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How to tackle high sugar levels post COVID
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How to Tackle High Sugar Levels Post COVID-19?

How to Tackle High Sugar Levels Post COVID-19?

The last few months have been quite overwhelming for all of us. While COVID-19 cases are reducing, the number of diabetic patients is increasing. According to a recent study, 14 out of 630 patients are experiencing consistent high blood sugar level after COVID-19 treatment. This phenomenon is occurring worldwide. Experts are still trying to understand how COVID-19 treatment is causing diabetes among those who didn’t have this disease before.

COVID-19 treatment and diabetes interconnection

• High doses of steroids can be a possible reason for high sugar levels post-treatment. Patients receive intravenous steroids during the initial phase of COVID-19 treatment,

• Later, the steroids are replaced by oral doses and tapered and stopped. This normally reduces the sugar levels subsequently in most patients. But some patients show consistent high sugar levels.

• COVID-19 affects the insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells. The disturbance in these cells can lead to insulin deficiency. It ultimately results in high blood sugar levels.

• Chronic fatigue syndrome, intermittent fever and inflammatory syndrome are other side-effects of COVID-19 treatment.

So, if you have tested COVID-19 positive, and are on steroidal treatment; whether you are diabetic or non-diabetic, get your blood sugar test done.

Diet tips on how to tackle high sugar levels post COVID-19

Avoid simple carbohydrate

Simple carbohydrates are made up of a shorter chain of molecules. It gets digested very quickly. Hence, they produce a spike in blood glucose. Examples of simple carbohydrates are white bread, white flour, white rice, white sugar etc. So, cut down your sugar intake for better blood sugar management.  Eat more complex carbohydrates like oatmeal, whole wheat, quinoa, and other plant-based foods.

Eliminate sweeteners

Avoid sugar, honey and jaggery. Also, avoid food items that contain these sweeteners. It will help you keep your blood sugar in check.

Eat high-fibre foods

Increase the amount of fibre in your diet. It can help you in managing your blood sugar better. Fibre-rich foods also help in reducing cholesterol levels. Inculcate fibre-rich foods like salads, whole grains, nuts and seeds in your diet.

Include protein in your diet

Protein is must-have food in your diet. It helps in managing blood sugar levels. Protein contributes to energy production without increasing blood glucose levels. Some good examples of protein-rich foods are eggs, almonds, fish, soya, etc.

Stay Active (but do not rush back to your pre-COVID exercise program)

Staying active makes your body more insulin sensitive. By staying active you are allowing your cells to use your blood sugar for energy. Do not sit or lie down in one place for a longer period of time. Move around in your home at regular intervals.

Incorporate Pranayama

Pranayama is a proven tool to manage your diabetes.  It has calming effects on our nervous system. Pranayama also reduces your stress levels. Breathing exercises promote blood supply to all parts of your body. It also stimulates insulin secretions.

 

Conclusion- How to tackle high sugar levels post COVID-19

COVID-19 has taken a lot of toll on all of us. High blood sugar is a common side effect after COVID-19 treatment. So, get your sugar level checked to avoid further complications. In case you need any guidance on post-COVID-19 nutrition, then contact Kanupriya Khanna. She is a Senior Consultant Nutritionist & Dietitian with over 18 years of experience. She is titled one of the best dietitians in Delhi. What makes her best is the positive reviews from her patients. So, if you want to have a piece of expert advice on your nutrition post-COVID-19, feel free to contact her.

 

Also read: Diet for COVID Positive pregnant women 

Diet for Covid Positive Pregnant Women
Categories Diet During Pregnancy, Nutrition Blogs

Diet for COVID Positive Pregnant Women

Diet for COVID Positive Pregnant Women

The second wave of COVID-19 has affected the nation more as compared to the first one. In India, the number of COVID positive pregnant women are comparatively higher in the second wave.

There have been many inconclusive discussions about the risk correlated with COVID 19 for pregnant women. In pregnancy, the immune system of the mother is compromised and this makes them more suspectable to COVID-19. Therefore, eating well for pregnant women during the pandemic is really crucial.

 

In this article, we will mention some diet tips you can follow if you are COVID positive. According to your month of pregnancy, follow the below-mentioned suggestions along with your prescribed diet.

 

Hydrate Yourself 

Water intake is important to keep your body hydrated. It also helps in flushing the toxins out. So make sure you drink 8 to 10 glasses of water daily.

