Due to a recent health condition in on mess that don't allow to to breastfeed anymore. I have to take them immediately so there's no time for weaning. He will be a year old next week, eatting just about everything, he will only drink water if he's not having boob. I need help. Any suggestions on what to do?????Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 2:53 PM on Jul. 18, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)
Don't let anyone on here tell you to keep doing it. Some here think they know better than doctors. Anyone who asks about weaning gets slammed with why you shouldn't.
It will be tough, but just keep saying no. Can dad or anyone help give bottles or sippies. My son always took stuff from anyone other than me because he knew I had a better option.
Good luck. Sorry about your situation.
Answer by Anonymous at 3:00 PM on Jul. 18, 2009
Answer by tabi_cat1023 at 3:04 PM on Jul. 18, 2009
Answer by tabi_cat1023 at 3:07 PM on Jul. 18, 2009
I agree doctors can be wrong, but people online can certainly be wrong too. I've seen some very dangerous advice given on here. I had people tell me taking antidepressants is fine. When I looked into it I found out otherwise.
The bottom line is that very few drugs are tested on nursing women. They don't know what the side effects really are. As far as I'm concerned, better safe than sorry. I am not going to override my doctors orders over what some website says.
Answer by Anonymous at 3:09 PM on Jul. 18, 2009
Answer by gdiamante at 4:21 PM on Jul. 18, 2009
OK, so if doctors are wrong and taking prescription drugs is harmless then I guess drinking, smoking, and illegal drugs are too?
Answer by Anonymous at 6:29 PM on Jul. 18, 2009
Answer by tabi_cat1023 at 7:13 PM on Jul. 18, 2009
Could you please give me a source that explains how the molecules in prescription drugs are larger than the ones in illegal drugs.
Answer by Anonymous at 7:28 PM on Jul. 18, 2009
OP I am sorry to hijack your post, but I just find it very difficult to believe there is "proof" that illegal drugs pass to your baby in breast milk, but not legal ones. I don't think for one second introducing antidepressants which are intended to alter brain chemistry into the system of a young child has been proven to be 100% safe. Just because one doctor says it is, doesn't mean it is.
I agree lactation consultants are the experts on breastfeeding, but not on medication.
Answer by Anonymous at 7:38 PM on Jul. 18, 2009
Answer by tabi_cat1023 at 8:42 PM on Jul. 18, 2009