In the hospital I was prescribed with 3 advil every 6 hours. (I tore really badly) I was also given something stronger, but cant remember what...I didn't take it because it made me tired and I was already tired enough and just stuck with the advil.
Most pain meds are fine in the amounts prescribed. It is when you start taking more than that that it is a problem.
Here's some info for you from http://kellymom.com/bf/can-i-breastfeed/meds/pain-meds/
AUGUST 1, 2011. Posted in: MEDICATIONS & VACCINES
The information summarized below is only a general overview of selected pain medications. For detailed information on the specific drugs or for information on drugs not listed here, please review the references listed below with your health care provider.
* Per the AAP Policy Statement The Transfer of Drugs and Other Chemicals Into Human Milk, revised September 2001.
** Per Medications’ and Mothers’ Milk by Thomas Hale, PhD (2004 edition).
Table 6: Maternal Medication Usually Compatible With Breast-Feeding, from the AAP Policy Statement The Transfer of Drugs and Other Chemicals Into Human Milk, revised September 2001.
Hale, Thomas. Medications and Mothers’ Milk, 11th Edition. Pharmasoft Medical Publishing, 2004. Dr. Hale’s website is located at http://neonatal.ttuhsc.edu/lact/index.html.
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