Breastfeeding vs. Formula Feeding
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January 2nd, 2012, 06:15 PM
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Many mothers assume, incorrectly, that they can't take certain meds while nursing. They can. Most meds are safe, and those that aren't generally have a safe alternative. I have to take narcotics, I have been breastfeeding pretty much non-stop for 5.5 years. Many people think narcotics are not breastfeeding compatible, but they are.
Very true. I know I was really worried at first because of the meds I take for my Acid Reflux, turns out they are safe. The only time I had an issue was when I needed a bone scan and they had to inject that radio active die, I couldn't BF for 3 days after that. I would have preferred to wait, but I didn't really have much choice. I hated pumping all that milk just to dump it
Thankfully I had enough frozen BM I didn't need to give her formula. She was about 3 months at the time. I was lucky that she was able to go back to BFing easily after.