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Can women take scopinal while breastfeeding?

Can women take scopinal while breastfeeding?

Scopinal: It is not known if this medicine passes into breast milk, although only small amounts are likely to be found due to the properties of the medicine. The class of medicines that this one belongs to may reduce the production of breast milk. The manufacturer states that this medicine is not recommended for use during breastfeeding. ...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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Is breastfeeding women to have recurring mastitis?

Is breastfeeding women to have recurring mastitis?

Possible: Mastitis or breast infection is common in women who breastfeed but can also happen in women who are not breastfeeding. If an infection has not been adequately treated, it is possible for it the recur, even years later. ...Read more

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Does breastfeeding help women lose weight?

Does breastfeeding help women lose weight?

Yes: Breastfeeding women burn a significant amount of calories, up to 600 per day more than those who do not breastfeed. Six hundred calories is the equivalent of jumping rope for almost an entire hour, so you can imagine that this would be helpful in weight loss. However, weight loss is variable among breastfeeding mothers & everyone will not see a significant weight change simply from breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Can I take Women's Ultra Mega Active while breastfeeding? Baby is now 6 months old.

Can I take Women's Ultra Mega Active while breastfeeding? Baby is now 6 months old.

Looks fine: I find no specific listing of the product in the breast feeding references. However, on reviewing the contents there is nothing there that would be harmful to baby. ...Read more

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Why did the number of american women breastfeeding their babies drop dramaticly after wwii?

Why did the number of american women breastfeeding their babies drop dramaticly after wwii?

Overlapping issues: This era saw many changes in family life.Many women worked outside the home & needed an easier way to feed the child. Soon after the first antibiotics (wwii), we had staph outbreaks in nurseries with germs that weren't killed by penicillin.Many thought breast feeding spread the germs so babies were wrapped in sterile blankets & bottle fed. A home made formula was promoted & the rest is history. ...Read more

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Which type of energy booster can women that are breastfeeding take?

Which type of energy booster can women that are breastfeeding take?

Nursing and energy: You should take your prenatal vitamins, eat a balanced diet, drink lots of water, find some time to exercise and sleep at least 8 hours a day. That combination should be the best energy booster. Good luck! ...Read more

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My elder sister is on breastfeeding. Can her husband drink her milk ? Or it will affect on her baby?

My elder sister is on breastfeeding. Can her husband drink her milk ? Or it will affect on her baby?

No problem, unless..: Unless a mom has too little milk, it doesn't matter at all that somebody else (such as a twin sibling or another person) is drinking some of the milk. The breasts will make more. So, as long as the baby is well-fed and happily growing, mom is fine to share her breast milk. ...Read more

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My elder sister is on breastfeeding. Can her husband drink her milk? Will it affect to her baby if she is feeding them?

My elder sister is on breastfeeding. Can her husband drink her milk? Will it affect to her baby if she is feeding them?

Unusual practice: This is an unusual practice. Technically, it shouldn't affect the baby except that baby may not get enough breast milk. ...Read more

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A friend wants to know if it's possible to get pregnant durin exclusive breastfeeding. baby is 3months. husband released in her by mistake?

A friend wants to know if it's possible to get pregnant durin exclusive breastfeeding. baby is 3months. husband released in her by mistake?

Yes: If pregnant, by the time the second baby is born, the two kids will be a year apart. Many families have two kids 1 year apart. The siblings will play together and do similar activities because their ages are close to one another. Otherwise, a couple should start using a very reliable birth control method, and should check a pregnancy test in 3 weeks to be sure there is no pregnancy. ...Read more

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About breastfeeding, is it really true that women with small (30aa) sizes can make enough milk, or do doctors just say that so women won't feel badly?

About breastfeeding, is it really true that women with small (30aa) sizes can make enough milk, or do doctors just say that so women won't feel badly?

Size doesn't matter: Your breasts will make as much milk as your baby needs. Your breast size does not affect that. Your breasts may slightly get larger during breastfeeding but it does usually go back down to your regular cup size when you stop breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Is chantix safe for women while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is chantix safe for women while pregnant or breastfeeding?

No: Chantix is not currently recommended for use in pregnancy as it has not been thoroughly studied. It is category c, and although many medications allowed in pregnancy fall into that category, in the case of Chantix you cannot be assured that it is a safe option during pregnancy or lactation. The nicotine patch may be an acceptable option. ...Read more

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Is naloxone safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women?

Is naloxone safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women?

????: Naloxone is a drug used for acute narcotic intoxication, typically given when a person isn't breathing because of overdose. As such, if it were really needed it wouldn't be safe _not_ to use it. ...Read more

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How come breastfeeding women not have a menstrual cycle while breastfeeding?

How come breastfeeding women not have a menstrual cycle while breastfeeding?

Pituitaryinhibition: The pituitary gland is partially inhibited by "feedback" of hormones, but can still allow ovulation. ...Read more

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Do womens fever run higher when breastfeeding?

Do womens fever run higher when breastfeeding?

