Safety of Monistat While Breastfeeding?

Updated on March 24, 2008
K.J. asks from McKinney, TX
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Hi all,
Just wondering if anyone has been able to locate any safety info about using Monistat for a yeast infection while breastfeeding. My daughter is 11 months old and close to weaning (BF 3x a day) but I am experiencing an unpleasant yeast situation and am not sure if I can use Monistat and OF COURSE it is Easter weekend and I can't get in to see the Dr. for 2 days!! Any info you have found or experience would be helpful...thanks!

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Q.C.

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I tried all of the medications for yeast infections and none of them worked for me. I kept a yeast infection all the time. When I started taking Shaklee Garlic tablets on a regular basis (which are good for a lot of different things), I got rid of the yeast infection and have not had a problem since.

Also, a really good probiotic is essential.

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P.B.

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I've been told that plain yogurt works just as great as monistat :-). You should try it :-)

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E.B.

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As Nancy said, Hale's "Medications and Mother's Milk" is *the* resource to finding out whether a drug is safe to take while breastfeeding. If your doctor doesn't have a copy of the book, you can look up most drug information at Dr. Hale's website: http://neonatal.ttuhsc.edu/lact/

You can also call La Leche League's hotline (1-877-452-5324) and they can either look up drugs in Hale's or put you in contact with someone who can.

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Q.C.

answers from Lubbock on

I tried all of the medications for yeast infections and none of them worked for me. I kept a yeast infection all the time. When I started taking Shaklee Garlic tablets on a regular basis (which are good for a lot of different things), I got rid of the yeast infection and have not had a problem since.

Also, a really good probiotic is essential.

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S.W.

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I used it while breastfeeding. My ob said it doesn't affect anything.

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E.K.

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I'm pretty sure that it's ok to use it. I believe it was with my first pregnancy and dr. prescribed RX. Call the pharmacy - they should be able to give you an answer immediately...don't know why you would have to see the doctor to get the answer.
Good luck!

E.R.

answers from Dallas on

Just by way of a suggestion, you might consider probiotics(acidophilus) from you local health food store(whole foods, market street, central market, etc). They will definitely help/get rid of yeast issues. They are also very safe for use while nursing.

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M.S.

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I talked to my doctor about it last year and they said it was safe.

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J.P.

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I second the probiotics, plus cut back on any sugar, white bread, or other unbeneficial carbs and increase raw, fresh food.

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E.H.

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I was able to use over the counter yeast meds while pregnant(don't remember which brand but one like you mentioned). My doctor had no concerns so I bet it's ok. Ask the pharmacist at your local Walgreens or CVS.

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J.E.

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my sister has used it while nursing. it is safe

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N.W.

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According to the Medications and Mother's Milk guide, Monistat should be safe to use while breastfeeding. Hope this helps!

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A.P.

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Try www.kellymom.com too :)

I always find myself going to that site to see if it's safe for me to take whatever it is I need to take. :)

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J.I.

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Yes, it is safe to use while bf'ing

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