Breastfeeding A Baby
- Q Can I get pregnant while I'm breastfeeding?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineI recommend you use barrier methods. While prolactin hormone that stimulates milk release will prevent release of eggs, 1 in 50 women will get pregnant while breastfeeding exclusively if not using other protection (and that doesn't count those who are... Full Answer
- Q Is it safe to take depression medications when breastfeeding?
Some antidepressants are not advised for women who are breastfeeding. Anything you put into your body (e.g., alcohol, nicotine, medications) can end up in your breast milk. Talk with your doctor about which antidepressants are safest during... Full Answer
- Q Is it safe for a vegan to breastfeed?
Audrey Quick - NASM Elite Trainer, FitnessIt is absolutely safe for a vegan mom to breastfeed. The same restrictions (see your doctor if you are taking any medications, as some do pass thru breast milk and affect baby) would apply to vegan moms as non vegan moms. It's important for... Full Answer
- Q What are the benefits of breastfeeding?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyAlthough I realize that it's not an option for some people, I believe that breastfeeding is the best way to feed your child. Simply, your body knows exactly what your baby needs - and it concocts the perfect cocktail of nutrients in the form of your... Full Answer