Hi, they give you diclofenac in the hosp after the section regardless of whether ur bf or ff so mist b safe. Not sure about co-codamol but the only other thing they would give bf women in the hosp I was in was plain old paracetamol. Do co-codamol have codeine in? I don't think I'd take it myself x
I was prescribed cocodamol a while back but it came with a warning that it could make baby drowsy so I didn't take it. After my section I just stuck to paracetamol and diclofenic, the hospital gave me those so I assumed it was safe!
I was given tylenol #3 (paracetomal with codeine) and ibuprofen (similar to diclofenac) and I took them both regularly the first week post. Then a couple times a day after that. LO did just fine! Unfortunately alot of warnings for medicines are the same. If even one person complains of ANY symptom during the trial they have to add it to the warning. So if one baby is drowsy, or spits up or goes jaundice; they have to put it down as a side effect because there is no way of telling if it is related or not.
I wouldnt worry too much, I am sure your doctor uses the same meds on every c-section he does and hasnt had any complications. They have licenses and reputations to protect, so they wont knowingly do anything to harm you or LO!
co-codamol is fine; there is a condition where it is converted by the body into morphine by people from certain ethnic backgrounds-but this is extremely rare in the west. The main issue with co-codamol is it freezes your bowels, which causes constipation which isn't something you want to handle when you're sore and uncomfortable as it is. It can also cause constipation in babies through your milk xx
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