No truth to that: No there is no truth to that and there is no evidence to support this. ...Read more

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Is evamist safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is evamist safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

No estrogen: Evamist is a estrogen supplement approved for relief of menopausal symptoms, like hot flashes. Unsure why a woman in reproductive years would be using it? Nevertheless should not take it unless advised to for off label use by your doctor. ...Read more

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Is iodine safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is iodine safe for  women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: An adequate amount of iodine intake is essential for thyroid function. A pregnant woman has higher iodine requirements. ...Read more

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Is epzicom safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is epzicom safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: Also be sure to join the antiretroviral pregnancy registry if you are taking this medication. This helps us learn more about medications that are needed to treat HIV infection. ...Read more

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Is dandelion safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is dandelion safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Uncertain: Although the use of dandelion root has been use in alternative therapy for years there are no definitive studies indicating safety. There are also no definitive medical benefits proven in the scientific literature. Some beleive it may help with milk production. Without good evidence of safety or known health benefits it would irresponsible to recommend it. ...Read more

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Is carbatrol safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is carbatrol safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: This is usually used for seizures. There are associated birth defects with it. However, not taking the drug and risking a seizure while pregnant is also problematic for mother and baby. If you need to be on this medication then you should take extra Folic Acid and will need some extra vitamin k during the last month of the pregnancy. It is ok with breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Is isoniazid safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is isoniazid safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Depends: Isoniazid is a category c medication (not enough data to show baby harming risks in humans and/or limited studies to show baby harming risks in animals) and considered "possibly unsafe" in lactation/breastfeeding. The decision to use any medication must be informed and made after a careful evaluation of the risks and benefits. Only you and your doctor can answer this question. ...Read more

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Is diltiazem safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is diltiazem safe for  women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Maybe not: As a general rule of thumb it is best to keep medication use to a minimum during pregnacy and lactation. Diltiazem was given a pregnancy category c rating because of potential problems in animal studies. When given to pregnant rabbits, mice, and rats, Diltiazem caused an increased risk of miscarriages and birth defects (especially skeletal problems). But animals are not always the same as humans. ...Read more

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Is there any cough medicine for women who are still breastfeeding?

Is there any cough medicine for women who are still breastfeeding?

A few ideas for you: You can take a product with dextromethorphan if you need to, but don't ignore simple remedies like a couple teaspoon of honey, throat lozenges. If your cough is quite bad, you have fever or chest pain, or if you have any difficulty breathing, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is invenga (paliperidone) safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

See below: This agent i considered "possibly unsafe" during lactation. Animal studies also show adverse fetal effects, so the risks to mother must be weighed against the risks to the fetus. ...Read more

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What happens if woman is breastfeeding, and she is unware that she is HIV positive? Is her baby doomed?

What happens if woman is breastfeeding, and she is unware that she is HIV positive?  Is her baby doomed?

No: Although breastfeeding can lead to acquisition of HIV from a mother with the disease it may not, and if she is aware that she is hiv+ after testing she can stop breast feeding. If the baby has become hiv+ there are pediatricians and pediatric infectious disease experts who can treat the baby quite effectively. ...Read more

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I'm breastfeeding woman and i'm very slim i want to take planet Ayurveda gain weight pills tablets for women & men fast!- and they said 100% safe?

Not worth the risk: The tablets help the company get richer, not help you gain healthy weight faster. Also, these types of supplements are not regulated whatsoever. If you are still breast feeding, i would say it is not worth the risk of harming your child for something that is basically snake oil. If you really want to try it, wait until you are done breastfeeding. ...Read more

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I have a 7wk old & am breastfeeding. My hubby has been giving 1+ pumped bottle/day for a month. Can I give expressed milk sometimes w/o confusing him?

I have a 7wk old & am breastfeeding. My hubby has been giving 1+ pumped bottle/day for a month. Can I give expressed milk sometimes w/o confusing him?

Yes, but...: Baby might not be confused, but he also might not take it. Speaking from personal experience, my daughter wouldn't take a bottle from me at that age - she knew i had the fresh stuff & insisted on nursing, but would take a bottle from anyone else.The best book out there for breastfeeding advice is "so that's what they're for: breastfeeding basics" by janet todaro. Good luck! ...Read more

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With multiples how?Can a woman breast feed?

With multiples how?Can a woman breast feed?

Demand: Supply and Demand - the stimulation of the breast feeding signals the body how much milk to make. There are two breasts so many twin moms will feed with one on each side. Triplets take some juggling but can be done. Mom needs to drink lots of water, stay on prenatal vitamins, and relax. Stress and fatigue can reduce milk flow. See a lactation specialist. ...Read more

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A woman should breast feed a child to what age?

A woman should breast feed a child to what age?

Depends: The american academy of pediatrics recommends to 1 year of age. However, she should nurse as long as she feels comfortable. ...Read more

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Is erbitux safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

No: Erbitux is a class c medication for pregnancy, meaning it is not considered safe (generally because animal studies have shown adverse fetal effects). It is also considered unsafe for lactation because data suggests high risk of significant adverse effects. Obviously, it is only used in very serious illnesses, but pregnancy should then be avoided and formula feeding would likewise be recommended. ...Read more

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Is curcumin safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

NO: Turmeric www.Umm.Edu › medical reference › complementary medicinealthough it is safe to eat foods with turmeric, pregnant and breastfeeding women should not take turmeric supplements. Because turmeric may act like a ... ...Read more

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Is estradiol safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is estradiol safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

No: Estradiol is a type of hormone made in the ovary. We don't recommend it because it can feminize boy babies (make them look more like girl babies). You should talk to your OB as soon as you find out you are pregnant if you are already taking estradiol. ...Read more

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Is citalopram safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is citalopram safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Usually: I agree with dr. Crystal's reference, but come to a different conclusion. This is a risk-benefit decision must be made between yourself and your physician. The majority of the data indicate citalopram is likely safe is breastfeeding as well as pregnancy. A resource that puts this into context is: http://www.Womensmentalhealth.Org/specialty-clinics/psychiatric-disorders-during-pregnancy/. ...Read more

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