I just had my son one month ago and had to get a root canal done today. The dentist told me that I can not breastfeed while taking the pain killers and antibiotic that he perscribed. My newborn is taking the bottle and seems to like similac over infamil but the problem is me. My breasts hurt and are constantly dripping milk. How can I dry it up fast. Its only been one day and I am so tempted to let him nurse just to relieve the buildup but I definately don't want to harm the baby.
Asked by Anonymous at 12:49 AM on Nov. 27, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)
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Answer by musicpisces at 12:57 AM on Nov. 27, 2010
You can look up the medications here. http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/
Answer by aehanrahan at 12:59 AM on Nov. 27, 2010
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Answer by rkoloms at 6:22 AM on Nov. 27, 2010
You can take antibiotics and pain meds while breastfeeding. Think about it, mothers that have C-sections do it all the time. Call La Leche League and they will confirm. There is no reason to pump and dump. I've been in the hospital on IV antibiotics and IV pain meds and breastfed. The meds you listed are not contraindicated for breastfeeding according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. The hazards of formula are so well documented, you don't want to wean just because you need to take meds when you don't need to. The moms that need to wean are moms that have to go on chemotherapy because no other cancer treatment will work.
Answer by Gailll at 10:49 AM on Nov. 27, 2010