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Can breast feeding women take yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)?

Probably : Hormonal birth control might affect milk supply, so it's best to use a non-hormone method, like a copper iud. Birth control that doesn't have estrogen, like Nexplanon implants or the mini pill, is probably better than a regular pill like yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). If you start on birth control with hormones, keep track of how much milk you are making, and consider another method if it decreases. ...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 it safe to take Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) while breastfeeding?

Estrogen: Estrogens can help or hurt, even when properly used! if it is not good in pregnancy (as this get's an "x" rating there), it's probably not good when breast feeding. ...Read more

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How is beyaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate) birth control taking pill?

How is beyaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate) birth control taking pill?

Beyaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate): Beyaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate) is a combinationbirth control pill that contains a folic acid supplement & Drospirenone/Ethinyl estradiol/Levomefolic acid . It is effective. ...Read more

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Does solodyn affect beyaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate) birth control?

May reduce effect : The effectiveness of Beyaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate) may be decreased by solodyn oral in some patients thus resulting in breakthrough bleeding/pregnancy may occur. In this patients it is advisable to use extra or an alternate form of birth control. Report any irregular bleeding to your doctor. Alternate forms of birth control as patches /nuvaring or Depo Provera are not affected by solodyn (no GI absorption required). ...Read more

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Will 65 mg Solodyn make my Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control less effective?

Will 65 mg Solodyn make my Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control less effective?

No: Solodyn (minocycline http://www.drugs.com/solodyn.html) will not decrease effectiveness of any hormonal birth control (although you still need to take every 24hrs as directed). With that said, it's still a good idea to make him wrap it up each & every time. Check out my similar answer w/references at https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/650321-does-flagyl-antibiotic-mess-with-birth-control ...Read more

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Why was Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control recalled?

Why was Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control recalled?

Complex: See: http://www.drugwatch.com/yaz/ "More than 10,000 women have filed lawsuits against Bayer and its affiliates for Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) side effects. Bayer reportedly has settled 8,250 cases for $1.7 billion, with more cases pending in federal and state courts nationwide." Bayer has faced a number of warnings from the FDA about this product but I can't find any information that suggests that there have been ...Read more

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Desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birth control--is it good?

Desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birth control--is it good?

Not my 1st choice: I do not like that pill, and it has 30mcg of estrogen and it is 21 days. There are many pills that have less estrogen which is better- less chance for estrogen related side effects. My number one pill i prescribe is loloestin, it only has 10 mcg estrogen which is safer and it has 24 active pills and then 2 estrogen pills so only 2 placebo pills , so you get lighter periods and less chance of a cys. ...Read more

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Why would I having spotting/bleeding while taking mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birth control?

Why would  I having spotting/bleeding while taking mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birth control?

Birth control pill s: It is not unusual as with any pill to have irregular spotting especially in the first few months of use as your body accustoms itself hormonally. Remember to try to take the pill the same time daily as they are low dose and may cause irregular bleeding because of this alone. ...Read more

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Is desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birth control effective?

Is desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birth control effective?

If taken properly: But i never write for that one, i put my pts on lower dose pills which are safer and less cahnce wt gain , bloating, blood clots , I use 10-25 mcg estrogen in teh pills i write. ...Read more

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Is it safe to lose weight while taking beyaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate)?

Is it safe to lose weight while taking beyaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate)?

Yes: To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take ocella (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take ocella (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

No: Combined oral contraceptives are not recommended while breastfeeding as they can decrease the quality or quantity of your breastmilk. Any hormonal contraceptive, including ocella, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) would be contraindicated in pregnancy as it could potentially cause problems in fetal development. ...Read more

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Can levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) birth control help women's breasts grow?

Can levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) birth control help women's breasts grow?

That is not the purp: Purpose of that pill , it could possibly make them larger or not but at your age you should be on a lowest dose pill which is loloestrin. ...Read more

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Why am I given Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) tablets one month before IFV? Is Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) contraindicated with Venlafaxine antidepressants 75mg?

Why am I given Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) tablets one month before IFV? Is Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) contraindicated with Venlafaxine antidepressants 75mg?

No interactions: There are no described interactions between Venlafaxine and Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). If the antidepressant is effective at that dose, continue taking it for at least a month to see the results on your mood. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) while breastfeeding?

Estrogen: Estrogens can help or hurt, even when properly used! if it is not good in pregnancy (as this get's an "x" rating there), it's probably not good when breast feeding. ...Read more

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Can breast feeding women take yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)?

Probably : Hormonal birth control might affect milk supply, so it's best to use a non-hormone method, like a copper iud. Birth control that doesn't have estrogen, like Nexplanon implants or the mini pill, is probably better than a regular pill like yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). If you start on birth control with hormones, keep track of how much milk you are making, and consider another method if it decreases. ...Read more

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Is breastfeeding hard?

Is breastfeeding hard?

No: Breastfeeding is not hard, but like learning to walk, takes some effort and practice. If you are contemplating breast feeding, see you baby's future pediatrician early in the 2nd trimester, for a breast exam and guidance tailored to you. Pediatricians will be working with you and baby, and it can be a great advantage to utilize their expertise proactively. ...Read more

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Any tips on breastfeeding?

Any tips on breastfeeding?

