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Wheat Dextrin While Breastfeeding
I am a 62 yr old male w/ OIC (on/ off for 2 weeks) after starting oxycodone 15mg /day. Is it OK to combine Senna-S, wheat dextrin, and Miralax?
Generally, yes: But I usually recommend doing things stepwise rather than all at once. Wheat dextrin is basically a bulk agent, and those are NOT recommended in OIC. Miralax alone should work, just need to escalate dose. Start with one ounce three times daily, and double it until there are results. The newer agents that specifically antagonize opioids gut action, usually without systemic effects, also help. ...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
Hi I was wondering if I may have an allergy to rye (i'm allergic to rye grass) or gluten (not allergic to wheat or corn though) or dextrin or food coloring dyes that are artificial, since I was eating cheez-its and starburst last night and noticed my thr
Beware that allergy: Is simply a label for behavioral response. Pretense is that someone else (Doc, etc.) really understands what is happening when actually just repeating the client's complaints/descriptions of behavior (s), using different words/diagnostic-labels, while promoting theories to justify low-level theories aimed at justifying what is being promoted/sold. Best don't miss bigger issues & internal controls. ...Read more
I'm taking verapamil and am constipated. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) & costco optifiber (wheat dextrin) don't seem to work. What fiber supplement would you recommend?
Change meds: I believe that constipation is a common side effect of medications. When simple methods to manage these complications fail, altermative treatments should be sought. I would not recommend stronger laxatives as they may alter your colonic function, unless, of course, you have no alternative. ...Read more
I am breastfeeding a 7 months old baby with lots of food allergies e.g. egg, milk, wheat and corn. How long do these allergens stay in my breast milk?
Breast milk: Many pediatricians and pediatiric clinics assign the diagnosis of "foor allergies" as a cause of "colic" or poor feeding by an infant. It is possible that no "true allergies" have occurred, and if your infant is thriving (putting on predicted weight) it is unlikely that your breast milk is creating a problem. Ask a pediatric dermatologist for advice if your infant is not growing appropriately. ...Read more
Wife has serve dry eyes and has plugs, today she took dextrin powder and states her eyes are dryer and as uncomfortable as ever. Could dextrin be caus?
Maybe: Dextrin could worsen dry eyes by keeping water in the gut with the passage of high-fiber stools. However, sounds like the primary eye problem has not bee sufficiently addressed for her to be sensitive this. Are artificial tears an option for her? Are other medications (like antihistamines) used that are drying? Is there inflammation of the eyelid? Eye doctor should be able to help ...Read more
No "deadline": There is no "deadline" for breastfeeding. Breastfeeding and breastmilk have numerous benefits for you and your child. At least 6 months is desirable and if you can make it to one year, that is even better. That being said, many women may only be able to breastfeed for a few months while some will continue to breastfeed into toddlerhood. The choice is up to you and your baby. Wean on your timeline. ...Read more
Breastfeeding operates by demand, the more baby demands milk, the more milk the breasts produce. Make sure not to supplement any formula. Depending on where you're at post partum, advice may differ. Here's a great website with lots of good information:
http://www. Lalecheleague. Org/faq/increase. Html. ...Read more
Yes: Of course! Exercise is great for your physical health and will not interfere with you producing breast milk as long as your nutrition (and hydration!) remains good. Be sure to drink lots of water and consume adequate calories to replenish what you may be losing from breast feeding and also working out. ...Read more
Persistence!: Fill a pitcher of water and set it next to your breastfeeding spot with a glass. Drink a glass of water every time you sit down to nurse. Be sure to get pillows you need to position the baby to the breast, rather than hunching down to the baby to nurse. I'm so happy you are doing this for your baby! This is the best gift a mother can give! ...Read more
Breastfeeding pain: During the first week or so, you can experience pain on the nipples which will disappear eventually. Make sure that your baby's lips are not sucking directly on the nipple - the whole nipple should be located behind baby's gumline so that the lips are around the areola (dark area around the nipple) where the sucking should take place. ...Read more
Let me advise you:
Perccet compose of two medications.
Oxycodone&acetaminophen however, the oxycodone component is a narcotic and could cause significant problems in a nursing infant.
If you have to take it is a good idea to watch for any changes in your baby, such as breathing problems, excessive sleeping, or feeding problems.
The manufacturer does not recommend that women use this medication while breastfeed. ...Read more
There really are: No actual complications of breastfeeding. Some minor consequences are irritated/sore and/or bleeding nipples. One needs to make sure they are drinking plenty of fluids and eating healthily to keep up the milk supply. Breast-feeding is generally a great thing for you and your baby! ...Read more
Too many to list: Check with your doc or pediatrician for this information. If ready to do some heavy reading, buy the reference "medications and mothers milk" by t hale, 15 ed, 2012. ...Read more
Yes: Studies have actually been performed to evaluate the safety of this medication and if it is present in breast milk. While it is present in breastmilk at very, very low levels, results of studies indicate that it is safe for the child and is a safe antibiotic to take when breastfeeding. ...Read more