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Do Antibiotics Affect My Breastfeeding Baby
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
Had my baby 3 weeks ago. Because of antibiotics, I was unable to breast feed at birth. My breasts are not leaking anymore. Can I still breast feed now?
1wk post-partum, breastfeeding, developed my 6th staph infection in 5yrs. If treated what affect would antibiotics have on my breastmilk and baby?
I'm breastfeeding my 11 days old baby girl, and I'm taking antibiotics. She has developed a rash that looks like the rash (yeast) due to the above.
Drug reaction: Now I am assuming you think the baby has developed an allergic reaction to the antibiotic. However the brief description you give is not the description of a drug reaction and you did not state where the rash is. Really need more information and better description to assist you ...Read more
Can I breast feed my 3 months old baby as I'm taking anti biotic tablets for cold n throat infection?
See your doctor: Generally it is not recommended to take any medication while you are peragnent unless its absolutely necessary. You need to ask your obgyn. ...Read more
It's the antibiotic ciprofloxacin 250mg safe when breastfeeding? And long this antibiotics stay in my body
Depends on which one: Most antibiotics used in dentistry are safe for the mom and the breast feeding baby. Sometimes penicillins (amoxicillin), cephalosporins (keflex), and macrolides (z-pack) may cause your baby to have loose stools. Tetracycline is the one that causes discoloration of baby's teeth if taken while pregnant. One rarely prescribed antibiotic, chloramphenicol, should not be used while breast feeding. ...Read more
Be careful: Side-effects of most antibiotics are not dangerous, an allergic reaction to a medication potentially is. Thus, while nursing all medications should be used with caution. When taking an antibiotic, always monitor your baby and look for signs of respiratory distress, irritability, diarrhea and rash. The most common side effect in breastfeeding infants is diarrhea, and this is to be expected. ...Read more
3rd case of Mastitis in 6 mnths, no breastfeeding. Reacts to antibiotics, but reappears every few mnths. 24 y/o female. Smoker. Is it ibc?
Hi I 've a sore throat for a month now, just finished a weeks course of antibiotics but hasn't cleared, am breastfeeding. Have red spots on throat.?
Reassess....: Unless these spots are making it hard for you to breathe, I would make an appointment to see your doctor who prescribed the antibiotic, and have them reassess. It may warrant a mere "watchful waiting" (do nothing, reassess every few months) or else it may require a referral to a specialist such as an otolaryngologist (ear, nose, and throat[ent] specialist). ...Read more
I started antibiotics for an infection around my tooth on Sat at 5pm its Mon & not better. I'm breastfeeding so I cant take certain pills. What do I do?
Get into the dentist: A proper diagnosis is paramount in order to get you on the path of healing. The type of infection needs to be determined before the proper medicine can be prescribed. You should go to see a dentist right away. ...Read more
Was told I had mastitis. I had antibiotics redness went. Still have lump, not breastfeeding never have. What should I do?
Breast mass: You should be seen by your doctor. Most commonly it is a fibroadenoma which is benign. ...Read more
How long should I be on antibiotics when I have had untreated Lyme disease for 1 1/2 years? Was untreated due to my pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Look at symptoms: Rather than a set time for taking antibiotics, many docs treat until the symptoms are gone. There are also a couple of blood tests that help determine if the infection is still active. ...Read more
What should be done together with antibiotics to treat a recurring mastitis in breastfeeding mother?
I'm done breastfeeding but I was put on antibiotics for mastitis. Do I still need to pump or can I just let my milk dry up without having to pump?
Can let dry: If you are done breastfeeding, then you can put on some sports bras to help with the engorgement following cessation of breastfeeding. Ibuprofen can help with pain from engorgement as well. But if you're on the antibiotics, you don't have to pump the infection out, if that's what your question is. The infection should heal with the antibiotics. Compresses can help too. ...Read more
Rash bikini line for 4 mo. Tried oxistat, tried antibiotic safe for breastfeeding, tried alcortin A; been cultured -staph and GBS. What could it be?
Depends: The general rule is if I would use it for a baby it is ok for use in a breast feeding mother. We exclude sulfa drugs in the first 2 months and drugs like Cipro (ciprofloxacin) that are not generally used in childhood. Just tell the doc you are breastfeeding and they should sort that out, or ask again when you know which one is being considered. ...Read more
After a week on antibiotics I still have a sharp/shooting pain in my right breast. Is this more than an infection? It gets worse after breastfeeding.
BREAST PAIN: If your breast is infected, you should not breast feed. Infection will go to the baby. Please check with your md. ...Read more
UTI while breastfeeding newborn, painful burning while peeing. Can I drink lots of liquids and wait it out. Is antibiotics safe while breastfeeding?
I recently purchased Monistat 1 (tioconazole) for a yeast infection that I developed while on an antibiotic and wanted to know is it safe to use while breastfeeding?
Yes it's safe.: Wash your hands to prevent getting nipple or areola areas cross contaminated risking passing it them to the baby's mouth. ...Read more
I've had a fever for 3 days and my throat is really sore. I'm also breastfeeding. If I need an antibiotic what's safe to take while breastfeeding?
What you need: Anything you eat or drink goes into your breast milk, but when treatment is needed for a medical condition there are few things that can't be taken, Penicillin is fine and if you are PCN allergic then a Z-pak is OK if appropriate for your illness. Make sure the treating doctor knows your breastfeeding Feel better soon ...Read more
Can prevpack triple therapy antibiotic alter menstrual cycle? I'm 2 days late but I'm feeling PMS symptoms, like cramps and tender breastfeeding.
It's unlikely: Very few antibiotics alter the cycle. If its topical then the chance is zero. ...Read more
Instinct: Babies are born with the instinct to breast feed. Even in the womb they have sucking action. Some are born with sucking blisters on their thumbs! Moms must learn how to hold their infants in a position that is conducive to the rooting reflex, and to resist the temptation to let baby suck on just the nipple, vs areola. A lacation consultant or pediatrician is invaluable in the early days of brf. ...Read more
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
See below: There are no data on the excretion of Nexium into human milk. There is a potential for tumorigenicity with "omeprazole" -prilosec-administration has been seen in rat carcinogenicity studies. Because esomeprazole is the s-isomer of Omeprazole which is excreted into human milk, & because of the potential for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants, a decision should be made to discontinue. ...Read more
Both.: In the beginning, you should feed on demand - and more often - to help establish milk production. Once you and your baby have your technical skills down, it is a good idea to start to spread out your feeding to every 2-3 hours, gradually if needed, or you may find yourself with a baby who sips...very frequently. Feeding on demand is another model that works - find which fits best for you. ...Read more
Overlapping issues: This era saw many changes in family life. Many women worked outside the home & needed an easier way to feed the child. Soon after the first antibiotics (wwii), we had staph outbreaks in nurseries with germs that weren't killed by penicillin.Many thought breast feeding spread the germs so babies were wrapped in sterile blankets & bottle fed. A home made formula was promoted & the rest is history. ...Read more
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