Morphine and breastfeeding

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5 weeks, am leaning towards a repeat c-section, and my question is if other mommys out there found breastfeeding difficult after a section, and how they dealt with it. I also wonder how my dd will react, given that she was only breastfeed for about 3 weeks. She'll be not quite 2, and I would hate to fuel her jealousy! Would love tips from mommys with kids close in age, too. I would like to give this little guy a chance at it.
Is it safe to take tylenol 3 while breastfeeding. I had a C -section and have alot of pain. I'm just wondering is it safe.
I take stronger meds when I'm not pregnant but step it down during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Docs say what I take is fine and safe for baby. My first was a very chilled baby which didn't change when I stopped breastfeeding at 6 months and she's very smart at nearly 4 yrs old now. NHS website says baby can experience withdrawals from what I take but I've never experienced that. While docs tell me baby is safe I will keep taking them. What has your doctor said to you?
I'm determined! Thanks for the advice, and for the foods and herbs to try and boost the supply. I really appreciate it yall.
She is on Suboxone but is not breastfeeding. Since baby (2/3mths) has had her first immunizations the parents have noticed and are increasingly concerned the immunization may be affecting/upsetting the baby, as she's not sleeping, crying a lot more and is losing weight albeit only a small amount. I have suggested this could be a normal reaction from baby to a withdrawal regime but the parents are insistant that the regime is very slow, in fact slower than before the vaccination inj.
If anything, I was the groggy one after because of the morphine they gave in the surgery and then the benadryl I got after lol. My baby girl was fully active and awake for breastfeeding.
Variants in the CYP2D6 gene can make excess enzyme which will cause codeine to change to morphine more quickly and can cause higher than expected levels of morphine in the blood. This may result in a potential overdose of morphine in the mother or her nursing infant. The solution is to take lower than the standard dose of codeine or find an alternative medication not processed by CYP2D6. Individuals with this kind of rapid metabolism are often referred to as “ultra metabolizers.
But then within 24 hours post delivery, she was put inNICU and deemed addicted to my pain meds. She's going through morphine therapy for the past two weeks, and we don't know when they will ever release her. Its been hell to say the least! I've been battling with my guilt, for "doing" this to my precious girl in the first place! ( I NEVER have abused my medications, but just the fact that I had to take them to get through a given day, and that she is paying the price is killing me!
I was perusing the genetics forum and came across this info regarding breastfeeding and codeine. This is not to cause any type of panic, but rather just to let everyone know about this...it may not apply to anyone, but I know I've occassionally been prescribed cold meds w/ codeine when I've had a really bad cold so I thought I'd just give everyone a head's up... This is the orignal poster's question and the response follows...
At this point in time whenever a migraine comes on I have to go to the Emergency Room, and I am well known there, I get a shot of Zofran for nausea and a shot of either Demerol or Morphine, but it happens so often that I am unclear on the aftereffects and I am breastfeeding so what harm is it doing to my new baby?? I guess I just don't know what to do anymore!!
I thought maybe it was just a reaction to the hormones but its still their, then in the last 2 nights she has been wakeing up and telling me she is feeling hot really hot but when I touch her she is cold and sweaty, I check her tekp and she is at 97-98 degrees. Since I don't have insurance yet I was wondering if this is normal? If not does anyone have any idea what is going on? She is also breastfeeding so know we are wondering if she should stop. Any advice would be appreciated.
One doctor told me I haveBack Pain with Sciatica, Hematuria and he went on im his notes I have MS and the MS is called Arthralgia and Muscle problem.Now another told me that Diagnostic were that he note Facet Arthrosis in the lower spine -L4-L5 and L5-SI and mild facet hypertrophy.But no significant disc bulge or protrusion is seen at any level. Disc space are well maintained. Now after my baby was born 2 month she came down with Baterial Meningitis after I stop breastfeeding expain that to me.
But I still feel like a faliure. My fear is my baby and I are going to have withdrawals and I plan on breastfeeding which could be difficult. I don't know what to do. When I call for a refill sometimes the nurses that don't know my situation give me a really hard time and make me feel horrible. Or they just don't take me seriously. If anyone has any advice please let me know this is not only physically hard at this point but emotionally hard now as well.
