wisdom teeth and breast feeding HELP!

Casey - posted on 12/28/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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ok so i have been putting off getting my wisdom teeth out since i had my son. the denist noticed them and said i would need them out in octobor if not before and i had my son in feb. i told them i was waiting till i was through breastfeeding to get them out due to the pain meds and bfeeding. they suggested to do it without meds. i dont like pain so i opted to wait, i havent had pain until now. my bottom side is pushing through and hitting the bone and all swollen and i cant even swallow! so i am so confused, my son loves breastfeeding we co sleep and he eats through the night still. i couldnt imagine giving him formula im so against it but what should i do he will be one one feb 5th...hes not allergic to milk or anything that i know of. and i cant pump breastmilk for one he wont take a bottle only a cup and i dont make milk how i used to so if i were to pump tom morniing for instance it would take his morning feeding and he would be left hungry either here or there!?? idk what to do

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Minnie - posted on 12/29/2009

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I had all four wisdom teeth taken out when my daughter was four months old, with general anesthesia. It's a half- hour operation, typically. My husband came along, I nursed her in the waiting room until they called me in, they did the job, and then my husband brought her to me in the recovery room. I nursed her while lying down in the bed, still dizzy, lol.



Pumping is truly unecessary. The drugs they use for general anesthesia have a very short half life- by the time you are awake they are effectively out of your system, and hardly any actually makes it to your milk.



There are plenty of pain medications that are safe to use while breastfeeding if you need them after the operation. I was fine with just using ibuprofin, and once the swelling went down after a few hours I didn't need much at all.



Just go get them taken out. It is absolutely compatible with breastfeeding.

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Esther - posted on 12/30/2009

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feed him and then pump. the more you feed and pump the more you make! if ou decide to have annestia and be put to sleep while you have your teeth out. you only need to pump and dump for 24hrs. if you only take advil or tylenol for pain you can remain to breastfeed.

Casey - posted on 12/28/2009

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Quoting Amber:

Percocets are safe to take while breastfeeding.. that is what I had after both c-sections. Wisdom teeth suck, if they are causing so many problems get them out!



yeah they just started to cause me pain, im getting them out asap

Amber - posted on 12/28/2009

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Percocets are safe to take while breastfeeding.. that is what I had after both c-sections. Wisdom teeth suck, if they are causing so many problems get them out!

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