opinions on breastfeeding and mom taking tylenol 3?

Kristina - posted on 12/05/2011 ( 12 moms have responded )

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ok so recently i have hurt my back and the doctor put me on tylenol with codine she said it is in the the milk. so what i am wondering what i should do only take it when baby goes down for his long sleep at night or take it during the day pump and dump and give him formula during his day feedings? he is almost 7 months old.he gets about 4-5 day feedings and night anywhere from 2-4 if there is any other suggestions she is leaving it up to me if i want to take the pills or not and how i want to do it if i take them.

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Amy - posted on 12/05/2011

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I was in a car accident when my daughter was about a month old. I practically had to beg the hospital to give me something for the pain because they knew I was breastfeeding, they also informed me that I shouldn't breastfeed for 24 hours because I had x-rays. Well when we followed up with my daughters pediatrician the next day since she was in the car he said that was ridiculous and that I could take the pain meds as needed even though I was breastfeeding and told me to call my regular doctor to get the muscle relaxers that the hospital wouldn't give me. Like Celeste said doctors aren't necessarily all that knowledgable and are really about covering their own butts because they don't want a lawsuit.

Celeste - posted on 12/05/2011

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What if you called the infantrisk help line in the morning, and maybe let him talk to them? Maybe talking to professionals would put his mind at ease?

Celeste - posted on 12/05/2011

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Here's what I found about Tylenol w/ codeine.

5. Codeine (in Tylenol #3 and #4) is AAP approved for nursing mothers but, per Hale, is probably not a good choice for mothers of premature or weakened infants. Hale suggests weakened or premature infants be observed for sedation and apnea



Since your baby is 7 months, it's fine to take.



ETA:

http://www.kellymom.com/health/meds/migr...

Celeste - posted on 12/05/2011

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Doctor and pharmacists aren't really knowledgeable about what's safe with breastfeeding.

Dr. Hale at Infantrisk is THE expert when it comes to breastfeeding and meds. I can't tell you how many times a doctor has mistakenly told a mom she can't nurse on a med when indeed, she could.

Another place you can look is Lactmed.

Your output is fine. Average output is 1/2 to 2 oz *total*.

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Kristina - posted on 12/05/2011

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Well my directions are to take 1 at night as needed. Motrin doesn't touch my back pain I have disk degeneration and sublixsation all in my lower spine. But on sat I almost got into a car accident and got jerked around pretty good. I took 1 pill tonight right after my son nursed he will sleep for about 4 hour or so. I figured this was my best time to take it

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I can't take that stuff (I'm way too sensitive to meds), but that is the first pain pill they gave me in the hospital after my twin c-section... and yes, I was breastfeeding... doctors and nurses knew that. If it were me (well, I'd have to be on something ELSE, but...) I'd only take one if I absolutely had to and not worry about it. Does ibuprofen touch the pain? 600 mg of that is what I take when I can't handle the pain of my headache anymore.

Kristina - posted on 12/05/2011

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i went to call that number but it was after 5 is there a 24 hour # that can be called?

Kristina - posted on 12/05/2011

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well my pharmacist and ped doc say no breastfeeding at all. :( but what do i do i cant pump im lucky if i get 1/2oz. :(

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