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Which medications are safe during breastfeeding?

Which medications are safe during breastfeeding?

Some are, some not: You'll have to consult the prescriber for information on medication safety, i can't list them all here in a short answer. Definitely check on both OTC and prescription med safety before taking medications while nursing. ...Read more

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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What to do if I have to stop breastfeeding to go on medication and I need help both physically and emotionally?

What to do if I have to stop breastfeeding to go on medication and I need help both physically and emotionally?

Take care of you: Although breastfeeding is a very healthy way to feed your infant, YOUR health is more important for both of you. If your doctor cannot find a mediation that is safe to use while you are nursing, then it is time to switch to formula - and both you and your infant will be fine. Please keep yourself healthy and strong - your baby needs a healthy mommy! ...Read more

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Can I take medication for utis while breastfeeding?

Can I take medication for utis while breastfeeding?

Some are OK: Please check with your baby's pediatrician or a lactation expert. Penicillin and Amoxicillin are perfectly safe. Others fairly safe and some not safe at all. There are differences of opinion amongst medical profession so please accept advice from an experienced professional you can trust. Good luck. ...Read more

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What sinus medication can I take while breastfeeding?

What sinus medication can I take while breastfeeding?

A Neti Pot: Current recommendations from several authorites discourage the routine use of antibiotics now in sinus infections. A neti pot (using sterile water and a salt soltuion) is a safe and helpful treatment. ...Read more

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If you're having trouble breastfeeding, are there drugs to help you produce more milk?

If you're having trouble breastfeeding, are there drugs to help you produce more milk?

Fenugreek: has been widely used to increase lactatation and is generally safe and well tolerated. ...Read more

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Can you take PID medication while breastfeeding?

Can you take PID medication while breastfeeding?

Depends: Most of the standard meds used for PID are safe during breastfeeding.Without the names of the meds you are using, it is hard to make a definitive statement. ...Read more

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Can I take allergy medications while breastfeeding?

Can I take allergy medications while breastfeeding?

Yes, no "D": Most medications are compatible with breastfeeding. We need to consider the effect on the baby, the effect on you and the effect on the milk supply. The antihistamines have long been considered compatible with breastfeeding. The only caveat is the effect on the milk supply. The "d" in some preparations (like zyrtec (cetirizine) d) is pseudoephedrine, which decreases milk supply. ...Read more

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Which migraine medications are safe while breastfeeding?

Which migraine medications are safe while breastfeeding?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin: Certain medicines are safe for nursing and some are not. Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Ibuprofen are safe medicines for nursing and effective for migraines. If you are on other medicines and want to know if they are safe, speak to your physician. Here's a website where you can access information about the safety of specific medicines: http://toxnet.Nlm.Nih.Gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?Lact. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take migraine medication while breastfeeding?

Is it ok to take migraine medication while breastfeeding?

Yes: Some medications are very safe (eg ibuprofen), others have risks and benefits that need to be weighed. Talk with the physician who prescribed the medication about safety issues with nursing. ...Read more

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What antimalarial medication is safe for a breastfeeding mum?

What antimalarial medication is safe for a breastfeeding mum?

Antimalarial: I don't quite understand your concern. My mother - may she rest in peace- had no issues with three sons and one daughter. The births took place over 8 years and that was 64 years ago. Relax and enjoy your child! ...Read more

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What allergy medications are safe to take while breastfeeding?

What allergy medications are safe to take while breastfeeding?

FLONASE is SAFEST: According to the aap: sudafed & benedryl are excreted in breast milk but use is compatible with breastfeeding although may cause decreased milk production however these meds can cause lethargy/irritability. The safest meds are the nasal sprays: e.g. Flonase (generic) and others. The newer antihistamines (claritin/zyrtec/allegra) are not well studied but are appear to be safe in short term use. ...Read more

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Which medications should I wean off of to start breastfeeding?

Which medications should I wean off of to start breastfeeding?

Depends: It depends on what medications you're on and for what reason you're taking them. ...Read more

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Im breastfeeding and have diarrhea, what medication can I take to stop it?

Im breastfeeding and have diarrhea, what medication can I take to stop it?

Try hydration: Most meds for diarrhea are not very effective Try hydration and a high carbohydrate diet: rice, potatoes, and breads. Also probiotics have been shown to be helpful in combating diarrhea. Kaopectae is a med that can help in some cases and should be ok with breastfeeding. Feel better soon ...Read more

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Please tell me what asthma medication are safe to take while breastfeeding?

Please tell me what asthma medication are safe to take while breastfeeding?

Most are OK: I feel your concern is about the inhaler steroids used as a controller. For the most part, very little of the drug is inhaled into your blood stream and eventually in your breast milk. If you are concerned, please discuss your questions with your child's pediatrician. Good Luck. ...Read more

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"drug transfer to the fetus and to the breastfeeding infant: what do we know?"

Not a lot....: These studies are very difficult to do, especially on which drugs are transferred to the developing fetus. Animals models can tell you some information, but it is hard to interpret effects into people. ...Read more

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Can I take medication like mefenamic and rowatinex if I'm breastfeeding? Thanks in advance.

Both Are Not Safe: You are breastfeeding. Both Mefenamic Acid and Rowatinex are NOT safe to take while breastfeeding. Please consult with your doctor about other alternatives to take for your conditions that are safe while breastfeeding. ...Read more

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I breastfeeding my baby he is 10months old but im very slim please help me because i hate my body please give me name of drugs to help me gain weight?

Breastfeeding.: Congratulation on breastfeeding your baby. Im sorry that you hate your body. Perhaps you discuss that problem with your doctor . He may determine if you need further help and possible give you suggestions on how to gsin weight with the help of a dietician. ...Read more

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Can you take allergy medication while breastfeeding?

Can you take allergy medication while breastfeeding?

Drying: Most allergy medications are compatible with breast feeding but may decrease lactation. ...Read more