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Safe Breast Feeding
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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COUGH RX: It should be safe since you take only 2 tsp. @ bedtime. ...Read more
Azo yeast: Azo yeast contains boneset (eupatorium perfoliatum), mistletoe leaf (viscum album) ; lactobacillus sporogenes. The product site states “pregnant ; breastfeeding women are advised to consult their doctor.” it does not appear to be well studied. Unless your physician is familiar w this product ; can clear it’s use – would not recommend taking while pregnant or breast feeding. ...Read more
Why isn't secnidazole safe while breast feeding? My doctor said it is, but every other source says it is not. What is the risk to my baby?
In breast milk: This antiparasitic imadazole derivative is actively excreted in breast milk and has potential toxicity for the breast feeding baby. ...Read more
I am on pentasa (mesalamine) and flagyle for rectal ulcer, is that effective and safe am breast feeding?
Safe/ no problem: Both medications are considered relatively safe during breast feeding. I can't comment about the effectiveness of the treatment, not part of my area. ...Read more
I had my baby 8 days ago. I have bad baby blues. My family doctor prescribed me. 25 mg of Xanax (alprazolam) and 10mg of lexapro. Is that safe while breast feeding?
Possibly unsafe: Xanax (alprazolam) is listed as "possibly unsafe" as studies have found Xanax (alprazolam) in breast milk. This means that the breast fed infant would likely receive some Xanax (alprazolam) while breast feeding; the benefits of Xanax (alprazolam) must be weighed with these risks Lexapro is listed as "safety unknown" as it has not been as well studied. Consult your doctor, or seek another opinion for your specific situation. ...Read more
Hello, I'm a nursing mother now I have a muscular problem can I use "Chlorzoxazone" relaxon, is it safe with breast feeding?!
Mess and breast: Speak to the provider who prescribed this as there is no data on the excretion of chlorzoxazone into breast milk which would make it unsafe to use while nursing ...Read more
Hi my baby is 10 months old. I stated taking the contraceptive pill called Yaz is it safe during breast feeding? The doctor gave it. Think she forgot that I still breast feed her. Will it harm her in any way? Any bad effects on her?
NOT SAFE: This is a homeopathic med made from the Arnica flower used as a multi-purpose treatment topically, reported to have antibiotic properties, also taken by mouth. Be aware these types of products typically contain unreliable amounts of stated ingredient & have an unproven safety/effectiveness profile. Arnica is NOT safe in pregnancy or breastfeeding. See your doctor for safe treatment if you are ill. ...Read more
Fenugreek has been used for hundreds of years to increase milk supply. I have not been able to find any reports of harm from using fenugreek while lactating. Studies on its actual effectiveness, though, are equivocal.
My opinion: it probably won't hurt, and it very well might help. I doubt people would have used it this long if it didn't help, at least some of the time. Give it a try. ...Read more
HPN RX: Yes, you can continue your rx. The dose is low. Breast feeding will be safe. ...Read more
Is Go-lacta safe to use during breast-feeding to help with milk supply? The only ingredient in it is malunggay leaves
No good data:
Our science (MD) has not studied this product or it's active ingredients.
It may have some data on efficacy, but typically we do not prescribe such medications. It is a natural process, and is limited by a neuro-humoral pathway involving prolactin, etc. Relaxed state of mind and fluids in plenty help. ...Read more
Not breastfeeding: Risperidone is a strong medication for use in women with psychiatric illness. It can be used in pregnancy with your doctor's supervision. Some infants will show signs of withdrawl after birth, but the benefits may be better than the risks of stopping. Risperidone will pass into breast milk and a woman should use formula instead. ...Read more