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Does nicotine go into breast milk? I started smoking again but smoke no whr near my baby. Pls help.

Yes. Nicotine does go into breast milk. In some studies, smoking has been linked to fussiness. In one study, 40% of babies breastfed by smokers were rated as colicky. Smoking is also linked to an increased risk of asthma in Children. Its hard to quit smoking but its your best option for the long-term health of your child. Best wishes! Read more...
Yes. And baby will inhale some of the smell/smoke that remains in your hair and on your clothes. Passive exposure increases baby's ear/URI infection risk X2 and increases the crib death rate.There is never any positive effect for babies when you smoke. Read more...

I suffer from frequent migraines, will my metoprolol medication pass into my breast milk?

Yes. It is concentrated in breast milk but is listed as one of the drugs acceptable to breastfeed with, according to american academy of pediatrics. Talk to your pediatrician. Read more...
Ok. It is probably safe to take metoprolol while breast feeding although no controlled trials have been done in humans. Read more...

Is there an anxiety or depression medicine available that will not get into breast milk?

Expect all to enter. Expect anything you ingest during breast feeding to potentially show up at some level in the bm. Some common anti-depressants are considered less worrisome than others & more so if started after delivery. Paxil, zoloft & prosac are less worrisome than effexor, (venlafaxine) xanax or diazepam. Consider their use as a benefit to you both & not a reason to stop bf or avoid needed rx. Read more...

Can u get breast milk supply without being pregnant & if so how. I'm looking into adoption & would love to nurse?

OB / lactation pro. There are some who have been successful in this quest by having your OB provide some hormonal stimulation. The assistance of a lactation nurse, along with this treatment can trigger lactation to a level where breastfeeding would be possible. Read more...

Still nursing 11 mos old son -- I am a very anxious person and read that cortisol can enter into breast milk? Is this why he has very little hair?

Doubtful. Probably not related, but check with your doctor. The amount of cortisol in your milk depends upon your dose and how long you have been taking it. Usually it is not enough to affect the baby. Read more...
Breast feeding. Infants have different rates of hair growth you are not going to have enough cortisol to affect infant while breast feeding. Read more...
Very unlikely. It is totally normal for an 11 month to have very little hair. Do talk to your doctor about getting help for your anxiety though. You sound like you really want to do the right thing for your son and there are lots of good treatments for anxiety. Best wishes to both of you. Read more...
Don't worry. Most of your hormones are present in breast milk, but in minute quantities compared to those baby makes every day. Don't worry and don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. He doesn't get anything from your Hydrocortisone cream and breastfeeding has many beneficial qualities. Read more...

My eight months old baby stop talking his cereal and my breast milk will not be enough for him, please help me with a solution?

Food refusal. If your child is refusing cereal by itself, try dipping the spoon with cereal on it into either a fruit or veggie that your baby likes. Also, you may need to consider supplementing with formula. Try introducing a new food every 5-7 days. Read more...

Does breast milk inserted into eye with conjunctivitis help?

Myth. There are many in the pro-breastfeeding crowd that would have you believe you can fix any problem with it. I find it a messy way to treat a simple problem that may self heal with no treatment at all. If anything it aggravates the problem. Read more...