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Breastfeeding and taking antibiotics --Mommie C Due August 29 (girl); 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Fresno, California 221 posts
Apr 22nd

I currently got prescribed antibiotics for a stomach infection i have. The medications are clarithromycin and amoxicillin and i ebf like i mean no formula or bottle or anything just breastmilk from my breast im on day 3 of the antibiotics that i have to take for 2 weeks and so far i have been trying to formula feed my 8 month old baby but she just does not want it. Ive only gotten her to drink like 4 oz a day but other than that nothing. I feel so bad for her im just tempted to breastfeed her cause shes crying so much but im scared since my dr said not to breastfeed and to wait 2 more days after im done with antibiotics. Has anybody else gone through this and does anybody know what will happen if i do bf even though taking the antibiotics?

tinana+3 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Orlando, FL, Virgin Islands 48305 posts
Apr 23rd

Both of those are compatible with breastfeeding. You could both develop thrush/yeast infections though so I would add a high quality probiotic for both. Take the probiotic at least 2-3 hours away from the antibiotics.

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--Mommie C Due August 29 (girl); 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Fresno, California 221 posts
Apr 24th

Thank you so much

also How long after or before taking the antibiotics should i breastfeed?