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    Default Help, Dr wants me to stop breastfeeding 7month old

    HELP, my doctor strongly recommends that I stop Breastfeeding Since I need to take an anti-thyroid medicine, Methamizole 10mg a day.
    My pediatrician said the opposite and go ahead with BF'ing. I'm so confused. I do not want to hurt my baby at all, but I don't want to stop if there is no harm in it.... There have been studies showing it is safe....I need to know if anyone has continued, or discontinued for that matter, while take this drug. I have hyperthyroid due to postpartum thyroiditis, or just possible hyperthyroid, no graves disease.

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    Default Re: Help, Dr wants me to stop breastfeeding 7month old

    I would go along with your pediatrician. According to kellymom.com, the medication you are referring to is approved by the AAP and is rated L3 which is moderately safe to take while breastfeeding. Was this your family doctor or ob/gyn that said to stop breastfeeding?
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    Default Re: Help, Dr wants me to stop breastfeeding 7month old

    I found this webpage about methimazole:

    http://thyroid.about.com/b/2004/04/0...ng-mothers.htm

    I think also there is a website called infant risk that can help you figure this out?
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    Default Re: Help, Dr wants me to stop breastfeeding 7month old

    Yeah I fouls on google that they've done research and the drug is perfectly safe while bfing.
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    Default Re: Help, Dr wants me to stop breastfeeding 7month old

    I don't have any direct experience, but Dr. Hale, the leading expert in medications and breastfeeding labels it as a L3 drug. Here is the link, you'll have to scroll down to get to your meds for his full report.

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    Default Re: Help, Dr wants me to stop breastfeeding 7month old

    I will keep bf'ing for now. Only my doctor is very much against it, it feels wierd to not listen to your doctor, but I don't want to stop only unless it is absolutely goingto effect her.

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    Default Re: Help, Dr wants me to stop breastfeeding 7month old

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*manababy View Post
    I will keep bf'ing for now. Only my doctor is very much against it, it feels wierd to not listen to your doctor, but I don't want to stop only unless it is absolutely goingto effect her.
    I know the feeling of questioning doctors but they're human too, they don't know everything. Trust your instincts.
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    Default Re: Help, Dr wants me to stop breastfeeding 7month old

    call www.infantrisk.org asap. They can help you out!

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    Default Re: Help, Dr wants me to stop breastfeeding 7month old

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*manababy View Post
    I will keep bf'ing for now. Only my doctor is very much against it, it feels wierd to not listen to your doctor, but I don't want to stop only unless it is absolutely goingto effect her.
    I have found with my own experience and those of my friends that sometimes doctors don't really know so just say to stop nursing my default, or to pump and dump or whatever. Much of the time that is poor advice and they just haven't done the research. I would go with the ped on this one.
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    Default Re: Help, Dr wants me to stop breastfeeding 7month old

    Dr probably feels like its easier to tell you to wean than him risk that he might give you meds that might affect the baby. Telling you to wean poses no risk to him.
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