A 35-year-old female asked:
possibly being sedated for wisdom teeth removal (i'm undecided)..how long would i have to pump & dump until i could safely nurse again?
4 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Local anesthetic: Hi, I think you should be able to go back to breast feeding 24 hours after anesthesia if this is general anesthesia, if local it should be less than that.
Dentistry 36 years experience
Sedation: Talk to your oral surgeon about this. The length of time depends on the sedation medication used but for most dental sedation it is necessary to pump and dump for only about 4 hours. This should be manageable for you and your baby. Good luck.
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Depends on the: anesthetic, CCheck with your surg eon and pediatrician.
Pain Management 36 years experience
No waiting : is necessary before resuming breastfeeding after a single dose of versed for dental sedation in the mothers of infants over 2 months of age. Consult with your anesthesiologist before the procedure.
Last updated Apr 24, 2016
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