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Can I Use Aspirin Externally While Breastfeeding
How many aspirins a day is it safe to take on a regular daily schedule? I take four 325mg tablets every day.
Aspirin Dose: This is a difficult question to answer without knowing why you are taking it. If you are taking Aspirin for its cardioprotectant effect, the dose is considerably lower than what you are taking on the other hand, if you are taking it as an anti-inflammatory agent for osteoarthritis, the dose seems a little low. The doctor who prescribed your Aspirin therapy is the best person to answer this ...Read more
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
Just wanted to know if the following medicines are safe to take while breastfeeding: ambien/zolpidem, melatonin, low dose aspirin.
Probably: We have little evidence about any harmful effects. Trust what your OB/GYN suggests to you. If you continue to have concerns, get a second opinion. ...Read more
Is it safe to take "baby" asprin while breastfeeding? I am worried about increasing the risk of reye's syndrome in my nursing infant.
Aspirin & lactation: If low-dose Aspirin is taken, avoid breastfeeding for 1 to 2 hours after a dose to minimize antiplatelet effects in the infant (bleeding). Because of a single case report of metabolic acidosis, the american academy of pediatrics characterizes Aspirin as a drug that has been "associated with significant effects on some nursing infants and should be given to nursing mothers with caution. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I took one 325 mg aspirin before checking if that was okay. Is it safe to breastfeed my daughter tonight when she wakes to eat?
Probably safe: With one dose you are probably perfectly safe. Everything one does in medicine involves a calculation of the risk of a course of action weighed against the presumed benefit of that course of action. In this instance, unless there is some underlying condition that you have not yet revealed I would think only one tab of Advil (ibuprofen) is enough. ...Read more
I took Alka seltzer cold & then breastfeed my 12month old 2/3oz 11 hours later. Just saw the med contained 325mg aspirin, should I be concerned?
Not specifically: I'd use something else that is BF friendly in the future, but a single exposure in an otherwise well baby is not worth worrying about. ...Read more
Can I use the "it works" "greens" while breast feeding? I noticed It has white willow bark in it? It's a form of aspirin
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