Protein

You need to maintain optimum protein intake in your diet to fight COVID-19. It will ensure your body is strong enough to fight the infection.  Protein also helps in repairing wear and tear as well. Additionally, eating enough protein will also ensure that your baby’s growth is not affected.

  • Protein-rich foods

Dairy, pulses, nuts, seeds, eggs, meat, poultry, and fish.

Zinc 

Zinc is a crucial micronutrient responsible for immune system functioning, DNA synthesis, wound healing and more. Its deficiency in your body can worsen the COVID situation for you and your baby. According to various studies, zinc is an important nutrient to fight the virus. Doctors all over the globe have also been using zinc as a vital vitamin during COVID.

  • Zinc-rich food

Legumes, nuts, eggs and whole grains

Vitamin C

Ascorbic acid is a water-soluble vitamin with anti-inflammatory properties. It is also a great antioxidant. Eating vitamin C rich foods can be really helpful in combating COVID-19.

  • Vitamin C rich foods

Citrus fruits, peppers, lemons, broccoli, etc.

Warm Liquids

Nasal congestion and sore throat are other symptoms of COVID-19. In case you are experiencing these, then drink warm liquids. Soups and herbal infusions can be really beneficial in this case.

 

Conclusion- Diet for COVID Positive Pregnant Women

  • Don’t Panic

If you are COVID positive, then don’t panic. Instead of panicking, focus on defeating this infection. Eat a COVID- relevant diet along with a positive mindset.

In case you want to seek professional advice furthermore, then contact Kanupriya Khanna. She is a Senior Consultant Nutritionist and Dietitian and titled as one of the best dietitians in Delhi. She holds over 17 years of experience in pregnancy nutrition. So, in case you have any questions related to your pregnancy nutrition, you can contact her.

 

Also read: All you need to know about breastfeeding techniques 

All you need to know about breastfeeding techniques
Categories Nutrition Blogs, Nutrition during lactation

All you need to know about breastfeeding techniques

All you need to know about breastfeeding techniques

For new mothers, breastfeeding can be a very overwhelming experience. Breastfeeding techniques play a very important role in feeding your baby. In this article, we will mention all you need to know about them. In order to feed effectively, your baby has to wake up and let you know that he or she wants to feed. A baby should be hungry 8 to 12 times a day.

Some most common signs of demonstrating hunger are licking, making sucking movements, rooting, bringing hands near the mouth and squawking. Crying is a very late representation of being hungry and till that time, it becomes very difficult for mothers to make their baby latch because of frustration. If such a case happens, let your baby calm down before you start nursing.

Types of breastfeeding techniques

Effective Breastfeeding techniques are very important because if your baby is in a good position, he or she can feed better. Some common breastfeeding positions are as follows:

Cradle

In cradle position, the baby is held in the crook or elbow on the same side as the breast to be used for nursing. The breast can be supported by the opposite hand and the baby’s body is rolled in towards the mother’s body.

Cross-Cradle

In the cross-cradle position, the baby’s head should be supported by the hand opposite to the breast and then feed him or her by supporting your breast with your hand.

Football or clutch

The baby’s head is supported by your hand on the same side as the breast for feeding. The baby’s body is supported by a pillow.

Side-lying using modified cradle

In this position, the baby and mother lie next to each other and the mother uses a pillow to support her arm. This position is considered good for feeding as the baby’s head is at a good angle.

Laid-back breastfeeding

In laid back position, the mother leans back in a recliner position and the baby is lying on his or her stomach and the baby’s body is pressed against the mother. This is a very relaxing position for both mother and baby. If you have had a C-Sec, then this is the best position for you.

Conclusion- All you need to know about breastfeeding techniques

No matter what position you choose, always bring the baby to your breasts, not your breast to the baby. Sit in a comfortable position and support the baby’s body using bed, pillow or cushion. In order to swallow and breathe during feeding, your baby must be in good alignment. If you are still not sure about your breastfeeding technique, then you can contact Kanupriya Khanna, a Senior Consultant Nutritionist & Dietitian and one of the best dietitians in Delhi with more than 17 years of work experience. She is an expert in the postnatal health and lactation. If you need an expert advice then she can help you with a lot of your queries.

Also read: How To Take Care of Your Toddler During Covid? 

How to take care of your toddler during COVID-19
Categories Nutrition Blogs, Other nutrition blog

COVID-19- How to Take Care of Your Toddler During COVID?

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the world like a catastrophe and every generation is vulnerable to it.

