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what should i do?!

i went to urgent care tonight for stomach pain and discolored urine turns out i have a bladder infection well it turns out my insurance only covers certain antibiotics for it but none of them are BF friendly the closest they could get is one that is only BF friendly for babies over one month well my LO will be one month in 8 days and is exclusively BF will not take formula at all what i am wondering is should i wait out those 8 days with the infection and then take the antibiotic or should i just start the pills and stop with the BF until they are finished because the infection is so bad my piss is already brown and i am vomiting a lot but i dont know if he'll eat anything but the boob! please help what should i do?!


Asked by Anonymous at 12:21 AM on Nov. 12, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Summary of Use during Lactation:
    Administration of nitrofurantoin directly to infants under 1 month of age and in those with G-6-PD deficiency is contraindicated because of potential hemolysis in these infants. Nitrofurantoin doses in milk are low and it can be used while breastfeeding older infants, but it is best to avoid it in infants under 1 month of age and those with G-6-PD deficiency at any age.

    You can also check about pricing to pay out of pocket for meds that ARE safe. Might be well be worth the investment.

    Answer by gdiamante at 3:40 AM on Nov. 12, 2009

  • What is the anti-biotic?

    Answer by LeanneC at 12:24 AM on Nov. 12, 2009

  • See how much it is to pay for one yourself that is BF friendly. Call the insurance company and see if there is anything they can do. Maybe your doc has some samples of one you can take?

    Answer by stickyfingers at 12:28 AM on Nov. 12, 2009

  • OP here nitrofurantoin mono it is generic for macrobid and they said that they cant get me a BF friendly one other than this one but he is not a month old yet!

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:35 AM on Nov. 12, 2009

  • Go to this group and ask the owner of that group is a pharmacist or works in a pharmacy and there is lots of misinformation out there.

    Whats an EBF mama to do? Are they saying you are not suppoesd to take ANY antibiotic before the baby is a month old? Did you tell the doctor about the insurance thing? Oh sorry it was emergency huh? Will the baby take pumped milk so you can get a little bit of antibiotic in your system until you can call your doc tomorrow?

    Answer by stickyfingers at 1:08 AM on Nov. 12, 2009

  • According to Dr Hale, the risk with that particular drug (macrobid) is the risk of jaundice, or making jaundice worse. Also, the amount transfered into milk is very, very low... less than .5%. If your baby is no longer jaundiced, go for it... take it and get better. Please, PLEASE also take a probiotic opposite the anti-biotic though. Thrush is not a fun thing to deal with and it's common after a round of anti-biotics.

    An alternate is Cipro... is that not covered? It's pretty common, and AAP approved for breastfeeding.

    Answer by LeanneC at 1:14 AM on Nov. 12, 2009