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    Given ur circumstances, no I wouldn't. It's time consuming, and bub would be getting no benefit. I think that time's better spent elsewhere.

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    No way. I express bottlefed one of my kids. Way too much work when you have a newborn.

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    I don't think I could emotionally do it.
    I exclusively bf dd and gave her pu ebm when I returned to work. Expressing was the hardest thing and I cried on the few occasions i dropped it and spilt or it went to waste. So I don't think I could express than dispose of it. It'd be upsetting to me to do this.

    I agree with Thermy - not prying but I'd look it to alternative meds you may be able to have instead or look into donated ebm. Not to sound stupid or anything but is possible that it'll fade out of the express milk when frozen? I had a pet scan when dd was 8 weeks I couldn't be in contact until a 6 hours later. I expressed when I got home and was told I could give that milk to dd later as the isotopes in the nuclear dye they use during scan fades out of the milk..,

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    Thanks for your replies, unfortunately I can't change my medication, it's taken years for my colitis to be stabilized on this particular one, and I breastfed my DS and it made him very sick, so have been advised not to breastfeed this time at all. Which is very disappointing as it was a great experience, but I am also happy with formula as an alternative. I hadn't considered donated breastmilk, how do they ensure that the breastmilk is stored hygienically and that it doesn't have any type of contaminants (like medications, disease or alcohol for example), the reason I ask, Is if there is some type of filtering for example, then maybe I could do that with my own breast milk??? Maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by swizzlestick View Post
    Thanks for your replies, unfortunately I can't change my medication, it's taken years for my colitis to be stabilized on this particular one, and I breastfed my DS and it made him very sick, so have been advised not to breastfeed this time at all. Which is very disappointing as it was a great experience, but I am also happy with formula as an alternative. I hadn't considered donated breastmilk, how do they ensure that the breastmilk is stored hygienically and that it doesn't have any type of contaminants (like medications, disease or alcohol for example), the reason I ask, Is if there is some type of filtering for example, then maybe I could do that with my own breast milk??? Maybe?
    Most people who use donated ebm ask for screening tests to be done I'm sorry I don't know much about filtering BM, maybe you could speak to the person who is helping you manage your illness?

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    Give Rodney Whyte (Monash Drug Info Centre) a call and get accurate up to date information on your specific meds and your ability to breastfeed while taking them.

    Too often women are wrongly told that they can not breastfeed due to meds or tests.

    Rodney is a lovely man, and i have found his service invaluable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubbles10 View Post
    Give Rodney Whyte (Monash Drug Info Centre) a call and get accurate up to date information on your specific meds and your ability to breastfeed while taking them.

    Too often women are wrongly told that they can not breastfeed due to meds or tests.

    Rodney is a lovely man, and i have found his service invaluable.

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    Thanks, I will try calling him through the week to see what he says, but unfortunately I have seen first hand the affects on my DS that breastfeeding while on medication had, so I'm not holding out any hope of that being an option.

    I've accepted that bottle feeding is the only real option, I'm definitely disappointed (which is suprising me to be honest) and that is probably why i even entertained the idea of expressing thinking, what if something miraculous occurs and I can come off my medication, which won't happen but I'm always living in hope... Aaaagggh, I thought the toughest decision would be what double pram to buy

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    Some of the decisions we have to make are harder than others, eh? :hug: Can you talk to a lactation consultant about the benefits to you of expressing? If you can't use the milk, you wouldn't have to worry so much about cleaning pump equipment and properly storing milk- and these are often the painful parts of expressing. If you find it doesn't work for you, you could always stop.


    I will just add this link too, cos it might come in handy for others who read this thread: http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?LACT

    The link is to a database of published research on medications and their effects on breastfeeding.

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    I didn't express, but I did dry off naturally (FF from birth).

    My uterus contracted properly and u definitely had pains, without expressing.

    Maybe dry off naturally?

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    If you're pumping and dumping then there's no need to steralise equipment. Personally I would just make the decision after bubs is born. Your baby might be a very easy baby which will give you the time to express. Alternatively your baby might be more demanding (I'm looking at YOU DD) and not give you the time to express.

    After pains can be pretty awful but as you say there are benefits of lactating (uterus returns to size, decrease risk of various cancers etc).


 

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