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How long ....

Does it take for food to get to the BM? I just ate hibachi and it turned my stomach (and DH's) I just nursed DD on one side but I'm afraid to try to give her the other side now and/or give it to her when she wakes up in the middle of the night and she have the same effect I had. :( 

Re: How long ....

  • I don't think it works that way. You should be fine to feed LO.
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  • EDIT: I responded w/info about mercury exposure (from fish) and breastfeeding. I see that you think the food might have upset your stomach and you're afraid to nurse? so here:


    During any ?ordinary? illness such as a cold, sore throat, flu, tummy bug, fever, mastitis, etc. you should continue to breastfeed. Just remind your doctor you are nursing so that if medications are needed he can prescribe something that is compatible with breastfeeding. Most medications are safe to take while breastfeeding, and for those that are not recommended there is almost always an alternative medication that is safe.

    If mom has food poisoning, breastfeeding should continue. As long as the symptoms are confined to the gastrointestinal tract (vomiting, diarrhea, stomach cramps), breastfeeding should continue without interruption as there is no risk to the baby. This is the case with most occurrences of food poisoning. If the food poisoning progresses to septicemia, meaning the bacteria has passed into mom?s bloodstream (mom would most likely be hospitalized), see this guidance from Dr. Ruth Lawrence:

    ?Maternal infections of the genitourinary or gastrointestinal tract do not pose a risk to infants except in the rare circumstances when septicemia occurs and bacteria might reach the milk. Even in this event, continued breastfeeding while the mother receives appropriate antibiotic therapy that is compatible with breastfeeding is the safest course for the infant. If the infecting organism is especially virulent or contagious (e.g., an invasive group A streptococcal infection causing severe disease in the mother), breastfeeding should continue after a temporary suspension during the first 24 hours of maternal therapy. Prophylactic or empiric therapy for the infant, against the same organism, may be indicated.? [source: Lawrence RM & Lawrence RA. Given the Benefits of Breastfeeding, what Contraindications Exist? 
    Pediatric Clinics of North America
     2001 (February);48(1): 235-51.]

    The best thing you can do for your baby when you?re sick is to continue to breastfeed.When you have a contagious illness such as a cold, flu, or other mild virus, your baby was exposed to the illness before you even knew you were sick. Your milk will not transmit your illness to baby, but it does have antibodies in it that are specific to your illness (plus anything else you or baby have been exposed to) ? they?ll help prevent baby from getting sick, or if he does get sick, he?ll probably not be as sick as you.

    Withholding your breastmilk during an illness increases
    the possibility that baby will get sick, and deprives baby
    of the comfort and superior nutrition of nursing.

    You can also take measures to prevent baby from getting sick by doing the usual things to prevent the spread of illness: washing hands often, avoid sneezing/coughing on baby, limiting face-to-face contact, etc .

    When you?re sick, it can help to just tuck baby into bed beside you and nurse lying down whenever baby gets hungry. If baby starts getting sick and not wanting to nurse, then see Baby refuses to nurse when sick.

    Many times moms don?t nurse frequently enough and don?t get enough fluids to keep the milk supply going. Sometimes medications can cause your milk supply to diminish, as well. To avoid a decreased milk supply, drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration, continue to nurse often and avoid/limit any medications that tend to decrease milk supply. 


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