Medication While Breast Feeding

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Dr. Reeja Tharu
Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team  on Feb 05, 2020
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Medication while Breast Feeding

Usually, the medicines consumed by a breast-feeding mother do not cause any problem to her baby. Likewise, if a breastfed baby is given any vaccine or medicines, it will not interfere with feeding. Vaccines such as OPV or BCG will not cause any side effects to breast fed babies.

Even mothers who breast-feed their babies can take medicines for diseases such as epilepsy, diabetes, or high blood pressure. Taking the drug after feeding will always reduce baby's exposure to the medicines taken by her mother.

However, there are a few medicines, which have to be totally avoided by a breast-feeding mother. The medicines for Parkinson's disease with Bromocriptine component can reduce the milk production in the mother, drugs used for chemotherapy in cancer which destroy the cells in mother's body can harm the feeding baby, medicines with Ergotamine, used to treat a breast feeding mother for her migraine headaches may cause vomiting, loose motions or fits in babies. Other medicines with severe side effects are Lithium containing medicines given for manic-depressive illness.

If you are on any medication take it after breast-feeding the baby.

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A mother, after giving birth to premature twins, never breast fed babies for one month. Now milk is dried from the breast. why this happens and what is the solution to it.

Afsana007

should Pizotifen, Rabeprazole, Montelukast, Fexofenadine, Domperidone effects by baby as i feed by breast to my baby. please tell me.

sobia_akhtar

We have a girl baby of 20 days. she used to have mothers milk every half an hour. whether mothers milk is not sufficient for her. sometimes we used to give her powder milk as advised by doctors and she has a nice sleep. please advice us and need a good diet for her mother.

made007madhu

what are the food increase the milk?

i have 1 and 1/2 months beby girl and now i m suffering from loose motion kindly guide me which antibiotics can i take or can i take loperamide ? please guide me ASAP

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