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If I breastfeed my baby, can I take medication?

If I breastfeed my baby, can I take medication?

Breastfeeding mothers get sick and breastfeeding does not prevent them from becoming ill as the rest of the population. There is a great fear of medication during breastfeeding because there is a belief that the drugs the mother takes go directly into her breast milk and reach the baby in their entirety. This has two clear negative effects: mothers either do not take the medication they need or they  stop breastfeeding, partially or totally, to take their medication. The lack…

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Bronchiolitis and breastfeeding

Bronchiolitis and breastfeeding

Bronchiolitis is a rather frequent lung infection during winter months in infants and toddlers. It causes inflammation and congestion in the smaller branches of the bronchial airways (bronchioles). In most cases bronchiolitis is caused by a virus. It begins as a cold (mucus, sneezing, sore throat, slight fever) and from the fourth day on, it spreads to the bronchi. This stage usually lasts between 5 and 7 days, although sometimes the cough persists for another week or two. What can…

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metamizole and breastfeeding

metamizole and breastfeeding

Following the modification of the compatibility level of metamizole by the reference website for medication and lactation www.e-lactancia.org, we have had several queries from mothers concerned about the issue. For that reason today, our midwife, Laia Aguilar, answers the most frequent questions: What is metamizole? It is a medicine used as an analgesic and antipyretic. In Spain it is marketed under the name Nolotil.   I have taken it while breastfeeding. Is it dangerous for my baby? The data indicate…

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Plagiocephaly and lactation

Plagiocephaly and lactation

What is plagiocephaly? Plagiocephaly is an asymmetry of the baby’s head that occurs in about 10% of breastfed babies. Within the normal check-ups of the infant, several tests are performed to identify certain asymmetries such as the folds of the thighs among others. The same occurs in the head, where in addition to measuring the circumference to determine its correct growth in size, an asymmetry can be detected in its oblique axes, which is called postural plagiocephaly or occipital plagiocephaly,…

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