In this article, we will talk about ways to take care of your toddler during this COVID-19 pandemic. Parenting with COVID-19 can be a challenging task in these times, but your children need a sense of security that they are safe.

 

How to identify stress in toddlers?

Toddlers can’t express themselves clearly, so parents need to look for behaviors that can be an indication of stress. Some of the common behaviors are increased crying, sleeping issues, increased urination or wetting the bed, separation anxiety, bad dreams, increased anger or tantrums and being clingy.

 

Taking care of Children during COVID-19

• Verbal Assurance

Your kids can’t express themselves but you surely can. Reassure your child that they are safe through physical closeness and practicing comforting movements like rocking or swaying.

• Keep your surroundings quiet

Too much noise can irritate your child and increase their anxiety levels. So, try to keep your home quieter.

• Stay Calm

Don’t lose your calm when you are encountering any problematic behavior. They are just experiencing stress; they are not being a bad kid.

• Maintain regular routines.

Creating a regular routine can help with the boredom and anxiety issues. Don’t forget to maintain good eating and sleeping habits.

• Go Out (if it is allowed)

Get fresh air and encourage physical movements

• Say No to Television

Limit your kid’s exposure to television and screen time, and avoid loud sounds.

• Indoor games

Play face-to-face positive and fun games like peek-a-boo and patty cake

• Practice Reading

Practice quiet time reading with pictures and playing with toys

• Family time

Enjoy family time by singing or dancing and listening to music together.

 

What to do if you have a confirmed case or symptoms of COVID-19? 

• Always wear a double mask whenever you come near your child and rinse your hands thoroughly with soap.

• Disinfect the surfaces you touch regularly and if your symptoms worsen, seek medical advice immediately.

 

Conclusion 

Parenting with COVID-19 can be hard, but staying calm and following a routine can really help. Furthermore, during these difficult times, proper nutrition is also vital to keep your child’s immune system strong and fight against this deadly virus. So make sure your toddler is well-fed with home-cooked food with a variety of vitamins, minerals, protein and fiber. In case you need a professional help, you can contact Kanupriya Khanna, a Senior Consultant Nutritionist and Dietitian holding more than 17 years of experience in child nutrition. She is one of the best dietitians in Delhi if you are looking for nutritional advice for children.

 

Also read: Dietary Needs of Adults during the COVID-19 Outbreak

Categories Nutrition Blogs, Other nutrition blog

Dietary Needs for Adults During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Dietary Needs for Adults During the COVID-19 Outbreak: Taking proper care of your diet during this pandemic is extremely crucial. People who are eating a well-balanced diet and keeping themselves well hydrated are healthier with a strong immune system as compared to people who are eating processed and packaged food. But most people must be wondering what is a balanced diet during this pandemic? In this article we will be covering nutrition advice for adults during COVID-19 including what you should eat and avoid.
Dietary recommendations during the COVID-19:
• Eat freshly cooked food, but make sure you don't overcook vegetables as this can lead to
loss of important vitamins.
• Eat fresh fruits, especially ones which are rich in Vitamin C like mango, kiwi, sweet lime,
peach, etc
• Include whole grains like oats, millets, brown rice, quinoa and whole wheat in your daily
diet. Keeping a variety of grains in your diet will also keep your food exciting.
• As we all know; water is crucial for a healthy body. It helps in transporting nutrients in the
blood, regulates your body temperature, eliminates toxins and lubricates your joints. So keep
yourself well hydrated.
• Consume nuts, fox nuts, sprouts, fresh fruits as snacks
• Consume protein foods like lentils and pulses, milk and dairy, eggs, chicken, etc.
The optimum quantities are as follows:
• Fruits = 2 cups (4 servings)
• Vegetables = Eat 2.5 cups (5 servings)
• Grains = 180g
• Meat and beans = 160g
• Water = 8-10 glasses everyday
Dietary Needs for Adults During the COVID-19 Outbreak:
Other recommendations:
Don’t compromise on your sleep and do plenty of physical exercise to stay active.
Maintaining sound mental health is also important to fight against this difficult time. If you feel
your mental health is deteriorating, seek counselling and psychological support from a
trained health care professional.
What you should avoid
• Eliminate foods that are high in sugar, fat and salt.
• Avoid red meat
• Eliminate processed foods with high fat and salt content.
• Eliminate industrially processed trans-fat, and frozen foods as they do not provide any
nutritional value.
• Avoid your intake of soft drinks, sodas and drinks that are high in sugar.

