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    Quote Originally Posted by hollychops View Post
    Call Rodney White at the Monash MC Drug Info Ctr. He is a popular pharmacist specialising in BFing. I've spoken to him and he is very helpful and such a lovely guy. Haven't got his number but you can google him.
    His number is here http://www.bubhub.com.au/community/f...eding-friendly please call him he is the best person to speak to about medication and breastfeeding I have used him so many times

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    Thanks girls I only asked on here because I can't see my neurologist until after bubs is born, even the ob/doctors at hospital know nothing about my medications? And referred me back to my private specialist to manage throughout my pregnancy! Ugh! So not helpful lol. I will ask about breast feeding at my next app

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    I would advise asking Rodney over a doctor. Most doctors recieve no specialist training in lactation and will have no clue. The factors that matter in terms of drugs in breastmilk are complex and depend on molecular weight, (heavier ones like neurofen can't pass in but lighter ones like alcohol do), acidity, (breastmilk is relatively acidic and will leach in alkaloids), dose, halflife, metabolism and if it is bound to lipids or free in the plasma. Epilepsy medications by their nature cross the blood brain barrier, which is rather similar to the barriers between blood and milk, and so it is a particularly tricky one. But there will be ways of minimising any risk so it is definitely one to get expert advice on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPC View Post
    I would advise asking Rodney over a doctor. Most doctors recieve no specialist training in lactation and will have no clue. The factors that matter in terms of drugs in breastmilk are complex and depend on molecular weight, (heavier ones like neurofen can't pass in but lighter ones like alcohol do), acidity, (breastmilk is relatively acidic and will leach in alkaloids), dose, halflife, metabolism and if it is bound to lipids or free in the plasma. Epilepsy medications by their nature cross the blood brain barrier, which is rather similar to the barriers between blood and milk, and so it is a particularly tricky one. But there will be ways of minimising any risk so it is definitely one to get expert advice on.
    Thank you SPC! I will definitely give him a buzz!

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    The Mothersafe phone line may also be able to provide advice

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    Default Medications through breast milk

    What state are you in? In SA, there is a helpline that you can call linked to one of the hospitals that provides advice to mothers in such situations

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    Poisons hotline are usually very good. I rang then re: the morning after pill while BF once (tmi because I had had a vaccination that could cause defects and had a condom breakage) their number is 131126.

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    I'm pretty sure the number for Rodney White at Monash is also a poisons info hotline.


 

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