March 24, 2008,
K.J. asks from McKinney, TX on March 22, 2008
Safety of Monistat While Breastfeeding?
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!
Q.C. answers from Lubbock on March 24, 2008
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.
J.I. answers from Dallas on March 24, 2008
Yes, it is safe to use while bf'ing
A.P. answers from Dallas on March 23, 2008
N.W. answers from Dallas on March 23, 2008
According to the Medications and Mother's Milk guide, Monistat should be safe to use while breastfeeding. Hope this helps!
J.E. answers from Dallas on March 23, 2008
my sister has used it while nursing. it is safe
E.H. answers from Dallas on March 24, 2008
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.
J.P. answers from Dallas on March 23, 2008
I second the probiotics, plus cut back on any sugar, white bread, or other unbeneficial carbs and increase raw, fresh food.
M.S. answers from Dallas on March 23, 2008
I talked to my doctor about it last year and they said it was safe.
E.R. answers from Dallas on March 23, 2008
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.