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Old January 26th 05, 01:30 AM
Jill
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Is Augmentin ok while breastfeeding? I'm sure it is as my doctor who
prescribed knows I am b/f, but she is not the MOST advocating or
knowledgable on bf, and I just want to make sure there is no reason this
drug is NOT rec'd or ideal for someone nursing an 8 month old baby. I think
it's basically just penicillin, right? But I know I was prescribed another
anti-biotic when Rachel was several months old for an infection, and it
messed her tummy up.

How much of this actually gets into breastmilk? I am supposed to take it 2x
per day and Rachel nurses a lot. 6 times at least. 2-4 long times, and 4-6
quick sessions, in between her table feedings/cereal etc.

She's still never been sick. Amazing, or lucky, because I have come down
with a sinus/throat infection. It's not strep throat, but my throat is damn
sore and it feels like it to me (I used to get strep throat about every
other winter). I have been feeling this coming on for about 2 weeks before I
went to the dr, I tried to ride it out...it started with an ear ache and
sore lymph nodes (neck), and my throat just kept getting more sore, and my
ears just kept hurting and feeling like I am underwater.

I have had to take 800mg Motrin around the clock and spray my throat and it
feels better for about 2 hours and then I am miserably sick until I can take
the next dose. If I thought I would get better in a day or two I would skip
the antibiotics but it's been 2 weeks and this just wouldn't go away so I
finally went to my dr.

Urgh. I hate taking antibiotics.


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Old January 26th 05, 01:42 AM
Sue
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They prescribe Augmentin for babies, so I don't see why it would be
contradicted. Eat some yogurt though. )
--
Sue (mom to three girls)

"Jill" wrote in message
. com...
Is Augmentin ok while breastfeeding? I'm sure it is as my doctor who
prescribed knows I am b/f, but she is not the MOST advocating or
knowledgable on bf, and I just want to make sure there is no reason this
drug is NOT rec'd or ideal for someone nursing an 8 month old baby. I

think
it's basically just penicillin, right? But I know I was prescribed another
anti-biotic when Rachel was several months old for an infection, and it
messed her tummy up.

How much of this actually gets into breastmilk? I am supposed to take it

2x
per day and Rachel nurses a lot. 6 times at least. 2-4 long times, and 4-6
quick sessions, in between her table feedings/cereal etc.

She's still never been sick. Amazing, or lucky, because I have come down
with a sinus/throat infection. It's not strep throat, but my throat is

damn
sore and it feels like it to me (I used to get strep throat about every
other winter). I have been feeling this coming on for about 2 weeks before

I
went to the dr, I tried to ride it out...it started with an ear ache and
sore lymph nodes (neck), and my throat just kept getting more sore, and my
ears just kept hurting and feeling like I am underwater.

I have had to take 800mg Motrin around the clock and spray my throat and

it
feels better for about 2 hours and then I am miserably sick until I can

take
the next dose. If I thought I would get better in a day or two I would

skip
the antibiotics but it's been 2 weeks and this just wouldn't go away so I
finally went to my dr.

Urgh. I hate taking antibiotics.




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Old January 26th 05, 12:25 PM
Iuil
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"Jill" wrote in message
. com...
Is Augmentin ok while breastfeeding? I'm sure it is as my doctor who
prescribed knows I am b/f, but she is not the MOST advocating or
knowledgable on bf, and I just want to make sure there is no reason this
drug is NOT rec'd or ideal for someone nursing an 8 month old baby. I

think
it's basically just penicillin, right? But I know I was prescribed another
anti-biotic when Rachel was several months old for an infection, and it
messed her tummy up.

How much of this actually gets into breastmilk? I am supposed to take it

2x
per day and Rachel nurses a lot. 6 times at least. 2-4 long times, and 4-6
quick sessions, in between her table feedings/cereal etc.


augmentin - amoxicillin + clavulanate

Addition of clavanulate extends spectrum of amoxicillin by inhibiting beta
lactamase enzymes. Small amounts of of amoxicillin (0.9 mg/L milk) are
secreted in breastmilk. No harmful effects have been reported. See
amoxicillin.* Although clavulanic acid is well absorbed and diestributed, no
reprots of secretion into human milk exist but it should be expected (t1/2 =
1 hour). May cause changes in GI flora and possible fungal (candida)
overgrowth)

Category L1

Paediatric concerns - none reported but observe for diarrhoea, rash

* Amoxicillin is also a category L1, approved by the AAP as usually
compatible with breastfeeding.

Jean


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Old January 26th 05, 02:36 PM
Manda
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Jill wrote:
Is Augmentin ok while breastfeeding?


My DS and I have both been on Augmentin several times and it's safe.
Just make sure you eat lots of yogurt and/or take some acidophilous
capsules to help prevent yeast/thrush infections.

Manda

 




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