So I have been going to my dentist to do a root canal, today they were supposed to finish but said they have to refer me to a specialist in order to get it complete. I have been in excruciating pain, I mean pain like I've never felt before for the past weeks on and off last night being the worst. Long story short, my dentist prescribed vicodin to manage the pain. I called my dr. to ask her if it was safe during breastfeeding and she said it was ok, it was level 3. Has anyone been on vicodin or other pain killers while breastfeeding? i have some milk pumped but she won't take the bottle from me. I feel bad about taking the meds, but I can't bare anymore pain.