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LUIS S. Prescribing medications for a breast-feeding mother requires weighing the benefits of medication use for the mother against the risk of not breast-feeding the infant or the potential risk of exposing the infant to medications. A drug that is safe for use during pregnancy may not be safe for the nursing infant.
Multiple Sclerosis MS is an autoimmune neurological disease characterized by inflammation of the brain and spinal cord. Relapsing-Remitting MS is characterized by acute attacks followed by remission. Treatment is aimed at halting these attacks; therapy may last for months to years.
Medically reviewed by Drugs. Last updated on May 7, The average amount of drug in breastmilk is higher with fluoxetine than with most other SSRIs and the long-acting, active metabolite, norfluoxetine, is detectable in the serum of most breastfed infants during the first 2 months postpartum and in a few thereafter. Adverse effects such as colic, fussiness, and drowsiness have been reported in some breastfed infants.
METHODS: In this pilot pharmacokinetic study, breast milk samples were collected from mothers who regularly consumed cannabis, were months postpartum, and exclusively breastfeeding their infants. Women were anonymously recruited for the study. After discontinuing cannabis for at least 24 hours, they were directed to obtain a baseline breast milk sample, then smoke a preweighed, analyzed, standardized strain of cannabis from one preselected dispensary, and collect breast milk samples at specific time points: 20 minutes and 1, 2, and 4 hours.
My two oldest children were just shy of their fourth and first birthdays when my husband and I moved to another city for work. Somewhere amid the chaos of securing a new place to live and a day care, I managed to find a new ob-gyn. He dashed off a prescription for oral contraceptives.
Teresa Baker and Dr. They were both essential to the planning and facilitation of the event. I was honored to have the chance to introduce Drs.
My research team is looking for breastfeeding mothers months postpartum taking one of these medications. If you would like to provide some breastmilk samples for one of these studies it would certainly help us advise other mothers about their safety and levels in breastmilk. Send it back to us frozen, at our expense.
Is that true? The short answer is: Almost no medication taken by the mother requires her to stop or interrupt breastfeeding. This is true, in spite of doctors telling mothers they cannot breastfeed because there are no studies that have been done on most drugs and breastfeeding.