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Drugs & BF? Website anyone?

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HullabaLuLu Fri 19-Jun-09 11:15:09

Does anyone know a website where I can check if a steroid is ok to use whilst BF? I've googled but can't find anything.

PortAndLemon Fri 19-Jun-09 11:17:21

The Breastfeeding Network's Drugs In Breastmilk factsheets and helpline are good.

HullabaLuLu Fri 19-Jun-09 11:20:38

Thanks very much PortAndLemon

HullabaLuLu Fri 19-Jun-09 11:27:13

Oh it doesn't look like you can use it topically & BF. I should have asked my doctor when she prescribed it. Its a corticosteroid if anyone else has any experience of it?

narmada Fri 19-Jun-09 12:00:01

Well, I don't know whether it's any help but I had a steroid injection into my hip bursa and my doc said it was fine to carry on BF with this. Probably completely different...

Narmada

tiktok Fri 19-Jun-09 12:06:04

Useful US site here:
toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?LACT

HullabaLuLu Fri 19-Jun-09 17:15:40

Thanks Narmada & tiktok

It seems ok to use a small amount for short periods of time so long as it doesn't come into contact with the baby. I'll make sure I wash my hand thoroughly.

Thanks for helping. smile

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