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Is prilosec safe to take while breastfeeding?

My OB/Gyn said it was fine, but the pediatrician said to pump and dump for the 2 weeks I'm on it. I supplemented with formula (similac sensitive) yesterday and my son got an upset stomach. Any advice?

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MissyKrissy928

Asked by MissyKrissy928 at 10:12 AM on Mar. 19, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I would call your doctor again, but I have severe heartburn issues and took it while I breastfed! I think that is why my son never spit up, lol,,,I looked on line (5 years) ago and there was no warning about this at all! I would say yes, but call one more time to be sure!
    kimigogo

    Answer by kimigogo at 10:15 AM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • Dr. Hale and the National Institute of Health say Prilosec is perfectly safe. http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/search/f?./temp/~E9IgEz:1 You could take other drugs too. http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/search/f?./temp/~E9IgEz:1 Cimetidine, Famotidine, Nizatidine, Pantoprazole, Ranitidine, Sucralfate are all safe

    Are you sure you're not having a hernia problem after your birth or is this something old? I had a hernia and it led to me having horrid heartburn for an entire YEAR. It finally has gone away after a YEAR but it stuck around. I took OTC Famotidine (acid controller) every other day and it worked AWESOME and is totally safe for breast feeding..

    Never just trust doctors on what the safety of a medication for breast feeding is. They use their PDR and the PDR is outdated because drug companies mislead. They need to ask Dr. Hale http://neonatal.ttuhsc.edu/lact/ or look at LACTmed
    JamesAndMe

    Answer by JamesAndMe at 10:59 AM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • I breastfeed and take prilosec. It is safe.
    Marix3

    Answer by Marix3 at 12:17 PM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • You can take prilosec. Sadly most doctors know nothing about meds and mother's milk.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 2:53 PM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • Prilosec, and all other medications in that family, such as Nexium, Prevacid, and Aciphex are perfectly safe. May I ask why you are only taking this for two weeks? It's generally a long term medication.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 4:04 PM on Mar. 19, 2010

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