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Old Apr 23rd, 2010, 16:04 PM   1
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Labetalol when bf

the leaflet that comes with this medication advises against taking Labetalol whilst breast feeding,

has anyone else been prescribed this for high blood pressure whilst feeding?

the hosp knew i was feeding, now am wondering if i'm doing lo any harm by taking them but i know i can't just stop taking them and now its the weekend i don't know what to do about it. surely my midwife would have commented if i was doing any harm knowing i was feeding?

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Old Apr 24th, 2010, 03:00 AM   2
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Im currently taking this medication now for a little over 3 months. I was on 1600mg per day and now on 200mg per day. I was in hospital for the first 10 days of Chloe being born whilst taking these, and was expessing easily as she couldnt latch on properly. Hopefully in the next month or so I can stop taking these as my BP has fallen. Ive had no problem with BF at all.
Hope this helps and best of luck

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Old Apr 24th, 2010, 05:59 AM   3
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I was also on labetalol for the 2nd half of my pregnancy and expressed exclusively for Imi for the first 6 weeks while taking them with no problems. You find that lots of drugs state not to take during pregnancy and BF but this is to cover the people that make them and are fine as long as you consult your doctor first

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Old Apr 24th, 2010, 09:44 AM   4
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I am so glad you posted this, I am on labetalol at the moment, as my bp went sky high in labour. I did wonder whether it was safe..but I presume its ok to use, as they were giving it to me on the postnatal ward and they know I am breastfeeding..

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Old Apr 24th, 2010, 15:45 PM   5
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Hiya girls. I'm a pharmacy technician and was the departmental specialist for pregnancy and lactation. If you are interested I thought I would post you the summary of the safety of labetalol during lactation according to the database that the NHS use for drug enquiries etc. I can post more detail (a little more scientific and mentions some studies etc) if anyone is interested.

Summary of Use during Lactation:
Because of the low levels of labetalol in breastmilk, amounts ingested by the infant are small and would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in full-term breastfed infants. No special precautions are required in most infants. However, other agents may be preferred while nursing a preterm infant.

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Old Apr 24th, 2010, 15:56 PM   6
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i'm on it too, i was on 800mg a day while pregnant and expressing/breastfeeding, the doctor said it was fine.

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Old Apr 24th, 2010, 16:58 PM   7
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This is a brilliant website for info on drug interactions whilst breast feeding

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