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can u get an x ray and still bf receptionist said no bf for 24 hrs

Posted by on Feb. 11, 2013 at 3:34 PM
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i know its radiation xray but can u still bf or do u have to pump and dump ??

by on Feb. 11, 2013 at 3:34 PM
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MollyJmommy
by on Feb. 11, 2013 at 3:36 PM
I have no idea but here's a bump for you!
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maggiemom2000
by Ruby Member on Feb. 11, 2013 at 3:39 PM
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What!!! That is nonsense. You can BF right after the x-ray. Silly receptionist.

3grls1wildboy
by on Feb. 11, 2013 at 3:42 PM

 she said its bc of radiation xray is for tail bone pain since birth ..shaid that area is so close to breast so she will get alot of radiation


Quoting maggiemom2000:

What!!! That is nonsense. You can BF right after the x-ray. Silly receptionist.


 

maggiemom2000
by Ruby Member on Feb. 11, 2013 at 3:46 PM
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Even CAT scans are fine, which is the equivalent of getting  like 100 x-rays!

Even More Breastfeeding Myths

1.  Nursing mothers cannot breastfeed if they have had X-rays.

Not true! Regular X-rays such as a chest X-ray or dental X-rays do not affect the milk or the baby and the mother may nurse without concern. Mammograms are harder to read when the mother is lactating, but can be done and the mother should not stop breastfeeding just to get this done. There are other ways of investigating a breast lump. Newer imaging methods such as CT scan and MRI scans are of no concern, even if contrast is used. 

larissalarie
by Platinum Member on Feb. 11, 2013 at 4:08 PM
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That's ridiculous. Of course you can breastfeed. A BABY could GET an xray if they needed one! You getting one and breastfeeding after is no problem whatsoever.

Medical professionals aren't even trained in bf, let alone RECEPTIONISTS!
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rbailey2414
by on Feb. 11, 2013 at 4:10 PM

never heard that one!!! YES ma'am you sure can !! :)

mostlymaydays
by Group Mod-Stacy on Feb. 11, 2013 at 4:33 PM
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This is the first time I've heard this one, too! I'd almost be scared to get that X-ray with that sales pitch!

Quoting rbailey2414:

never heard that one!!! YES ma'am you sure can !! :)

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TTC2Long
by on Feb. 11, 2013 at 4:35 PM
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Your TAILBONE is close to your breast?? Ignore her. She doesn't know about basic anatomy, let alone bf.

Quoting 3grls1wildboy:

 she said its bc of radiation xray is for tail bone pain since birth ..shaid that area is so close to breast so she will get alot of radiation




Quoting maggiemom2000:


What!!! That is nonsense. You can BF right after the x-ray. Silly receptionist.




 

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larissalarie
by Platinum Member on Feb. 11, 2013 at 4:36 PM
Haha, I thought that too after I read the replies!

Quoting TTC2Long:

Your TAILBONE is close to your breast?? Ignore her. She doesn't know about basic anatomy, let alone bf.



Quoting 3grls1wildboy:

 she said its bc of radiation xray is for tail bone pain since birth ..shaid that area is so close to breast so she will get alot of radiation






Quoting maggiemom2000:



What!!! That is nonsense. You can BF right after the x-ray. Silly receptionist.






 

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TTC2Long
by on Feb. 11, 2013 at 4:36 PM
My Nonnie said in the 50's they used to xray all pregnant moms close to birth to check the baby's position. It was as much standard procedure then as u/s are now.

Quoting larissalarie:

That's ridiculous. Of course you can breastfeed. A BABY could GET an xray if they needed one! You getting one and breastfeeding after is no problem whatsoever.



Medical professionals aren't even trained in bf, let alone RECEPTIONISTS!
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