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Can i take two tylenol (acetaminophen) 1's (8mg codeine) while breastfeeding? My upper & lower back is in pain and need relief asap

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Dr. Dana Hogan
Pediatrics
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In brief: Lactating meds

A rule of thumb is 10% of medications pass to the baby.
Codeine may cause extreme sleepiness in the baby. Try to use nsaid's every 6 hours, then Codeine for breakthrough pain, as needed, to wean your dependence upon codeine. Try arnica topically for pain relief.

In brief: Lactating meds

A rule of thumb is 10% of medications pass to the baby.
Codeine may cause extreme sleepiness in the baby. Try to use nsaid's every 6 hours, then Codeine for breakthrough pain, as needed, to wean your dependence upon codeine. Try arnica topically for pain relief.
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