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Can I take Ibuprofen while breast feeding?

I know Tylenol is safe, but I took it earlier for my headache and it didn't help.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 4:53 PM on Jul. 19, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Call and ask your OB or pediatrician. Better safe than sorry.
    AdrianaS

    Answer by AdrianaS at 4:55 PM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • I was told to. I had some medical problems after I had my daughter and they told me I could pretty much take as much Ib as I wanted, but if I wanted something stronger I would have to stop BFing. So I stuck it out with the Ib.
    FatGirl239

    Answer by FatGirl239 at 4:55 PM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • not sure, when I get awful headaches I drink tons of water & if that doesn't help I drink a cup of coffee
    Ashlynnsmommy07

    Answer by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 4:55 PM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • Yes, my doctor prescribed the 600 Mg to be while my baby was 100% Bfing. She said its safe.
    LucasMama08

    Answer by LucasMama08 at 4:57 PM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • Yes, you can.

    http://www.kellymom.com/health/meds/pain-meds.html

    It is listed as L1 which is safest.
    Christina807

    Answer by Christina807 at 5:58 PM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • Yes! totally safe while breastfeeding!
    maggiemom2000

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 6:54 PM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • Yes as they gave it to me in the hospital while I was BF my son.
    carmadsmom

    Answer by carmadsmom at 6:55 PM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • You can take nearly everything (including anti-depressants, anti-anxiety, antibiotics, etc.) while breastfeeding. It's very hard to find something you cant take infact.
    SpiritedTigress

    Answer by SpiritedTigress at 4:37 AM on Jul. 20, 2010

  • Ibuprofen is fine.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 5:04 PM on Jul. 20, 2010

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