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arnica for c section - when to start taking and will it affect breastfeeding?

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roundgirl Tue 16-Sep-08 16:24:27


I have to have a c section week after next and want to take arnica. Does anybody know when I should start taking it, is it before the op or after and how long should I take it for?

Also the pharmacist in Boots said she didn't know if it would affect breastfeeding, does anybody know?

Thanks for any help!

RubySlippers Tue 16-Sep-08 16:26:23

i took arnica and breastfed

as far as i know, there are no contra-indications

my MW recommended it

LadySanders Tue 16-Sep-08 16:27:33

start taking it straight away and yes i took it while b/f after 2 sections

NellyTheElephant Tue 16-Sep-08 20:41:47

I took it after both my sections and had no bf problems. I mentioned to my midwife I was taking it and she said that it was fine and a good idea - I'm sure she would have said something if it was contra-indicated for bf.

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