Conclusion
Eating a healthy and well-balanced diet is crucial. But what is equally important is to stay at
home and maintain social distance in public places. Protect yourself from COVID-19 by
wearing masks and washing your hands often. In case of professional guidance, you can
contact Kanupriya Khanna, one of the best dietitians in Delhi who is also a Senior
Consultant and Dietitian with over 17 years of work experience.

Also Read: HOW TO MANAGE EATING DISORDERS AMONG TEENAGERS

Categories Children Diet

Dietary needs of Children During the Pandemic

Dietary needs of Children During the Pandemic:

The second wave of Covid-19 has distressed the nation like never before. The number of active cases and deaths are making people relentless and the importance of a healthy immune system has risen many folds. In these difficult times, it’s important to take care of yourself and your family by providing proper nutrition, and adequate fluids. But nutrition is not the same for everybody, so providing food during COVID-19 can be a confusing and stressful situation. In this article, we will be mentioning the dietary requirements of children for building a healthy immune system. Read on to understand what you should include and remove from your children’s Covid-19 food menu.

What to eat:

  • A diverse mix of fruits, especially orange and yellow coloured fruits are great immunity boosters.
  • Vegetables, especially dark green leafy vegetables are super-foods to boost your immunity.
  • Don’t forget to include plenty of grains and proteins in your children diet. Beans, nuts, seeds, meat, chicken, fish and eggs are great sources of proteins.
  • Make sure your child is well hydrated throughout the day. Give fluids like bel sherbet, Aam Panna, Nimbu Pani, buttermilk, coconut water to ensure that enough fluids are being consumed.
  • Give plenty of healthy snacks to keep them going. Good options are fruits, makhana, nut butters with fruits slices or salad sticks, paneer tikkas, corn on the cob, etc. instead of processed and packaged food.
  • Freshly home-cooked meal is preferred over food that has been ordered in. It’s more nutritious and better for overall Heath.

What to avoid:

  • Avoid processed and packaged food as they contain a high amount of fat, salt and sugar.
  • Avoid soda drinks and packaged fruit juices.

Conclusion

Last but not the least, keep a healthy mind along with a healthy body is important. Spend quality time with your children and limit the use of television, especially while eating. A positive thought process while eating food helps secrete the right enzymes and digestive agents which are essential for proper digestion. Along with that, practise necessary precautions like hand washing, wearing a mask and staying home.

For expert advice, you can contact Kanupriya Khanna, a Senior Consultant Nutritionist & Dietitian holding more than 17 years of experience in child nutrition. Because of her sheer involvement in making a difference in people’s life by inculcating healthy food habits and lifestyle, Kanupriya Khanna is ranked as one of the best dietitians in Delhi. (Dietary needs of Children During the Pandemic:)

Also Read: Most Common Food Allergies Among Children

 

Categories Pregnancy nutrition

Vitamin D Supplementation in Pregnancy

Vitamin D Supplementation in Pregnancy- An overview

One of the major sources of vitamin D is Sunlight and it is used by the body to
absorb calcium for healthy bones and teeth. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin and a
key modulator of calcium. Apart from sunlight, vitamin D is also found in oily fish,
eggs, and fortified products. The role of vitamin D in pregnancy is crucial for bone
metabolism. The latest evidence suggests that people who fall under the high-risk
group like vegetarians and women with limited sunlight exposure are more likely to
be affected by Vitamin D deficiency. In addition, infant's vitamin D level is largely
dependent on the maternal Vitamin D status.

Effects of vitamin D deficiency in pregnancy
Vitamin D is one of the most important supplements in pregnancy as its deficiency in
pregnant women can create pregnancy complications like pre-eclampsia, diabetes,
preterm birth, and small babies. Even after birth, babies born with vitamin D
deficiency suffer from bone growth, or even rickets in severe cases.
During pregnancy, Vitamin D deficiency also results in disordered skeletal
homeostasis, congenital rickets, and even fractures in infants.

What are the normal Vitamin D levels in pregnancy according to different
reports?
As per Institute of Medicine recommendations, 20ng/ml in pregnancy is normal,
whereas the Endocrine Society recommends 30ng/ml. Most experts agree that 1000-
2000 international units daily are safe during pregnancy.

According to the Food and Nutrition Board at the Institute of Medicine of the National
Academies, the intake of 600 international units per day is sufficient during
pregnancy.

