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World Breastfeeding Week is August 1-7, 2011 . Choosing to breastfeed is an important decision for every mother, especially mothers who live with rheumatoid arthritis. The medications we take for RA are powerful drugs with serious and potential side-effects. Every mother wants to know that the health of her child is not being affected by these medications.
Knowledge of what are safe medications to take is vital. BabyCenter.com offers a consolidated chart of medications which are usually safe to take while breastfeeding , probably safe in usual doses, hazardous, and not safe to take. The list was compiled by Philip Anderson, a pharmacist and editor of LactMed which is the National Library of Medicine’s drug and lactation database.
Mothers want to know how various medications or chemicals may impact their children, especially breastfeeding infants. LactMed provides information regarding the impact of many drugs and chemicals on lactation, in...
Generic Name: TRAMADOL/ACETAMINOPHEN - ORAL Pronounced: (TRAM-a-dol/a-SEET-a-MIN-oh-fen) Tramadol-Acetaminophen Oral Precautions
See also Warning section.
Before taking this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist
if you are allergic to tramadol or acetaminophen; or if you have any other
allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause
allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
brain disorders (such as head injury, tumor,
breathing problems (such as asthma, sleep apnea, chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD)
mental/mood disorders (such as confusion, depression,
personal or family history of regular use/abuse of
stomach/intestinal problems (such as blockage, constipation,
Nursing mothers - self-care
BREASTFEEDING DAILY FOOD GUIDE
In general, breastfeeding women should eat a well-balanced, varied diet. Taking vitamin and mineral supplements is not a substitute for healthy eating.
Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, whole-grain breads and cereals, calcium-rich dairy products, and protein-rich foods (meats, fish, and legumes). Make sure you are getting enough calories.
Milk, yogurt, and cheese -- eat at least 4 servings
Meat, poultry, fish, dry beans, eggs, and nuts -- eat at least 3 servings
Vegetables -- eat at least 3 to 5 servings
Fruits -- eat 2 to 4 servings (choose two foods high in vitamin C and folic acid, and one food high in vitamin A)
Bread, cereal, rice, and pasta -- eat about 6 to 11 servings
Fats, oils, and sweets -- go easy!
You should be eating 5 servings of food that have plenty of calcium every day, including milk, yogurt, cheese, salmon, br...
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