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evansmummy Thu 10-Mar-05 19:36:07

Need a quick answer! Can I use an ibuprofen muscle rub on a strained abdominal if I'm breastfeeding? In loads of pain and paracetamol just doesn't work, but don't know if muscle rub goes into milk! Please help!!

Flossam Thu 10-Mar-05 19:37:40

Obvious answer, but does it not say on packet? I think ibuprofen is safe to take orally when B/F, just not whe pregnant.

HUNKERMUNKER Thu 10-Mar-05 19:38:46

How old's your baby? Ibuprofen can be taken by babies themselves over six months old. But I would imagine a muscle rub would be OK any time.

tiktok Thu 10-Mar-05 19:38:57

evansmummy - ibuprofen is perfectly safe to use orally or in any other way when bf. You can check this yourself on this NHS site

Twiglett Thu 10-Mar-05 19:38:59

agree with flossam

bundle Thu 10-Mar-05 19:39:21

when i had flu at xmas my gp looked it up and said it was fine. she also prescribed voltarol, which is much stronger and then i remembered that's what i'd had just after my c/s

evansmummy Thu 10-Mar-05 20:17:16

Thanks. Ds is 3 months. It's a french packet and i've lost the notice so i don't know what it says about bf. As it's a rub though i'll go ahead and try it. Thanls for the rplies!

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