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Does anyone know about ABx and BFing?

(4 Posts)
HeadInAWhirl Wed 23-Sep-09 13:22:52

I am pregnant, about 5wks and am taking phenoxymethylpenicillin as I was found to be GBS+ with last pg and there is a link to early miscarriage.
I am still BFing DD 4-5 times a day and have noticed her nappies are much softer and smellier since I started taking the ABx. I never thought to mention bf to GP as aren't pg safe drugs safe for BF?


WowOoo Wed 23-Sep-09 13:36:07

Am sure was told that penicillin type drugs are safe in pregnancy and bfeeding. i know I took some when pregnant anyway.

Wags Wed 23-Sep-09 13:45:54

The Breastfeeding Network is fab with loads of useful information. They also have a helpline which you can ring for specific advice. I used them loads a few years ago when I was ill and BF DS and they were really helpful.

HeadInAWhirl Wed 23-Sep-09 14:49:41

Thank you both for your quick responses
Thats a brilliant site, thanks wags
It even says that diarrhoea is a usual side effect so DD is normal. Feel happier now

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