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I am breastfeeding. Will taking medicine for migraines hurt my baby?

I am breastfeeding. Will taking medicine for migraines hurt my baby?

Depends on the meds: It totally depends on the medications you take to treat your migraines and the associated symptoms. Some may enter the breast milk, some may not. This would best be answered by consulting about your specific meds with your OB and your pediatric physician, maybe even your pharmacist. ...Read more

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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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I am breastfeeding. Will medicine for migraine hurt my baby?

I am breastfeeding. Will medicine for migraine hurt my baby?

Yes: Almost all madication go through the milk to the baby, some could harmful to the baby. ...Read more

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I'm breastfeeding my 8mnth baby her weight is 7.700 kg. I have migraine so I need to take topiramate. Is my baby at risk if I use it?

I'm breastfeeding my 8mnth baby her weight is 7.700 kg.
I have migraine so I need to take topiramate. Is my baby at risk if I use it?

Yes, extent unknown.: Topiramate causes birth defects and growth retardation in exposed fetuses. You do not "have" to take topiramate to prevent migraine. 10% or more of your dose of topiramate is expressed in breast milk. No one can assure you that this is ok for your infant, whose brain is now growing at the highest rate. No information exists about potential increased risk of s autism or other problems. ...Read more

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I've just had a baby 2 month old not one migraine while pregnant, now they're back worse than ever, lasting days at a time.breastfeeding.what can i do?

I've just had a baby 2 month old not one migraine while pregnant, now they're back worse than ever, lasting days at a time.breastfeeding.what can i do?

See your physician: There are some preventative migraine medications that can be used safely while breastfeeding and you should seek evaluation and management from your OB or PCP. ...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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My wife took two exedrin migraine and continued breastfeeding. Is this something we should worry about?

My wife took two exedrin migraine and continued breastfeeding. Is this something we should worry about?

Avoid aspirin: Although it likely did no harm, I would not recommend breastfeeding when aspirin has been ingested. Aspirin and compounds like it (salicylates) should be avoided in children because of the risk of Reye Syndrome. ...Read more

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Are there safe migraine prescriptions for breastfeeding moms?

Are there safe migraine prescriptions for breastfeeding moms?

Ask pediatrician: Ask your pediatrician for recommendations. This is controversial. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding and Imitrex (sumatriptan) for migraine safe? If not, how long will it stay in my breastmilk after taking?

Breastfeeding and Imitrex (sumatriptan) for migraine safe? If not, how long will it stay in my breastmilk after taking?

No info available: Sumatriptan (imitrex) is excreted into human breast milk. Caution is advised when considering the administration of sumatriptan to a nursing woman. The american academy of pediatrics has no position on the use of sumatriptan during breast-feeding. Infant exposure to sumatriptan can be minimized by avoiding breastfeeding for twelve hours after treatment with sumatriptan. (by the fda website). ...Read more

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Migraine (Definition)

A migraine is a type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain. It also usually causes light sensitivity, nausea, and vomiting. Migraines can ...Read more