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  1. #1
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    Default Root Canal!!

    My LO is 16 mos old. We still nurse on demand, mainly nap time and bed time then through the night. I know I am a human soothy but I would really like her to self wean. Unfortunately I need to have a root canal. Praise God I am not in allot of pain so I can take a little time to wean, but I need to wean her in about a week so that I can have the surgery. (I have not scheduled the appt yet but doc says pain will come back at any time) Does anyone have any ideas for me? I would like for weaning to be her idea, I cant stand the thought of not comforting her and just going cold turkey!

    All comments appreciated!

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    Default Re: Root Canal!!

    Why do they say you need to wean? I just had a root canal done, and never needed to even pump and dump. You can call infant risk to find out about the safety of the drugs they are going to use.

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    Default Re: Root Canal!!

    The drugs they give are harmless and have a short half-life in breastmilk. Just avoid morphine and Valium is it? Kellymom.com has info on oral surgeries and whats safe or not. Even iv sedation is relatively safe, which us what I'm getting next week. Tho mine is the opposite, I'm getting extractions.
    Luna Justine: born January 20 th 6 am on the dot
    I did it! Now without the nipple shield 100% of the time Since 2/12

    We are now self-latching! .

    ing about . expecting to start in 2 weeks.

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    Default Re: Root Canal!!

    I had one started before I got pg and finished when I was BF. Not sure why you have to wean?
    Proud mom of 2:
    DD 5/2008 nursed for 3 years and 3 months.
    DS born 8/2011 nursing like a champ

    Sorry for the short responses...always, always, always NAK or holding a baby

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    Default Re: Root Canal!!

    What in the world are going to be getting? I had one last year when my son was 5 mos; it was basically the same as getting a filling. I declined the nitrous and just listened to an audiobook. No pain killers needed. Good luck!
    Little SW, Aug '09
    Miss MW, Jan '11
    Sir RW, Oct '12
    3 kids in 38 mos

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    Default Re: Root Canal!!

    I just had one the other day. You don't need to wean.

    Call infantrisk.org

    Christine
    Baby Girl Born 2/17/10 to her two mommies
    BF from day one. I looked up one day and realized I'm nursing a toddler!

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    Default Re: Root Canal!!

    I had a root canal while pregnant AND breastfeeding. No mention of needing to wean.
    Susan
    Mama to my all-natural boys: Ian, 9-4-04, 11.5 lbs; Colton, 11-7-06, 9 lbs, in the water; Logan, 12-8-08, 9 lbs; Gavin, 1-18-11, 9 lbs; and an angel 1-15-06
    18+ months and for Gavin, born with an incomplete cleft lip and incomplete posterior cleft palate
    Sealed for time and eternity, 7-7-93
    Always babywearing, cosleeping and cloth diapering. Living with oppositional defiant disorder and ADHD. Ask me about cloth diapering and sewing your own diapers!

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