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Clindamycin while breastfeeding

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
Yes: You need to be checked for clostridium difficile colitis and your baby needs to be seen by their pediatrician.
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 42 years experience
MEDS & BREAST MILK: Moderately safe to breastfeed while on clinda, there are no controlled studies, minimal non-threatening adverse effects can occur, like the diarrhea y... Read More
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: Stop your antibiotic and call your obstetrician or the babies pediatrician for further guidance. This could be related to the antibiotic or something... Read More

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Cirino
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Is that Dx?: Clindanycin is safe for breastfeeding. It may be absorbed in your infant and may cause diarrhea. The diagnosis that you have stated does not suggest... Read More
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Clindamycin: According to Lactmed/Toxnet, clindamycin can have a negative effect on the breastfed baby's gastrointestinal flora. Bloody stools can occur. Also anti... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrey Lev-weissberg
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Clindamycin concern: Clindamycin enters breast milk and can be detected in breast milk during lactation. Due to the potential for serious side effects in neonates, breast-... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Not recommended, but: if your physician judges that you do need the clindamycin and there isn't other alternative, then you have to be monitored closely especially that yo... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Probably OK: Although the manufacturer says it's better not to nurse while on it, the American Academy of Pediatrics feels it's OK to nurse while on Clindamycin.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Yes , it is safe: Clindamycin is category B for pregnancy. It is not the most common medication for strep throat though. Do you have a penicillin allergy and that is ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Not recommended: Kid should be monitored for side effects on the gastrointestinal flora (e.g.diarrhea). Before using any medication, always check with your pediatricia... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Benadryl safe: Benadryl is safe to use while breastfeeding although it may decrease the volume of breastmilk produced. However you should contact your doctor who pre... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 19 years experience
Generally no: Medicines in the cephalosporin class and Clindamycin are generally considered safe. But it is always better to talk to your pediatrician and/or ob/gy... Read More
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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No: It is an antibiotic, not a deodorant.

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