August 03, 2010,
C.M. asks from Albuquerque, NM on August 02, 2010
D.W. answers from Indianapolis on August 02, 2010
It depends on the medication. Many antibiotics ARE safe and FDA approved for lactating mothers.
Be sure to mention your breastfeeding to the prescribing physician as well so they can make the best choice. I had to take naproxen while nursing my son and chose to pump and dump (using stockpiled frozen milk) while taking the medication which was necessary for an injury sustained in an accident.
Feel better soon!
A. answers from Albuquerque on August 03, 2010
I.G. answers from Seattle on August 02, 2010
Ask you doctor to precribe you an antibiotic that is safe to take during breastfeeding. It should be fine, but you doctor must know that you are still BFing to give you the right medicine.
J.P. answers from Boise on August 02, 2010
Yep! Just went through it with a newborn. Just make sure that you tell your doc before they prescribe anything.
M.K. answers from Phoenix on August 03, 2010
Yes, you absolutely will just make sure the doctor knows you're breastfeeding and they'll give you something appropriate. At 9 mos post partum you should see your OB for this one anyway.