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question for moms who formula fed from birth

Posted by on May. 29, 2013 at 10:25 PM
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My sister is due to have a precious little girl next month. due to back issues, she has a titanium plate in her back and she is unable to breastfeed because of the medication she needs to take for her pain. can anyone tell me if they still give a shot to dry up your breast milk or will she just have to wait until it dries up on its own?
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Randi02
by Platinum Member on May. 29, 2013 at 10:39 PM
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I have never formula fed, but they don't give you a shot if you formula feed.

She can't take safe pain medications? Is she on them while pregnant?
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larissalarie
by on May. 29, 2013 at 10:44 PM
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My SIL ff from birth, they don't give that shot anymore. I think it had the unfortunate side effect of death in too many women.

If she has any desire to bf, make certain she contacts the infant risk hotline about her medications. Many times a medication is actually safe, a lot of doctors & pharmacists just stick with the legal disclaimers and say to not bf.

Congrats and good luck either way!
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Lindsay4Ambit
by on May. 29, 2013 at 10:47 PM
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I didn't get a shot. DS is 18 months. I just wore the pads until it dried up on its own. 

mymanben
by Member on May. 29, 2013 at 10:50 PM
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I didn't get a shot. Just had to wait it out.
triggersmom27
by on May. 29, 2013 at 10:50 PM
Shes on a lower dose now and it doesnt help much. she is constantly in pain.
Baby_Avas_Momma
by on May. 29, 2013 at 10:51 PM
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This!

Quoting larissalarie:

My SIL ff from birth, they don't give that shot anymore. I think it had the unfortunate side effect of death in too many women.

If she has any desire to bf, make certain she contacts the infant risk hotline about her medications. Many times a medication is actually safe, a lot of doctors & pharmacists just stick with the legal disclaimers and say to not bf.

Congrats and good luck either way!
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Thelmama
by on May. 29, 2013 at 10:52 PM
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No, they don't. I breast fed some for all 3 but I was told this by the ob/gyn before I even had the baby.  Cold cabbage leaves put in the bra help immensely.  

jackiewal10
by Silver Member on May. 29, 2013 at 10:53 PM
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If she can take that medication AT ALL during pregnancy, then it's safe to nurse on it.  

Quoting triggersmom27:

Shes on a lower dose now and it doesnt help much. she is constantly in pain.


armyvet06
by on May. 29, 2013 at 10:55 PM
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I ff my dd when she was younger. I never got a shot and had to wait it out until I dried up.
wyntermommy09
by on May. 29, 2013 at 11:17 PM
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They didn't give me a shot either and I ff
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