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Ibuprofen while breastfeeding>

I think I have a spider bite on my knee (which is why I need the Ibuprofen) and it hurts like hell. But I'm breastfeeding (3 month old), and I know while I was pregnant I couldn't take anything except for does that still apply during breastfeeding? Also if anyone knows anything that will heal a spider bite, please let me know!!! TIA.

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Asked by wishwish at 6:07 PM on Feb. 22, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I was told by my nurse that motrin and ibuprofin are fine while bfing

    Answer by gypsymama532 at 6:19 PM on Feb. 22, 2009

  • I was always told just tylenol but I did take an advil every now and then right after a feeding to give it time to some what work out of my system by feeding time again.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 6:22 PM on Feb. 22, 2009

  • Ibuprofen is on the List of Medications approved by the AAP for use in breastfeeding mothers , yes, you can take it :-)

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 6:33 PM on Feb. 22, 2009

  • What does your doctor say?

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:41 PM on Feb. 22, 2009

  • Ibuprofen is safe.

    Answer by gdiamante at 7:23 PM on Feb. 22, 2009

  • Ibuprofen, Tylenol, and even aspirin are okay while breastfeeding.

    Answer by musicpisces at 1:27 AM on Feb. 23, 2009

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