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omeprazole and breast feeding

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advance01 Sun 07-Oct-12 00:17:52

Has anyone taken omeprazole whilst breastfeeding? I have been taking it as I was told it colud be taken in pregnancy so didn't expect it to be a problem breastfeeding. In fact prescribed some in hospital.
However, have been googling and advice varies.
Any thoughts. Will check with doctor Monday.
Thank you

MigGril Sun 07-Oct-12 06:42:18

if your unsure you could check with the BfN drugs in breastmilk helpline you can either ring them or email. they have a specialist pharmacist who's really knows her stuff.

MigGril Sun 07-Oct-12 06:46:17

You can also check on lact med website to

CelticParalympian Mon 08-Oct-12 12:04:35

My DS was prescribed it as a baby so would have thought it's fine, but I would contact the Breastfeeding Network as MigGril suggests.

advance01 Mon 08-Oct-12 13:24:07

Thank you. GP said I should avoid if possible even though website above reckons it is ok. Shame they never told me that allthrough my pregnancy.

CelticPromise Mon 08-Oct-12 13:38:13

I would trust the BfN on this over a GP. They usually say avoid everything! BfN know their stuff.

advance01 Mon 08-Oct-12 13:42:21

Thank you. Not going to stress about it. I will take gaviscon instead for now but if I need the odd tablet I will go for it.

Honsandrevels Mon 08-Oct-12 13:58:01

Email the bfn. They will reassure you. I took it when pregnant and when breastfeeding for over a year.

pegster Mon 08-Oct-12 14:03:10

I took omeprazole alongside naproxen (anti-inflammatory) whilst breast-feeding, having looked at the data sheets with my GP. For me the (minor) contraindications were a necessary risk.

narmada Mon 08-Oct-12 23:14:35

another one whose baby was prescribed this - mine at two weeks of age shock so it can't be that bad...

pommedechocolat Mon 08-Oct-12 23:21:43

Dd2 had this from 16 weeks. Says on packet not for under 3's but is being prescribed for babies.

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