Can I do B-ultrasound, CT, MRI while breastfeeding? Will it affect breastfeeding?

time:2023-02-07 author:Fever
Can I do B-ultrasound, CT, MRI while breastfeeding? Will it affect breastfeeding?

As a breastfeeding mother, when it is unavoidable and uncomfortable or sick, when the doctor issues a checklist, you will be anxious. Can these checks be done? Can you breastfeed? Will feeding affect the baby? In fact, mothers don't need to be too anxious. There are not many physical examination items that can't be done, and many doctors will take this special situation into consideration, and they will be avoided for you if they can be avoided. The most important thing is, mothers themselves, don't be fooled by some so-called past experience and unreliable claims on the Internet, thus delaying the disease.

1. What tests can be done during breastfeeding?

The medical examinations that mothers often hear: ultrasound, X-ray, CT, magnetic resonance, etc. can actually be done. 1. B-ultrasound (ultrasound) Think about whether we have done multiple color ultrasound examinations during pregnancy to check the development of the baby in the belly. It can be seen that the color Doppler ultrasound is safe for the fetus, and similarly, the ultrasound examination done during breastfeeding is also safe. Its imaging principle is sound waves, which use sound waves as a carrier to detect the interior of organisms, and then combine digital signals, image processing and computers to image tissues and organs, rather than ionizing radiation. So basically it will not have a bad effect on the body, nor will it affect breast milk. 2. X-rays It is often heard that people say that X-rays will affect the body and milk whether it is pregnancy or breastfeeding. In fact, X-rays not only do not stay in the body, but also do not pass to the child through breast milk. But here is a warm reminder, try to feed or express milk before the examination. If you have breast problems, it is convenient for the doctor to check clearly, and it is easier to find the problem. 3. CT and MRI are the same as X-rays. Although there is ionizing radiation, there is no contraindication to breastfeeding examinations. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has no radiation and has no effect on the body. CT and MRI have two methods: plain scan and enhanced. Plain scan will not affect breast milk, but enhancement requires the use of contrast agents into the body. So does this mean that the use of contrast agents should stop breastfeeding? Most contrast agents are safe for breastfeeding mothers. Although contrast agents can pass into breast milk, their oral microbial availability is very low, meaning that even if they are present in breast milk, they cannot be absorbed after the baby eats it in the stomach. Although CT and MRI contrast-enhancing agents have little effect on breast milk, it is still recommended to breastfeed after 4 hours after the examination.

2. What are the inspections that cannot be done during breastfeeding?

The examination that breastfeeding mothers should really contraindicate is radioisotope examination. Because this isotope test will appear in breast milk and accumulate in breast milk, it will affect the baby when the mother breastfeeds the baby. So if mothers really need to do relevant inspections, it is best to express the milk before the inspection, store it in a milk storage bag, and then feed it to the child! Of course, during the interruption of breastfeeding, mothers can also express milk, store it for 8-10 half-lives (the half-life of different radioactive elements is different), and then feed it to the baby, because with the passage of time, milk The radioactive elements will also disappear!

Third, rest assured, these behaviors can be done during breastfeeding!

Although most physical examinations can be performed during breastfeeding, there are still a lot of troublesome taboos for breastfeeding mothers in society! In fact, moms can do these things too. 1. You can perm your hair during lactation, make-up and perm your hair. Make-up is the most entangled problem for mothers. They want to love beauty, but they are afraid that chemical elements will harm the baby! Although there are harmful substances such as phenylenediamine in these hair products, these harmful substances will not enter the milk through the skin and affect the growth of the baby. It should be noted here that try to use regular, branded and guaranteed perm products, and do a good job of anti-allergy testing. Of course, after you put on beautiful makeup, try not to rub your child's face with your face, or let your baby lick your face! 2. Can be vaccinated during breastfeeding Breastfeeding mothers can not only get vaccinated, but also strongly recommend getting the flu shot! As the person who has the most frequent contact with the baby, vaccination is equivalent to reducing the risk of infection for the baby, not only protecting the child, but also protecting yourself! 3. You can eat chili and cold food during breastfeeding. Although spicy food such as chili, onion and ginger will affect the smell of breast milk, it will not cause harm to the child. After accepting these flavors, children are more receptive to foods when they are introduced with solid foods. There are also mothers who eat raw and cold food, and the elderly say that it will cause the child to have diarrhea, but there is no such claim. The milk is constant temperature and will not change due to the temperature of the food! So for food, as long as the hygiene meets the standards, you can eat it! Every mother wants to give the best to their children. This kind of feeling can be felt by a mother! But without a good body, everything is empty talk! So love your children and love yourself!
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