Expectations: Great advice. I'll add that it can take a good month to get the hang of this new task. Many moms think they should be pros right away. If this sounds like you, adjust your expectations and give yourself time. Lactation consultants are also a great resource. ...Read more

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Should I stop breastfeeding?

Should I stop breastfeeding?

No: Only if there are medical reasons to. If you discover you have an underlying medical problem (such as hiv) that can be transferred to your baby through breastmilk, it is wise to discontinue nursing. Certain medications may also enter the breastmilk and pose a health risk to your baby. Otherwise, unless physically or emotionally unable to, breastfeeding should be continued despite minor illness. ...Read more

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What is breastfeeding on demand?

What is breastfeeding on demand?

Feeding when hungry: Breastfeeding on demand means tuning into a baby's hunger cues and feeding her when she starts "telling" you she is hungry. Look for alert periods, smacking lips, making sucking sounds, turning toward the breast, or sucking on her hand as hunger cues. Once a baby starts crying, she is usually really hungry. Breastfeeding on demand is a wonderful way to naturally build up a great milk supply. ...Read more

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Afraid of stopping breastfeeding?

Afraid of stopping breastfeeding?

Why ?: Breast feeding is both nutrition and nurturing and a kid gets something from both.After 8 months,the nutritional superiority begins to fade as other foods are added.The nurturing may fill a need for you both, and you can take cues from baby on when to let go.If you have to chase baby down to feed,or the kid finished quickly and wants to leave, its time to wean.If not, continue. ...Read more

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What will breastfeeding feel like?

What will breastfeeding feel like?

Not Painful: As a mother of two who breastfed both of my children, i can tell you that the first few days are an adjustment period. The key to remember is that it should not hurt. The initial latching on may be uncomfortable but once the let down happens it not painful. To learn more about breastfeeding try reading: the womanly art of breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Will I have trouble breastfeeding?

Will I have trouble breastfeeding?

Yes: At the beginning, with your first baby, breastfeeding -- although natural -- will not come naturally. It will take a few days of time and effort and help. But you can do it, and it is one of the best things you can do for baby and for yourself. Don't be shy in taking advantage of skilled nurses and lactation consultants (lc) after birth, and get referrals to lc for after discharge home. ...Read more

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Is it ok to diet while breastfeeding?

Is it ok to diet while breastfeeding?

No: You should be eating a very well rounded, well balanced healthy diet for your health and your baby. ...Read more

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Is 200mg flagl ok when breastfeeding?

Is 200mg flagl ok when breastfeeding?

Yes: This medication is considered safe during breastfeeding and provides no risk to the baby. ...Read more

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Can I have albacore while breastfeeding ?

Can I have albacore while breastfeeding ?

Albacore okay: Yes it is fine to have 6 ozs of albacore tuna per week while breastfeeding. The reason for limitation is due to concerns re mercury content of certain fishes including albacore. Fish is an excellent source of omega-3s. Low mercury containing fish include salmon, trout, anchovies, herring, sardines, and shad. ...Read more

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What are the best breastfeeding positions?

What are the best breastfeeding positions?

Any position: Getting yourself comfortable to feed is the first priority in breastfeeding. Any position will do as long as you can provide your baby safely. If she can latch and you're not going to fall over, its the best position. ...Read more

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I am giving up breastfeeding and in agony!?

I am giving up breastfeeding and in agony!?

What's question?: I'm sorry to hear you did not have a good experience with nursing your baby. It's likely the baby is not positioning your nipple correctly in its mouth leading to your discomfort. Thanks a lot for trying - the baby got some benefit even if you only tried for one day. If you are on the fence about stopping, I urge you to see a certified lactation consultant who can assist you with positioning. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of breastfeeding a baby?

What are the benefits of breastfeeding a baby?

See below: Breast milk is the gold standard for formulas. All formulas are made to mimic the nutritional benefits of breast milk. There are some benefits for reduced illnesses, ear infection, brain, and visual benefit. One other benefit is that it is free. The average cost of formula for the first year is around 2, 500 dollars. ...Read more

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Which foods should I avoid while breastfeeding?

Which foods should I avoid while breastfeeding?

Allergenic foods: All over the world, women breastfeed their babies just fine. These women have very different diets from one another, yet as long as they eat balanced diets with a good variety of foods, they should do well with their breastfeeding. A breastfeeding mom may avoid a food that she is allergic to, or that she suspects is causing a change in a baby's behavior; and should discuss this with the doctor. ...Read more

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Is it okay to watch television while breastfeeding?

Is it okay to watch television while breastfeeding?

Yes: This poses no health risks to the baby, but keep the volume low as the sound and lights may distract the baby from nursing well. Make sure you continue to pay attention to your baby, they will be giving you cues as to when they are done, if they are comfortable, etc. Nursing is a great time to bond with your baby so just make sure you don't tune out completely with the tv! ...Read more

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Do I have to restrict my worklife while breastfeeding?

Pump it up!: While it is true breast feeding takes time and commitment, you can work and breast feed if your employer is one that will work with you. You don't need to supplement with formula if you can take the time to pump during your work day. I made it through medical school and pediatric residency while breast feeding - pumped when i wasn't available to the baby. ...Read more

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