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What can a breastfeeding mom take to stop vomiting?

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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Reglan (metoclopramide)

Reglan (metoclopramide) is category b in pregnancy and unlikely to cause problems in a nursing infant.

In brief: Reglan (metoclopramide)

Reglan (metoclopramide) is category b in pregnancy and unlikely to cause problems in a nursing infant.
Dr. Gregory Hines
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Dr. Shontae Buffington
It also has the side effect of increase lactation so you may get a "double benefit". It may cause some GI upset, diarrhea, and something called tardive dyskinesia.
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
But all those bad things Dr. Buffington lists are really quite uncommon. Not unheard of, but basically unlikely to happen.
Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Frequent sips

Vomiting treatment depends on the cause.
For it can be caused by viral infections, food poisoning, stomach or intestinal disorders, a side effect of medications, or even headaches. In general it is important for you to remain hydrated – so drink frequent sips of water and other beverages. Acetaminophen for pain relief is compatible with breastfeeding – as long as you are not allergic to the med.

In brief: Frequent sips

Vomiting treatment depends on the cause.
For it can be caused by viral infections, food poisoning, stomach or intestinal disorders, a side effect of medications, or even headaches. In general it is important for you to remain hydrated – so drink frequent sips of water and other beverages. Acetaminophen for pain relief is compatible with breastfeeding – as long as you are not allergic to the med.
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