Some painkillers like oxycodone should be avoided by breast-feeding moms, says new like antidepressants or prescription painkillers, while breast-feeding. Studies have shown drug, alcohol andtobacco use may harm a.
The Academy's new guidance on medications during breast-feeding was published Aug. 26 in its journal, Pediatrics.
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Other narcotics including oxycodone (Oxycontin), pentazocine, propoxyphene, and meperidine should be avoided by lactating moms, according to the academy, for reasons including a risk high levels could be excreted in breast milk, potentially leading to problems including breathing difficulties in infants.
Hale called for better safety labels, and added that doctors can make educated guesses about whether drugs will pass through breast milk, based on the pharmaceutical's molecule size and chemical properties.
The authors also note that some women may be taking medications to help them stave off substance abuse during pregnancy, like methadone for narcotic abuse or pills for smoking cessation.
Wondering which medicines you can take while nursing and which ones are complete Oxycodone: Breastfeeding mothers should only take this painkiller if it's.
They can help with dosage and ways to keep baby safe while taking a medication. to 5 p.m. Luckily, Hale and his team at the InfantRisk Center are available to answer specific questions from breastfeeding moms Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. CST. You can contact them at (806).
The biggest reasons a woman should avoid taking a certain medication while breastfeeding are:
It could harm your milk supply.
Fortunay, taking painkillers while breastfeeding can be done safely, although OxyContin (morphine) or Percocet (oxycodone and acetaminophen), Demerol.
Oxycodone has the potential to be addictive, so use of this drug is strictly limited. Side Effects of Birth Control Pills While Breastfeeding.
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Women recovering from a cesarean birth often require pain medication. When the patient is also a breast-feeding mother, medication should be kept to a minimum to avoid causing side effects in the nursing newborn. According to breast feeding resource Kellymom.com, even though many pain medications are compatible with breast feeding, they can still cause drowsiness in the newborn. An overly sleepy newborn may challenge the establishment of a successful breast-feeding relationship.
I've been taking 5 mg oxycodone since Wednesday for the pain of the c-section. Can I still breastfeed It's safe to take while breastfeeding :). Add Friend Ignore.
Safe! Dd was 4lb 13oz when she came home from the hospital! 14 months later and were still going strong:).
Yes! It's safe to take while breastfeeding :).
Its better to take that than have pain affecting your life!
You're not serious are you?
Because I had my uterus cut open, a baby ripped out, and then 17 staples put into my abdomen. -__- It's pretty painful if you ask me.
They gave me oxycodone in the hospital after my baby was born and said I could breastfeed after taking it.
I really don't understand why they would give you that.
It is still safe to breast feed! I did from the start with my son and he was born via csection.