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How many days after i stop taking 12.5mg of anafranil (clomipramine) can I safely breastfeed?My baby is 1mo old is it too late to start breastfeeding?

How many days after i stop taking 12.5mg of anafranil (clomipramine) can I safely breastfeed?My baby is 1mo old is it too late to start breastfeeding?

Safely: As long as you take anafranil (clomipramine), (clomipramine) it will be expressed in your breastmilk. There have only been a few studies of breastfeeding mothers on Anafranil (clomipramine) and their infants. In one of the studies, the babies were followed for 2 years and no untoward effects on growth or development were detected. The babies' blood was tested for the presence of anafranil (clomipramine). It was detected, but in low doses. ...Read more

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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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Wanted to start breastfeeding 2 weeks after baby was born, is it too late? Just started pumping and only 1 oz a day is all I can seem to get?

Wanted to start breastfeeding 2 weeks after baby was born, is it too late? Just started pumping and only 1 oz a day is all I can seem to get?

Sure!: You may not be able to restore quite full mild production, but start putting baby to breast every feeding (or as many as you like) then supplement with a bottle afterwards. The natural stimulus to the breast with the baby suckling is better to get milk flowing than the pump. See a lactation consultant asap! Don't be discouraged! twice daily feeds will deliver important antibody to protect! ...Read more

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My baby is 1week 1day old I been using formula is it to late to switch over to breastfeeding? Will I still be able to make milk? Formula make him sick

My baby is 1week 1day old I been using formula is it to late to switch over to breastfeeding? Will I still be able to make milk? Formula make him sick

Yes but ....: You may want to discuss what baby is doing with the doc or his/her nurses. Babies often spit up/ become gassy with anything you feed them (breast or bottle) and sometimes a change in formula,technique or bottles can reduce what you see as a problem. ...Read more

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I have been on the paragard for 7months..I just recently stopped breastfeeding last week after 9 months.I had sex on my ovulation date I'm 5 days late?

I have been on the paragard for 7months..I just recently stopped breastfeeding last week after 9 months.I had sex on my ovulation date I'm 5 days late?

Paragard: If I understand correctly you have Paragard now making pregnancy very unlikely. Also you just stooped breastfeeding so one would expect some menstrual cycle irregularity. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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I m 26 yrs old..married n ve a 9 mths old baby..i m breastfeeding..my periods are irregular..i didnt get my periods last mth..nw i m 54 days late.

I m 26 yrs old..married n ve a 9 mths old baby..i m breastfeeding..my  periods are irregular..i didnt get my periods last mth..nw i m 54 days late.

Probably normal: There periods may cease for weeks to months in breastfeeding mothers. Some women do not even get their period till they stop breastfeeding. Expect your periods to be irregular if you are breastfeeding as this suppresses menstruation. ...Read more

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I'm currently 25 days late for my period. Pink discharge 4 days ago. Still breastfeeding 11mo. Neg hpts?

I'm currently 25 days late for my period. Pink discharge 4 days ago. Still breastfeeding 11mo. Neg hpts?

LACTATION: Breast feeding a child should be limited to 1 year old.Plan for your next pregnancy afterwards. Neg. Pregnancy tests if you are still breast feeding. ...Read more