Vitamin D Supplementation in Pregnancy:

Conclusion
The information on optimum vitamin D levels can be very overwhelming for most
people, but we cannot ignore the importance of Vitamin D supplements needed
during pregnancy. It’s often recommended that you must seek medical advice and
nutritionist advice to make sure your vitamin D levels are optimum. Kanupriya
Khanna, a well-renowned name in pre and post-natal health and is one of the best
dietitians in Delhi with over 17 years of experience can help you with your pre and
post-natal nutrition needs.

Also Read: 10 Varieties Of Root Vegetables And Their Incredible Health Benefits During Pregnancy

Categories Infertility Diet

Infertility: Five Myths VS Facts

Infertility can be a very exhausting and depressing experience for couples who are trying to conceive. Most of the information on the internet only ends up confusing these couples even more.

One cannot rely on information on the internet as it can be full of misconceptions and myths. In this article, we are mentioning the top five myths and facts about infertility.

 

  1. Myth: Infertility is only a women’s issue

When women fail to conceive, they often blame themselves for their inability to get pregnant. They put themselves under a lot of pressure and depression.

Reality: Infertility is not a women’s issue alone. Infertility is a disorder that can happen to both men and women. So, if you are trying to conceive and unable to do so, make sure you both are getting yourself checked and tested.

 

  1. Myth: You will get pregnant as time goes by

Even after months of trying to get pregnant and failing to do so is a clear indication that you need medical help. In this scenario, couples often blame the stress levels. This sometimes delays the treatment process.

Reality: Apart from stress, there can be multiple reasons for infertility like poly cystic Ovarian Disorder, thyroid imbalance, etc. Identifying the cause and starting treatment in such cases is essential.

 

  1. Myth: You lose your fertility after you cross 35

A lot of women must have heard that you can’t get pregnant once you cross the age of 35. It is one of the most prominent misconceptions. As you age, the quality of your eggs (or sperms), etc does tend to decrease, but it happens after the age of 40 years.

Reality: As long as you are healthy and following a good lifestyle along with regular visits to your gynaecologist, and you’re free from thyroid disorders, PCOD, etc. you should be able to conceive.

 

  1. Myth: Lifting your legs upwards after sex will get you pregnant

Some couples believe that certain positions or activities like walking or getting up after sex will reduce your chances of getting pregnant. Another myth that is very prevalent among couples is that lifting your legs after sex will push the sperm inside because of gravity and increase your chances of getting pregnant.

Reality: Sperms are genetically designed to make a straight shot to the egg. So no matter what position or activity you do, it will not be going to help in any way. Infertility is an internal issue that has nothing to do with positions.

 

  1. Myth: Consumption of birth control for too long can lead to infertility

Often women avoid having birth control pills for too long believing that it can increase the chances of infertility.

Reality: Birth control pills do not stop ovulation or fertilisation. They control the amount of the reproductive hormones like progesterone and oestrogen in your body that are responsible for maintaining your pregnancy. Thus once you stop taking your pills you should be able to conceive and carry out your pregnancy to term.

 

Conclusion

Pregnancy is one of the most important events in every couple’s life. When they fail to get pregnant, too much information on the internet can be overwhelming. Instead of falling for any myths regarding infertility, take medical help, and focus on leading a healthy lifestyle. The importance of diet cannot be ignored when you are trying to conceive naturally.

Kanupriya Khanna, a senior Consultant Nutritionist and Dietitian with over 17 years of experience in treating infertility can help you conceive naturally. She is titled as one of the best dietitians in Delhi to go for if you are facing infertility issues.

 

Dietary Supplements for Children
Categories Dietician for children, Nutrition Blogs

Things You Should Know About Dietary Supplements for Children and Teens

Nutrition plays a very important role in the overall development of infants and young children, especially in the first 24 months. Supplements for children can be really helpful if your family’s dietary practices are limited. Your toddler’s diet should include critical vitamins and minerals especially vitamin B12, vitamin D, iron, vitamin A, calcium, and zinc. So if your family follows a strict vegan or vegetarian diet, it’s important to consult your child’s dietitian for an appropriate diet for your children. The normal protocol followed by all pediatricians and medical institutions includes a shot of vitamin D at the time of birth to your newborn baby. Breastmilk provides all the necessary vitamins and minerals needed by a baby for optimal growth. All infant formulas these days are also fortified with many vitamins and minerals.

