is rare as compared to allergy to cows milk discuss your concerns if you have with the babys pediatrician. ...Read more

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How to dry up breast milk?

How to dry up breast milk?

Dry up milk: TO dry up milk production, put ice packs wrapped in towels on your breasts 15 minutes out of every hour while awake. Wear a very tight bra. Avoid hot showers. There are also prescription medications that can help dry you up - for these call your OB/GYN. ...Read more

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How can I ship breast milk?

How can I ship breast milk?

Yes you can: Apparently if you do it properly you can ship it. If frozen you can keep it frozen with dry ice or if you want it refrigerated use gel packs. Ship it overnight with one of the express carriers and make sure they are aware of the contents. ...Read more

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Tips to reduce breast milk?

Tips to reduce breast milk?

3 main plans: Some prefer a quick method, bind up with super sized ace wrap & or pre-pregnancy bra & stop all feeds.You are miserable for a while but it works. Some drop one feeding a day until their supply drops off. Some use the baby or a breast pump to soften the the breast when it gets painful but but only enough to release the pressure while supplementing baby for the rest of the feeding. ...Read more

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What does breast milk contain?

Protein, fat, carbs: The aap recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months for a good reason. The proteins in breastmilk are easily digested and immunoglobulins protect your baby from bacteria and viruses. The fat help with brain and eye development. Breastmilk also contains vitamins and carbohydrates (mainly lactose) in the perfect combinations for your baby's health. ...Read more

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How to bring back my breast milk?

How to bring back my breast milk?

Supplements: It might be worth trying a supplement like fenugreek. This might increase your milk supply. ...Read more

Xanax (Definition)

Alprazolam is a short-acting benzodiazepine which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug ...Read more