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    Default Giving up breast feeding to take needed medication...

    Just wanting to get some thoughts with giving up breastfeeding so that I can take needed prescription medication.

    Without going into too much detail, my specialist wants me to go onto medication which I require for health reasons but there are no suitable whilst breastfeeding. My DS is nearly nine months and only feeds about 2-3 times a day ( with only one of those feeds being a big one, the others are short feeds). My specialist said for me to decide, but just wanting to get some other mothers opinions.

    So would you give up feeding so that you could take the medication?

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    Such a hard decision for you to make. I'm a worrier so I would probably take the medication but I would be heart broken at not being able to breastfeed anymore. Your doctor has given you a choice about whether you choose to take it, is it really necessary? But I believe that you need to put your health first.

    Good luck with your decision x

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    Tough question. By not taking the medication would you expect to see a decline in your health? You need to be well to look after your baby, breast feeding or not. Could any effects from not taking medication have a negative impact on your supply?

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    Also, remember that just getting to 9months bfing is a wonderful thing and you have done wonderful things for your little one.

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    Default Giving up breast feeding to take needed medication...

    Thank you for your response.
    The specialist was asking if I was going to continue to feed for about another month or continue longer?
    From the impression he wants me to take the medication but I suppose he didn't want to force me which I respect him for that.
    My DH thinks that maybe it is time to give it up so I can take the medication. After all it is my health that we are talking about.

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    Default Giving up breast feeding to take needed medication...

    The medication is pretty important for my health. It is a long term issue that I have had and needs to be sorted. I think I am just in two minds as I am pretty certain that this will be my last bub (two doctors now have told me that DS should be my last) and wanted to continue feeding for as long as I could. But I suppose it is better for me to stop.

    Just wanted some other opinions so that the guilt wouldn't get to me :-(

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    Try not to feel guilty (easier said than done i know!). Don't risk your health, your bub needs you

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    Default Re: Giving up breast feeding to take needed medication...

    Yes and I did. I struggle even now with the fact that I wasn't able to bf dd2 for long. I know it was the right decision but I still feel guilty every now and then.

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    Default Giving up breast feeding to take needed medication...

    At 9 months and I definitely needed it? Yes.
    Today I saw a specialist about my PCOS and endo and he wants to trial a new pill but I can't take it so will put up with it.
    But my DD is only 12 weeks and I'm not willing to give up.


 

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