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Which Sleeping Pills Are Safe While Breastfeeding
Not many: I don't think any of the prescription sleeping pills are safe. Otcs contain antihistamines that can decrease milk supply, so that's not ideal either. Perhaps the best "sleeping pill" would be warm milk, a relaxing massage, or snuggle time with your partner. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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've been reading on ecological breastfeeding and i'm curious - how practical is it? They say to even sleep with baby - is that even safe? pls explain
Cohabiting: Sleeping together is not recommended because of rolling onto the baby and obstructing breathing. Adults sleeping with their child have been the cause of asphyxiation. Better to be safe. A 3rd bed attachment can be placed beside the bed. Remember back to sleep! All the best in keeping your baby safe. ...Read more
Is melatonin (3mg) safe to take while breastfeeding my 7mth old? I have come down with insomnia, and want to know what is safe to aid sleep
No good data: Melatonin is from the brains of many dead animals, who really knows their health status or if they were infected with some strange virus? Agriculture is far from hygienic. I would avoid this product. The supplements are not regulated in any significant way.......For purity, country of origin, look up the consumer's reports study on echinacea......... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm currently breastfeeding my 9 month old. Having trouble sleeping and anxiety. Is Valerian root safe to take at night? Baby doesn't nurse at night.
Not recommended: Herbal products are not regulated and often contain other substances in addition to the herb listed. It is not recommended to be used while breast feeding, but it is not an absolute contraindication. Have you spoke with your doctor about your symptoms? An Rx like hydroxyzine may work well for you and is safe for children. ...Read more
I am suffering from depression and anxiety. can you suggest some anti depressant or sleeping aid which is safe to take while breastfeeding?
Talk to your doctor : In general it is not a good idea to take psychotropic medications while breastfeeding. You will have to see your doctor for an assessment. You and your doctor will have to discuss your options based on the severity of your symptoms and the overall risk-benefit ratio. I have recommended non-pharmacologic interventions while breastfeeding such as psychotherapy and relaxation tapes. ...Read more
Is it safe to take 1/4 (or even less) of a doxylamine tablet to help me fall asleep if i'm breastfeeding my 8 month old son? (this is a last resort)
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