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While breastfeeding, which medicine can I take for cold?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 31 years old. My height is 5'9", and weight is 68 kg. Currently, I am not taking any medication. I am breastfeeding my nine months old on demand during the night and three to four times during the day. My classic symptoms of cold started at the weekend. I had a mild sore throat, bloc...  Read Full »
Dr. Lokesh
Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The only safe drug that you can take while breastfeeding is tablet Paracetamol 500 mg thrice daily for three days after food. You can do hot water vaporization for nasal congestion. You should avoid taking any other medications till you are breastfeeding. Yes, you can ta...  Read Full »
 
Can breastfeeding cause jaundice?
Query: Hi doctor, Our baby is 16 days old and is suffering from jaundice. Both mom and son have same B positive blood group. TSH level is normal and vitamin D oral drop is given. I have attached the bilirubin test report for your reference. Does breastfeeding affect jaundice in any way? Please advise us. ...  Read Full »
Dr. Deepak Patel
Child Health Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the reports that you have attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is day 16 of the baby. Bilirubin levels have increased to 15 and it is mainly indirect bilirubinemia. Thyroid-stimulating hormone levels are normal, so hypothyroidism is ...  Read Full »
 
While breastfeeding, can I get my damaged tooth out?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a 4-month-baby boy. I am doing breastfeeding. My tooth is entirely damaged. So I am planning to remove my tooth. Is it correct or not? I am taking medicine for it. Please tell me a suggestion.  Read Full »
Dr. Naveen Thomas
Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is better to remove a damaged tooth. You can take some antibiotics and painkiller medicines. Take Amoxicillin 500 mg for three days after extraction. It does not affect your kid. Ask your dentist about particular medications while breastfeeding. For more information...  Read Full »
 
Benefits of Breastfeeding and a Few Tips to New Mothers
Article Overview: There are so many misconceptions about breastfeeding, so here are some tips for the new mothers.  Read Article »
Dr. Krutika Ingle Karandikar
Lactation Counselor

Breastfeeding is the most beautiful thing for the mother and the baby in humans, just as for all mammals. There are so many misconceptions about breastfeeding and always a new mother will be in a confused state regarding breastfeeding. Here are some tips for the new mothers. When Should One St ...  Read Article »
 
Can taking Eptoin while breastfeeding affect the baby?
Query: Hello doctor, My wife is taking Eptoin 100 thrice in a day. Just 13 days back she delivered a baby girl. Should I be worried about this when she is feeding the baby?  Read Full »
Dr. Hitesh Kumar
Neurologist

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Eptoin during whole pregnancy can cause fetal hydantoin syndrome and also can cause neural tube defects. Phenytoin is secreted in breast milk but the most chance of baby getting affected are in the first three months of pregnancy. But in your case, she already delivered ...  Read Full »
 
Paracetamol for breastfeeding mother
Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 32 years old. We have a 5 month old baby girl. My wife is still feeding our baby. From yesterday, my wife has a fever, cold and throat infection. Can she take Paracetamol? Will it affect baby in any way? My wife's temperature is 99.5 degrees Fahrenheit.  Read Full »
Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim
Child Health Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, temperature above 100 degrees Fahrenheit is regarded as fever and not below that. Baby is supposed to be breastfed at all times. However, if the mother is suffering from a disease, it is advised for her to wear a mask and feed. Because, that is the route b...  Read Full »
 
Best Foods to Eat When Breastfeeding
Article Overview: Many women are concerned about their weight post pregnancy and decide to shed off some kilos immediately. Some women think that post-pregnancy, they can immediately follow a fad diet like fruit diet, salad diet and lose weight and achieve the pre-pregnancy weight back. These crash diets lack all the nutrients essential for the mom’s body as well as the infant’s body. It is very important for mothers to be aware that what they actually consume during this stage is extremely beneficial for proper supply of milk production for their baby. In fact, a proper maternal lactation diet is extremely essential for having a good composition of breast milk which is essential for the baby's growth and development, both emotionally and physically.  Read Article »
Dr. Krystel Quadros
Lactation Counselor

Following are some of the lactation diet tips to be followed by every mom. Consumption Of Galactagogues Galactagogues are amazing lactation herbs which enhance and improve maternal milk production which is very much required for the infant. It helps increase hormones like prolactin and oxytocin wh ...  Read Article »
 
Is cough medicine safe while breastfeeding?
Query: Hi doctor, My wife is a lactating mother of 2 months old baby. Since one week she is suffering with bad dry cough. For past 2 days she is unable to sleep. For every 5 to 10 minutes she gets cough. We consulted a doctor and had medicine. But, still there is no relief. I attached the medicines that w...  Read Full »
Dr. Divakara P
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and the prescription (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Most likely your wife might be having throat infection for which she has not received proper treatment. I recommend her to get a test called throat swab culture sensitivity an...  Read Full »
 
Is I-pill safe while breastfeeding?
Query: Hi doctor, Is I-pill safe while breastfeeding? If not, then what are the alternative measures?  Read Full »
Dr. Meeta Airen
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, if you want to use it as an emergency contraceptive, then it is safe during breastfeeding. You can take, but the best contraceptive during breastfeeding is copper-T insertion (intrauterine contraceptive device). For further information consult an obstetrician and gy...  Read Full »
 
Kindly give your advise for my breastfeeding wife's cold and fever.
Query: Hi doctor, My wife is breastfeeding our 6 months old baby. She was having fever and cold since yesterday. I need your medical advice.  Read Full »
Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.
Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This seems to be a viral infection and will most probably be self-limiting in 5 to 10 days. She needs to do gargles with lukewarm saline water (water with salt in it). I advise her to brush the teeth as usual twice a day, especially before going to bed. Ask her to take pl...  Read Full »
 
 
 

 

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