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    Baclofen and breastfeeding

    Does anyone have any informatio about taking Baclofen while breastfeeding? I have never had spasticity problems that required medication until after my pregnancy. My baby is 13 weeks. I started taking Baclofen because lower extremity spasms were throwing me off balance. I was worried I was going to lose my balance while picking up and carrying my baby. My doctor said it would be fine to continue breastfeeding while taking Baclofen (I am taking 10 mg 3-4 times a day). Searches on the web indicate it is not recommended to breast feed while taking Baclofen. Anyone have any experience or knowledge about this?

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    Your doctor is the specialist and should know best.
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    Just got my baclofen today and the packaging does not recommend breastfeeding while taking this medication. Talk to your pedicatrician
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    Benefits of breastfeeding (and of controling your spasms) is probably outweighing the potential risk for the infant. Observing for sedation should be enough. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) guidelines classifies baclofen as "usually compatible with breastfeeding".

    http://aappolicy.aappublications.org...s;108/3/776/T6

    Your pediatric pharmacist and pediatrician are the people you should talk to to be reassured.
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    Hard castle - You could call your local Lactation Consultant, she should have a reference called, "Medications and Mother's Milk" by Dr. Thomas Hale. This is one of the most thorough resources regarding Breastfeeding and Medications, and will be able to give you an idea of the amt transferred in breastmilk. After getting the info, talk to your pediatrician. Congratulations and great job on deciding to breastfeed!

    Lactation Consultant , mother to Jennifer c5 incomplete (I would be happy to give you the information, but we are currently in Atlanta while Jennifer is at the Shepherds Center.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yellowlilly
    Hard castle - You could call your local Lactation Consultant, she should have a reference called, "Medications and Mother's Milk" by Dr. Thomas Hale. This is one of the most thorough resources regarding Breastfeeding and Medications, and will be able to give you an idea of the amt transferred in breastmilk. After getting the info, talk to your pediatrician. Congratulations and great job on deciding to breastfeed!

    Lactation Consultant , mother to Jennifer c5 incomplete (I would be happy to give you the information, but we are currently in Atlanta while Jennifer is at the Shepherds Center.
    Here is the Thomas Hale reference, I did not put it in my post because it is not adding to what I have written:
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    JGNI It is wonderful to see that you even have the Thomas Hale book. I know that in canada health care providers are much more pro breastfeeding that in the US. Usually , most here have never even heard of the reference. Thanks.

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