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Old 03-04-08, 01:02 PM
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so i have to take an antibiotic for a week and i am still breastfeeding Andy. the doc says this one is not safe for breast feeding i have to take it 3 times a day for 7 days. thing is i dont want to stop bf andy yet even if its for a week. the thing is i have been having diareah for a month and a half now and so he said this might work. if no then i have to go to the gastro guy what do i do???????
 
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Old 03-04-08, 01:06 PM
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pump and dump.

it'll be really hard - all that liquid gold, but you can continue to pump and dump the milk until you're off the antibiotics.

I had to do that when I had some special tests done when Andrew was a newborn and I had pneumonia.
I didn't have to dump but for a day, then the antibiotics I got were okay for BFing.
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Old 03-04-08, 01:47 PM
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Can you ask for a different antibiotic? Otherwise, pump and dump is your only choice.
 
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I'm sure you probably have a stockpile, or you can give him formula for a week.
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Old 03-04-08, 01:51 PM
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I am not sure of your dx, but if I were having diarrhea, the last thing I would want to take is an antibiotic! Anitbiotics always give me diarrhea, not the other way around. Have you tried probiotics for your tummy? My Seth had C.difficle as a baby and we totally cured him with probiotics...even the UNC specialists told us to give them to him.
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