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  1. #1
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    Default can i still bf

    i had to get a ct scan and had to get iodized iv they told me i could still brestfeed my lo should i or wait 24 hours and pump and dump

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    Default Re: can i still bf



    Do you know the name of the contrast that was put into your i.v. ? Some drugs are okay to nurse right after, while others require waiting "x" number of the drug's half lives before resuming nursing.

    Here is some basic info:
    http://www.kellymom.com/health/meds/radioisotopes.html
    http://www.kellymom.com/newman/09a-drugs_and_bf.html

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    Default Re: can i still bf

    I recently had a CT scan and had the same question. The Academy of Radiology and my IBCLC were in agreement (and I checked Dr. Hale's site too) that pumping and dumping was not necessary. The first person I spoke with at the hospital told me I couldn't nurse for 48 hours. Fortunately another nurse overheard my questions and went and printed out the guidelines. I think the name of the medication was Optipaque (looking to make sure; will post when I find it).

    Dr. Hale's site: http://neonatal.ama.ttuhsc.edu/cgi-b...s&access=guest

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    Default Re: can i still bf

    they did not tell me the name of the drug just that it was an iodine iv so they go see if i have a hemiatoma in my leg may be i should call and find out
    Last edited by hollymomof3; December 28th, 2007 at 07:18 PM.

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