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    Question Taking Medication While BFing

    Hi - I'm new to the forum. I have a three day old baby girl Before and during my pregnancy I was on medication and once I delivered the doctor signed off on passing me my meds at the hospital. however, when I took the baby into the doctor's today for a follow-up visit I asked about continuing my meds and the doctor wasn't sure (I go to a family doctor rather than a pediatrician). So I'm wondering if there is a place that I can go to find out what my specific medication's specifications are. Is there an online resource or do I have to contact someone directly?

    Thank you!

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    Default Re: Taking Medication While BFing

    and welcome - and of course, congratulations on your new precious baby!

    So you'd like to make sure the medication you are interested in taking again is safe while nursing. There is a reference often used. A book by Dr Thomas Hale. Medications and Mothers Milk

    Another, non-LLL site that is helpful is Kellymom.com

    Did your doctor give cause to why he thought it better to abstain? Simply because he wasn't sure of it's safety?
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    Default Re: Taking Medication While BFing

    You also might get additional support in the Chronic Conditions- mother, section. Juct scroll down the different gruops.

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    Default Re: Taking Medication While BFing

    Hi there
    I have a copy of Dr Hale's book and would be happy to look your medication up for you.
    Jen
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    Default Re: Taking Medication While BFing

    Thank you all for your help.

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