Once a baby turns one year, your pediatrician will recommend an iron supplement, which is part of the normal guidelines followed all over the world for supplementation in infants.

But be cautious about how much supplement you give your baby as excessive doses can sometimes be harmful. Keep the supplement dosage as per the recommendation.

Nowadays, teenagers are amongst the largest growing population taking supplements, especially those that claim to help in muscle building, weight loss, etc. According to a national survey conducted in 2012 in the US, about one out of nine children rely on dietary supplements. But most of these bodybuilding and weight loss supplements contain harmful ingredients that are bad for their bodies and the side effects may end up messing your teen’s overall health.

Here are few things that you should know about dietary supplements for children and teens.

• Most dietary supplements claim that they are derived from natural sources, but natural doesn’t always mean safe.

• Dietary supplements are less regulated as compared to over-the-counter drugs or prescriptions.

• Various dietary supplements contain low-quality ingredients and may contain contaminants like chemicals and metals. The results of studies conducted by the “Studies of Dietary Supplements” show that the labels of some supplements are misleading.

• Some of the children end up in the emergency room every year because of unsupervised intake of dietary supplements.

• Do not confuse vaccinations with dietary supplements.

• Most body-building supplements contain hidden ingredients like steroids which can lead to liver injury, stroke, or even kidney failure.

• Supplements for weight loss is another segment that misleads their customers and can have serious side effects. They should be taken only under medical supervision.

Conclusion

Dietary supplements must be taken under the doctor’s supervision and your child’s dietitian’s advice. For expert advice on child nutrition and dietary supplements, contact Kanupriya Khanna, a senior Consultant Nutritionist & Dietitian and one of the best child dietitians in Delhi with over 17 years of experience in Child nutrition. She can help you to plan a balanced diet that can help your children in their overall development.

Breastfeeding and Antibiotics
Categories breastfeeding meal plan, Nutrition Blogs

Breastfeeding and Antibiotics: All You Need to Know

It is natural for nursing mothers to get sick. Some medical conditions require antibiotics and some do not. If you have been prescribed antibiotics and you’re a nursing mother, then you must be concerned about its safety. No matter what breastfeeding meal plans you are taking to build your child’s immunity, antibiotics could also affect your baby.

So the question arises if antibiotics are safe to be taken during breastfeeding?

The answer is – most antibiotics are safe for breastfeeding moms and their babies. Antibiotics are one of the most common prescription medications.  All antibiotics will pass in varying degrees into breastmilk as per the Academy of American Paediatrics(AAP).

According to Mayo Clinic, the drugs that are present in your bloodstream will naturally come in your breast milk. However, the amount of drugs in your milk will be significantly less than your blood. So it’s important to consult your treating physician before taking any medications.

Other than medications, the age of your baby also plays a very important role. Premature babies and newborns are more at risk from antibiotics as compared to older babies.

Effects of antibiotics while breastfeeding:

Antibiotics in general affect and destroy gut bacteria. Babies can experience an upset stomach as antibiotics deplete the good bacteria in their gut. But this effect is generally short-lived and does not cause any major harm to the baby. It is advisable to keep feeding your baby as breastmilk will improve your baby’s gut health overall.

Things to ask if your doctor has prescribed you antibiotics:

• will the prescribed medication be safe for my baby?

• Will my baby or I experience any side effects?

• Should I feed probiotics to my baby?

• In case the prescribed antibiotics are not safe for your baby, then ask your doctor if there are any alternatives. Ask about the duration of your medication and how long will it take to get out of your system.

You can also check LactMed, a database sponsored by the National Library of Medicine to check the effect of different medications on your baby. The Infant Risk Center also provides evidence-based information on how and what medications can affect your baby during breastfeeding.

Conclusion

If you face health problems, antibiotics could be a part of your prescription and knowing that it could affect the baby’s health, breastfeeding moms usually end up confused and stressed. Majority of prescribed antibiotics are safe for your baby, but in case it is not, there are always safer alternatives for those antibiotics. In the end, breastfeeding moms should make sure that they question their doctors and educate themselves.

For expert guidance, contact Kanupriya Khanna, a Sr. Consultant Nutritionist & Child Nutrition Specialist in Delhi with over 17 years of experience in child nutrition. Kanupriya has earned the title of best dietician in Delhi by her continuous contribution in segments like child nutrition, pre/postnatal health and infertility. She can educate you on what kind of nutrition is essential for breastfeeding moms and their child to lead healthy life.

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