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Posted by on Mar. 17, 2013 at 12:22 AM
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My son (6 year) has step throat. I think I may have it. I am going to Urgent care in the morning. This is the first time I have ever been sick and nursing. She is my third and is 13 months. My question is can I have medicen and nurse? She still will not take a cup. I don't even have a pump. I just don't want her to stop nursing as she nor I are ready to give it up. Thanks

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beachlove512
by Member on Mar. 17, 2013 at 12:53 AM
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I've learned that there are very few medications which would warrant stopping of breastfeeding. I'd say the best thing you can do is nurse. By nursing, you will help protect your baby from developing strep throat. Most likely you will be given antibiotics, which are generally considered to be safe. I've taken antibiotics while nursing and it was fine. DS did get a rash on his bottom so you might consider giving baby a probiotic while you're on antibiotics. You can find a list of AAP approved meds here:

http://kellymom.com/bf/can-i-breastfeed/meds/aap-approved-meds/

connorsmama06
by Member on Mar. 17, 2013 at 10:28 AM

Thank you 

maggiemom2000
by Ruby Member on Mar. 17, 2013 at 10:57 AM

Yes, there are plenty of antibiotics they can give you for strep that are compatible with nursing!

Marti123
by Bronze Member on Mar. 17, 2013 at 11:05 AM
Strep treatment is penicillin, that is fine while breast feeding.
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connorsmama06
by Member on Mar. 17, 2013 at 2:22 PM


I am allergic to it. 

Quoting Marti123:

Strep treatment is penicillin, that is fine while breast feeding.



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