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tiktok please can you help

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Crawling Thu 01-Nov-12 19:12:09

I am breastfeeding and taking anti pyschs i upped my dose the other night and since i did my breasts are sore and engorged like when your milk first comes in and i am starting to feel like i have mastitus. What i want to know is will they settle down once my supply is re established and my body knows how much milk to make ?or will i get a burst of hormones wuth every pill meaning that as the pills are saying i need to produce more milk my breasts will stay over engorged as long as i stay on this medication? I just want to know if things will settle down or not iyswim ?

Welovecouscous Thu 01-Nov-12 19:18:54

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Welovecouscous Thu 01-Nov-12 19:19:39

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mawbroon Thu 01-Nov-12 20:02:13

I had increased milk supply when I was on Rispiridone (an anti psychotic) and it did settle after a while, but I know exactly the feeling that you describe.

I was really annoyed at the beautiful supply/demand balance being messed up by the drugs, but ds2 didn't seem to mind the extra milk!

Crawling Thu 01-Nov-12 20:11:06

Thanks both i dont mind others answering in fact i am glad you have.
Welovecouscous thanks i will read thoose now and maybe give the companies you mention a ring.
Mawbroon thank you that is what i wanted to know thank you very much.

Welovecouscous Fri 02-Nov-12 12:14:34

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bigredbook Fri 02-Nov-12 12:20:49

OP, definitely give the breastfeeding network drugs in breastmilk helpline a ring- they are brilliant.

Crawling Fri 02-Nov-12 14:08:37

Thank you my breasts seem a bit better today so i think it will settle down.

Crawling Fri 02-Nov-12 14:11:59

Though i might ring tonight to see if there is anything i should know and answer some other questions i have, kids are ill so its a case of if i get 5minutes to myself.

Welovecouscous Fri 02-Nov-12 14:40:27

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Crawling Fri 02-Nov-12 19:45:45

grin at baby noise in the background.

tiktok Sat 03-Nov-12 08:17:17

Just seen this.

Sorry you are having a difficult time, crawling.

I hope you have had a chance to call the helpline(s).

I don't know anything about the side-effects of anti-psychotic drugs, sorry, though a quick look-up shows prolactin can be increased as a side effect. I don't know how long this lasts, sorry.

Crawling Sat 03-Nov-12 09:19:31

Thank you. I've since discovered that it is a temporary side effect.

Welovecouscous Sat 03-Nov-12 09:20:25

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Crawling Sat 03-Nov-12 20:01:58

Yes and tonight they are much much smaller. Thanks all for your help and support.

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