Breastfeeding is the best for babies and a healthy diet / maternal nutrition is important when breastfeeding. A decision not to breastfeed can be difficult to reverse. Infant formula is suitable from birth when babies are not breastfed. It is recommended that all formula milks be used on the advice of a doctor, midwife, health visitor, public health nurse, dietitian, pharmacist, or other professional responsible for maternal and child care and the financial implications should be considered. All preparation and feeding instructions should be followed carefully as inappropriate preparation could lead to health hazards.


Piles During Pregnancy

Reasons for piles in pregnancy

There are a number of reasons why pregnancy piles affect mums-to-be: 

  • Your body has more blood circulating around it during pregnancy –    making all your veins a little more dilated. Unfortunately that means    the delicate veins around your bottom may get sluggish and swollen    too, especially when your ever-growing uterus is putting extra pressure on them.
  • Straining to go to the toilet is a common cause, so if you’reconstipated like many mums-to-be, eating an extra fibrous diet and    drinking lots of water should help your haemorrhoids.

Piles medication

Unfortunately, there's only a limited selection of medication you can take  for piles during pregnancy, so ask your doctor which piles cream, ointment or  suppository you could use.


Piles medication isn’t the only answer – here are a few other things you  can try to speed up your recovery: 

  • Ease the pressure on your abdomen by lying on your left side every few hours if you can. About 20 minutes of putting your feet up should do    the trick.
  • Avoid perfumed soaps, talcs or wet wipes. Wash your bottom with plain water after each bowel movement and dry yourself well. Loose fitting    cotton underwear will help you feel fresh.
  • Go to the toilet whenever you feel the urge – don't put it off!
  • Avoid straining and constipation
  • Try a little gentleexercise to improve your general circulation.
  • Avoid too much sitting or standing and relax in a warm bath if you're troubled by itching. If that doesn't suit you, some people    recommend an ice pack instead.
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