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Old Oct 30th, 2009, 12:48 PM   1
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breast feeding abd taking Metronidazole??


I've been given two more sets of antibotics (listed above and Cefalexin).....but the doctor said it was fine but the phamacy said i shouldnt be breast feeding on them???

so annoyed i've had nothing but problems since i had my c section



 
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Old Oct 30th, 2009, 13:36 PM   2
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I got given both og these when I was in hospital after having my c-section and I was breastfeeding, then got prescibed metronidazole again after a few weeks cos of an infection and again, the doctor knew I was breastfeeding.



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Old Oct 30th, 2009, 13:57 PM   3
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My son was given cefalexin for his water infection when he was just 3 months so i imagine that is fine with Bf but not sure about the other one i'm afraid. I have a BF medication book but its out on loan to someone

I will text her and see if she can look it up for you xx



 
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Old Oct 30th, 2009, 14:00 PM   4
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Both are listed as safe to take while breastfeeding in this Breastfeeding Network Leaflet:
http://www.breastfeedingnetwork.org....March_2009.pdf

There is a bit more about Metronidazole, it says that it used to be thought it made the milk taste bad, but no one was ever able to find the research this was based on, and isn't now thought to be a problem.

Personally, I'd take them and continue to breastfeeding. I hope you are feeling better soon.



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Old Oct 30th, 2009, 14:14 PM   5
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Thanks so much ladies you've been a great help. So glad I have you guys as support x



 
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Old Oct 30th, 2009, 15:24 PM   6
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I contacted my LLL leader and she checked for me, they are both absolutely fine to take whilst BF thought i'd post just incase you wanted a little extra reassurance



 
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Old Oct 30th, 2009, 22:39 PM   7
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Oh this is a good thread, I was perscribed this but haven't taken it as no one seemed sure if it was ok to take!



 
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Old Oct 31st, 2009, 11:03 AM   8
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Thanks so much you guys for all your replies. Dunno what I'd do without you guys x



 
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Old Oct 31st, 2009, 14:48 PM   9
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I was prescribed that and another at same time doc did say that one may make the milk taste a little funny but had major infection after c section and they didn't see problem with it. baby was fine on them too. Although we both had bad tummys cos of being on such large doses of antibiotics apparently that would have happened no matter which we took.



 
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Old Oct 31st, 2009, 14:55 PM   10
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Yup I was on both when I got a nasty womb infection after the birth. They were pumping it into me by the bloody gallon in hospital and I had to take so many tablets everyday. It only made his poo green that I noticed.



 
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