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Clexane and breastfeeding !

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caramelgirl Sat 07-Jan-17 00:22:12

I have just been diagnosed with potential s protein deficiency at 12 weeks pregnant (3rd DC) . The haematologist has prescribed twice daily clexane injections which are horrid. But more worryingly it seems I came breastfeed with clexane.
History of very fast labours too so how long would I need to wait after last injection to feed the baby?
Are there any alternatives for after birth? I'm booked to see a haemolytic disorders specialist for a second opinion but would like to be armed with as much info as possible.
Thank you for any thoughts

caramelgirl Sat 07-Jan-17 00:22:36

Sorry missed a typo "can't breastfeed with clexane"

JohnLapsleyParlabane Sat 07-Jan-17 00:24:50

I had a section and had to inject clexane twice daily for 2 weeks. Still breastfeeding 14 months later.

Ohdearducks Sat 07-Jan-17 00:25:26

I had Clexane for different try after birth and was given the ok to breastfeed with it my baby is fine.

Ohdearducks Sat 07-Jan-17 00:25:49

Different reasons

JohnLapsleyParlabane Sat 07-Jan-17 00:26:56

Drugs In Breastmilk Helpline 0844 412 4665

The Drugs in Breastmilk Helpline was set up by BfN in response to the number of calls received concerning medication. The drugline is run on a voluntary basis by a pharmacist who is also a BfN Registered Breastfeeding Supporter

caramelgirl Sat 07-Jan-17 00:36:57

Oh brilliant. Thanks very much. Am currently living abroad. Moving back three months before baby is due so will follow up that helpline.
Really appreciate your advice. Thank you.

Piehunter Sat 07-Jan-17 00:42:41

I'm a full time fragmin (like clexane) injector, twice daily for last 2+ years, currently ttc and I know it's safe to breastfeed with, lots of people have to self inject for a couple of weeks after c-sections. Worry not smile they won't generally give epidural within 12 hours of last injection due to haematoma risk and they sometimes induce so as to be able to control last injection timing etc (with my condition anyway, not sure if the same for all those on anti clotting meds)

caramelgirl Sat 07-Jan-17 00:44:30

Thanks piehunter and good luck with TTC

LillyLollyLandy Sat 07-Jan-17 00:50:21

I've been on Clexane since 28 weeks due to multiplepulmonary embolisms. Currently in hospital waiting to be induced at 38+6. They reduced my clexane dose (60mg twice daily) last night and I won't Start it again until 6 hours after baby is born. Nobody's said anything to me about not being able to breastfeed on clexane but I will report back once baby is here!

IwillrunIwillfly Sat 07-Jan-17 01:00:08

I know a few people who have breastfed while taking clexane.

sycamore54321 Sat 07-Jan-17 17:26:48

Sorry to hear about your diagnosis.

I've breastfed two babies while on Clexane and was specifically treated with Clexane rather than Warfarin for my first post partum DVT as it is considered safe for breastfeeding.

It may not be related but neither time did I have adequate supply to exclusively breastfeed and so I combo fed using formula also. You should be aware that things like fenugreek herb supplements, usually recommended to boost milk supply, are not safe to take while on blood thinners. Obviously check with your own doctors for specific recommendations for you, but this is my experience.

If you are finding the injections painful, I have posted a number of times before on my tips for making them as painless as possible, if you want to do a search. I now usually have only maybe one or two really painful ones per week and often manage some that are entirely pain free.

Best of luck.

Nottalotta Thu 12-Jan-17 22:13:03

I had twice daily ckexane injections post c section and bf ds a lot! S

TwoDogs9 Tue 17-Jan-17 07:58:10

I had to inject 40mg Clexane throughout my pregnancy and I had my baby two weeks ago and will carry on injecting for six weeks postpartum due to a blood clotting disorder. It's safe to BF whilst on Clexane. 👍🏼

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