Has anyone taken narcotics (percocet, vicodin, codiene) for longer than 2 weeks while breastfeeding? Did your baby suffer withdrawal?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 6:03 PM on Feb. 25, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)
Answer by mamakirs at 6:03 PM on Feb. 25, 2009
Answer by Xynyth at 6:06 PM on Feb. 25, 2009
Since my son was born I have had a grand total of 4 Tylenol. Maybe it's just me but I would suffer through the worst pain of my life to avoid having my baby addicted to drugs.
Answer by Cassieniccole at 6:14 PM on Feb. 25, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 6:21 PM on Feb. 25, 2009
Answer by Xynyth at 6:26 PM on Feb. 25, 2009
Both Codeine and Morphine are on the AAP list of medications approved for use in breastfeeding mothers. You can see a partial list of approved meds at http://www.kellymom.com/health/meds/aap-approved-meds.html I have a friend who was on morphine for quite a while after one of her babies and he had no adverse effects.
If you need the meds then take them, and know that it is better for baby to be breastfed with mom taking a narcotic than for baby to be formula fed. The benefits far outweight the risks.
Answer by maggiemom2000 at 7:20 PM on Feb. 25, 2009
Answer by AidensMommy608 at 8:26 PM on Feb. 25, 2009