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bfing and xanax

I think I've read on here before that you can bf and take a xanax, but does anyone have any evidence, reports, ect..

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:08 PM on Dec. 27, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • A safer alternative to xanax is valerian root. http://www.kellymom.com type valerian root in

    http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?LACT http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/search/f?./temp/~rKIgAv:1 research on xanax.

    It says a shorter acting benzodiazepine would be better. But I personally feel like it'd be safer just to try a more natural anxiolitic that they know is safe. Either that or ask your psychiatrist to write you a script for a much shorter acting anxiolitic. But I would NOT take xanax.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:35 PM on Dec. 27, 2009

  • Lorazepam, Oxazepam are under "alternative drugs to consider" on the NIH database. http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/search/f?./temp/~2BkbV6:1 lorazepam

    oxazepam http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/search/f?./temp/~bYph6W:1
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:37 PM on Dec. 27, 2009

  • Here is some general info about drugs and breastfeeding:

    http://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/html/drugs_and_bf.shtml

    Xanax is not listed on the AAP list of drugs contraindicated for breastfeeding in the POLICY STATEMENT Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk.

    There may be other drugs that can be used to treat anxiety. Therapy or other things may help help anxiety enough so that you don't have to take xanax. Meditation can be learned quickly and be very effective.
    Gailll

    Answer by Gailll at 12:43 PM on Dec. 27, 2009

  • No studies are done on drugs and breastfeeding because it's dangerous to do the study. That's why most doctors are cautious and advise against most prescription medications while nursing. Of course, some people think breastfeeding is so important that it's worth the risk to the babies health. I don't.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:47 PM on Dec. 27, 2009

  • If you have a serious anxiety problem all the meditation in the world isnt going to help. OP, id ask the Dr about alternatives.
    xErinx

    Answer by xErinx at 1:04 PM on Dec. 27, 2009

  • you probably went your whole pregnancy without taking xanax, right...?
    don't do it.. most drugs are transferred through breastmilk... i wouldn't want a zombie/addict baby....
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:35 PM on Dec. 27, 2009

  • I cannot fathom giving Xanax to baby via breastmilk. You have to be out of your mind.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:05 PM on Dec. 27, 2009

  • Xanax is safe for a nursing mother and child as long as it is taken AS DIRECTED, and preferably, only occasionally. Xanax is meant to be used only occasionally anyway, whether you are nursing or not. Obviously, if you notice any adverse reactions in your child, you should stop and discuss a different treatment.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 2:09 PM on Dec. 27, 2009

  • "No studies are done on drugs and breastfeeding because it's dangerous to do the study" This is incorrect and a fallacy. Studies --ARE-- done on breastfeeding and medications. Look at the national institute of health information I gave you and ignore people with opinions not based in fact.

    Xanax is -not- as safe as other medications out there. The APA actually holds the opinion that Xanax is neither safe or not safe, it just doesn't -seem- to be deliritious to the baby. Not seeming to be bad to the baby is not the same as it is safe, and since there ARE studies that say that it isn't even close to as safe to drugs they -give to newborns- .. then you should really question your use of Xanax and try a safer benzo.

    "don't do it.. most drugs are transferred through breastmilk... i wouldn't want a zombie/addict baby.... " lorazepam and oxazepam are not registered in breastmilk whereas xanax is. RESEARCH!!!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:25 PM on Dec. 27, 2009

  • "I cannot fathom giving Xanax to baby via breastmilk. You have to be out of your mind. " Although xanax does make its way into breastmilk at registerable and testable levels... some other shorter-acting and less volatile of benzo's do not seem to and have never shown any negative effect in testing. They actually give some of these drugs to newborns.

    How was this mother supposed to know that Xanax was inherently different?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:27 PM on Dec. 27, 2009

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