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    Does anyone know how strong it would be through the milk? I'm on alot of medications and all they have said during my pregnancy is (it will be stronger through the milk)! Not how safe or anything afterwards?

    I'm just assuming its fine if they let me stay on these meds during pregnancy. I don't want to do the wrong thing

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    Breastmilk will contain the same amount as your blood will, so yes, quite high. As long as you have been told they are okay you should be fine, but it will pass to baby.

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    Maybe someone affiliated with the ABA can jump in, but at my breastfeeding class at the hospital we were told that the concentration of meds Bub gets while inutero (through the placenta) is much higher than through breastmilk. I was on medication through my pregnancy (ad's) and was on a higher dose while breastfeeding with no ill effects.

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    https://www.breastfeeding.asn.au/bf-...on-medications

    "Breastfeeding mothers can safely use most prescribed medications.

    Natural barriers in the cells that create breastmilk make it difficult for most medications to pass into your milk. Even for those medications that do enter breastmilk, most do so in amounts so low that there is no effect on the baby."

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    Default Medications through breast milk

    I will ask lots questions at my breast feeding class! Thanks for the feedback

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    It depends on what kind of medications. I had to stop breastfeeding because we had to start new meds (for depression).

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    Default Medications through breast milk

    They are for epilepsy, I don't want to google and give myself a not needed scare

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    Default Medications through breast milk

    I would just ask your Dr. No one here is able to give you such medical advice

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monnie24 View Post
    They are for epilepsy, I don't want to google and give myself a not needed scare
    Yeah don't google. Get the advice from your dr


 

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