Danger of Medicines to Breastfeeding Moms

vpaulose By vpaulose, 13th Nov 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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The breastfeeding supplies nutrients such as minerals and vitamins for keeping the baby energetic and healthy. Intake of drugs and medicines by a breastfeeding mom affects the baby greatly.

Breastfeeding the provision from heaven

Breastfeeding is the best source of food for the infants. Nature has provided everything in the breast milk, necessary for the health and growth of a baby. The breastfeeding supplies nutrients such as minerals and vitamins for keeping the baby energetic and healthy.

Every food that a mom takes reaches the baby through her breastfeeding. Hence she should be very careful with her diet and also in taking other drugs and medicines. The drugs they take regularly may also affect the health of the baby.

Breastfeeding moms should be very careful when they take either the prescription medicines or over-the-counter drugs. Even the medicines that they take regularly will affect the child and cause troubles. It may seem simple. But it may affect the growth and the whole future of the baby. Hence, they should not neglect their important duty to consult a doctor and avoid causing unnecessary problems to their nourishing babies.

Some important facts for breastfeeding moms who take regular medicines

1) Moms who breastfeed their babies may consult their health care provider and try to avoid medicines during the breastfeeding period. If taking a medicine is quite necessary they may take them in minimum quantity with the guidance of a doctor.

2) Regular medicine that a feeding mother takes may be more harmful for the baby than some medicines that she takes occasionally for a short period for a specific purpose prescribed by the physician.

3) Medicines vary in their effect of passing through the breast milk. Some medicines pass to the baby at a very minimum level and may not do any harm to the baby. Such medicines can be taken with the guidance of the physician.

4) Some physicians suggest breastfeeding moms take medicines before going to bed, since there will be a long gap between feeding of the baby and the effects of medicinal excretion into breast milk.

5) Breastfeeding moms should read the label on the medicine and ascertain that the medicine will not do any harm to the breastfeeding baby.

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Affect Baby, Breastfeeding, Drugs, Endanger Life, Medicines, Moms

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author avatar Retired
14th Nov 2013 (#)

I loved breastfeeding and had no trouble but some Mothers do. One I know was not able to do so because she had to take necessary medicine. They told her to do so in pregnancy and she did not at great personal cost, learning the day the baby was born that they had just found medication was actually dangerous for pregnand mothers.She no longer trusted to breastfeed as a result. It was sad she could not breast feed but the baby is doing well. The Mum actually had to take medication to be well enough to look after the baby.

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author avatar vpaulose
15th Nov 2013 (#)

Thank you dear for this nice comment.

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author avatar joyalariwo
14th Nov 2013 (#)

Interesting article Vp and you're right mothers should be careful about what they take in, even from when they are pregnant with their lil ones, thank you so much Vp for sharing.

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author avatar vpaulose
15th Nov 2013 (#)

Kids are losing their moms nowadays. Thank you.

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author avatar Michelle Stanley
15th Nov 2013 (#)

The Ministry of Health's slogan for promoting breastfeeding in Jamaica - "The breast is best," Taking medication when pregnant is one of the precautions they speak about. This is a very informative article and one that I agree with. Michelle

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author avatar vpaulose
15th Nov 2013 (#)

Thank you Michelle.

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author avatar M G Singh
16th Nov 2013 (#)

Nice post VP

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author avatar vpaulose
16th Nov 2013 (#)

Thank you

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author avatar Randhir Bechoo
16th Nov 2013 (#)

Interesting article.It will surely bring awareness that is much needed.

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author avatar vpaulose
16th Nov 2013 (#)

Thanks for the comment

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
17th Nov 2013 (#)

Nice post!

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author avatar vpaulose
21st Nov 2013 (#)

Thank you dear Fern for the loving comment.

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