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Best source of info re meds and bf?

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Penguin13 Fri 20-Nov-15 09:41:18

Hi, a friend with 6.5 mo is in hospital with suspected gall bladder blockage. She is desperate to keep bf if she can although she is very unwell. So far her DD is ebf. She has had various meds but is struggling to get answers about which ones are safe when bf and with the morphine, which definitely isn't safe, how long after she had it it is safe to bf. What is the best source for this kind of info? TIA.

CMOTDibbler Fri 20-Nov-15 09:43:22

The BFN have really good factsheets on a whole range of medication.

Hope she's feeling better soon

Penguin13 Fri 20-Nov-15 09:45:25

Thanks CMOT that's really useful.

MrsHathaway Fri 20-Nov-15 09:53:40


Hope she is well soon.

MrsHathaway Fri 20-Nov-15 09:54:56

Also KellyMom (here and here) has some useful resources.

MaybeDoctor Fri 20-Nov-15 10:10:46

Drugs In Breastmilk helpline: 0844 412 4665.

Penguin13 Fri 20-Nov-15 10:29:42

Thanks everyone. I really feel for her as this is the first time she has had to be away from her baby sad She didn't want to be admitted but couldn't keep even water down.

tiktok Fri 20-Nov-15 11:24:30

No need to assume morphine is not safe - mothers have morphine for pain relief post c-section, and obviously with newborns. And a six month old does not present the same situation.

This needs checking out - if someone has told her 'no bf' they need to be asked details.

Penguin13 Fri 20-Nov-15 13:02:42

Thanks Tiktok. Good to know. At present my friend is too dehydrated to be able to express much anyway but I gave her the details of the helpline. Will make sure to pass that info on too.

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