While in there I experienced my first migraine and the doctor gave me an iv of morphine. He also sent me home with percocets in case I had more. Well I should have known better but thought I could control it. At 32 weeks I relapsed on heroin. I don't use IV and have used a maximum 0.05 of a gram a day (or half of a pack). I started to get scared of quitting cold turkey so for the past week I've tapered down to probably 0.025 of a gram ( or about a quarter of a pack.
I don't know if this helps, but maybe your Dr can give you tylenol #3. My ob gave me that and morphine IV to controll my pain when I had kidney stones and I was 12 weeks pg at that time.
but her baby was only in the prem ward a couple of days, and if he showed any discomfort they give them teeny tiny doses or morphine. but breastfeeding will be ok too, coz he will still get some thru that. now the youngulla is a handsome healthy boy, so please dont stress out so much. they do have ways around these things these days. i would check out if you can get on a program tho, pregnant women are usually given priority, that way your supply is guaranteed if ya know what i mean.
I really would appreciate the opinions and info from mothers though, because I am really scared and stressed. My blood sugars have been affected by the stress... Thanks again in advance.
It is bad and inconcsistent so I am pretty much always on norco and the morphine. I stopped the morphine 8 months ago when I found out I was pregnant and now I am 2 weeks away from having my scheduled c-section and my dr insists that it is quite allright that I am taking the norco and I should stop stressing but something tells me I should just stop a week beforehand... but I am so scared of being in pain. The pain that I have been feeling without themorphine is bad but the norco helps..
All I know is the my doc told me to stay on methadone and it was the best for the baby compared to what I had been on(morphine) and if I had quit all of it cold turk could have caused a serious miscarriage. I did not want my baby to die. This child I was not supposes to be able to conceive. I will do anything to protect my child, starting in the woumb and whatever else she may be getting into now.
i have heard different opinions from the medical community about breastfeeding and newborn opiate wd this doctor is agaisnt taking opiates while breastfeeding but i know several women who were told by their doctor to breastfeed because it helps the baby with wd symptoms i do encourage you to look up information, but keep in mind that your doctor knows your medical history better than we do, i hope this helps, please remember that you are not alone!!!
My children started screaming after they were born and 98% of the time they were awake they cried. This went on and off while I was breastfeeding and was really bad when I stopped. My dr also said it was safe for them and they would be fine. They exceeded my expectations in passing their milestones way ahead of time but I know they had a rough few months in the beginning. Good luck to you and your new addition!
but in the event that I need one, which would you prefer, a spinal or epidural for anesthesia? And why?? Thanks ladies! I am really stuck with both of these and would love to hear what everyone has to say about them from personal experience or from what they know about them. Thanks!
You should be okay - your baby may have mild withdrawal but as long as you tell the hospital about the medication, which was perscribed to you, they will know to watch the baby for withdrawals (they do something call Finnegan scoring and if it's high they taper morphine to prevent w/d in the baby) Good LUck!
I would think that trying to taper off of these while breastfeeding would be best. This way, the baby isn't going to go through withdrawls and neither are you.
i'll go two days without them and then i just go crazy and feel like i need them immediatly.some days ill even take 90mg. i dont even know how i became addicted i dont have an addictive personality and i dont usually do these types of things but i figured that it would be safe just to get rid of some pains now i cant stop myself and im really lost and dont know what to do.
I had worked in the birth center for the last 10 years and methadone addicted babies have to stay for awhile and be weaned off the methadone with morphine. Its very sad. They will not take you off of methadone if you become pregnant either. Many times they increase the dose. I forgot the reason but it will come to me. So getting off before getting pregnant is going to let you take your baby home with you and breast feed. You cant breast feed on methadone either.
For the last 6 months I have been getting tearing (look like paper cuts) in my vaginal area (1/4 to 1/2 inch long). I get the tears at least once or twice a week and they last from 2-4 days, go away for a few days and then come back. They continue to occur in the same locations; 1. Inside the vaginal lips on the sides almost always in the crease (between the labia minora and majora?) 2. Between the anus and vaginal opening (perineum) 3. Above the clitoris in the "hood" area.
My baby is totally fine and was breastfeeding moments after birth...not much crying and a relaxed disposition, not to mention extremely healthy! I just wantd to ease your mind if you are freaked out about taking narcotics early on.
You should be fine. You should not have to pump and dump. I was on morphine and they told me it was safe during BD. My LC told me you would be surprised on what meds you can have during BF.
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