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When my dd was born 8 weeks ago I was running a fever. Due to the fever I was advised by my midwife to induce. To induce I had to go to the hospital where my midwife was no longer considered to be my childs care provider, the pediatrician on call was instead. After the birth I was informed that my baby had to be put on antibiotics because of my fever. I agreed as I was a little scared something may be wrong, as that is what I was told. I am sure that I read something at one point about antibiotics affecting childrens teeth. Is this in my imagination or did someone else hear this too? Did you hear anyother side effects of antibiotics I should be looking out for?
 

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if a pregnant woman takes antibiotics the baby's teeth can be deformed, but i don't think teeth that are already formed (as in your situation) will be affected. i'd be more concerned about thrush.
 

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...I hope that you're breastfeeding.<br><br>
If so, take some of the following probiotic powder on your moistened finger and push it gently into your suckling baby's mouth:<br><br><a href="http://jarrow.com/products/BabYsJarroDophilus.htm" target="_blank">http://jarrow.com/products/BabYsJarroDophilus.htm</a><br><br>
I culture a yogurt with the adult mix for my family for everyone's intestinal health.<br><br>
It's not just antibiotic medicines, it's the antibiotics that remain in the meats we eat.<br><br><br>
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Thanx to both of you for your replies. I forgot to mention that I am indead breastfeeding and have been taking acidophalus & bifidus since my release from hospital (4 days postpartum). I am a vegetarian so I needn't worry about antibiotics from meat but, again, thank you for your ideas and comments.<br><br>
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marianne, that is great that you were smart enough to get some probiotics to ward off thrush! i know so many moms that gave up nursing because of thrush that was a result of antibiotics during labor. yay for you!
 

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...please read Sally Fallon's "Nourishing Traditions"-- it may still be on sale on Amazon--17 down from $25.<br><br>
Vegetarianism presents unique problems for the body's nutrition.<br><br><br><br>
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I have read this book and spent a lot of time on the weston price website (with which Sally Fallon and Mary Enig are affiliated) and can tell you that it has a <b>very</b> anti-vegetarian bias. Not only that, but it promotes a diet very high in animal products, saturated fat. I was troubled by Fallon's (or Enig's...whichever wrote the first part of the book) assertion that animal products are our ONLY means of obtaining Vitamins A and D since that is obviously false (Sorry, can't quote the page #, don't have thebook in front of me).<br><br>
Yes, they present studies to *prove* their points, but there are also many, many studies showing that vegetarian diets are both sufficient and healthful.<br><br>
Sorry to be <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/oops.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="oops">T , just wanted to let you know what type of book goodpapa is recommending.
 
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