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is it safe?

general question. If it was safe to take while pregnant then is it safe while nursing?

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Asked by Nienna7477 at 8:57 PM on Oct. 2, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • not always.... you still have to check. some things are not allowed during pregnancy, but are when nursing, and some things pass into the breastmilk readily, so it's always best to check with the dr.

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 9:04 PM on Oct. 2, 2010

  • Yes.

    Answer by QueenMomma2023 at 9:05 PM on Oct. 2, 2010

  • well that didnt help!! LOL

    Comment by Nienna7477 (original poster) at 9:10 PM on Oct. 2, 2010

  • will it different for everything but the meds i take where ok to take while i was pregnant but i cant nurse b/c of the meds

    Answer by Paigesmommy78 at 9:22 PM on Oct. 2, 2010

  • There are two places you can go to get information on what is safe while breastfeeding. Kelly Mom - and Lactmed -

    Some things may not be safe that were previously safe only because they can cause your milk to dry up. Which when you're pregnant isn't really a big deal, but when breastfeeding, obviously is a very big deal.

    Answer by Christina807 at 9:26 PM on Oct. 2, 2010

  • I agree that if you're unsure, you should ask an IBCLC, LLL leader, check LactMed, check with Dr Hale or get his book. Most meds are safe while nursing, but it's always good to know where to look.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 10:01 PM on Oct. 2, 2010

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