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Old 12-10-2007, 07:07 PM   #1
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I just read that title and it make me sick to my stomach. Sorry if any of this is too TMI for you all but I really need help...

I was diagnosed with both a UTI and Vaginitis today The doctor gave me some oral antibiotic and some vaginal cream. I feel totally safe taking the oral (and have already). However I read up on the cream metronidazole and it is NOT safe for breastfeeding mothers to take

The doctor had to know this and still prescribed it I don't know what to do now. I need to have this treated and I don't know if the oral antibiotics will do the job. Has anyone been in my shoes? What can I do? Are there other courses of treatments??

Thanks in advance. I really don't want to have to wean my ds until at least a year but I can't have a UTI and vaginitis for 4 more months

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Old 12-10-2007, 07:11 PM   #2
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ive had BV and YI several times this pregnancy and im still BFing dd, 16 months....the metronidazole has not effected my supply in any way and i honestly had no idea it was bad to take while BFing
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Old 12-10-2007, 07:14 PM   #3
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ive had BV and YI several times this pregnancy and im still BFing dd, 16 months....the metronidazole has not effected my supply in any way and i honestly had no idea it was bad to take while BFing
Maybe I will ask my ds' pediatrician about it. He's sick too right now and has an appointment tomorrow. I will post what she says so you can know too. Thanks for responding.

I'm trying to not be an over worrier but I have been sick with really weird things since ds has been born and I am sooo worried that I will take something that will be harmful to him kwim?
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ive had BV and YI several times this pregnancy and im still BFing dd, 16 months....the metronidazole has not effected my supply in any way and i honestly had no idea it was bad to take while BFing
I used it in my pg too and I was still nursing my dd then and it was prescribed by my mw who is very conscious of bf'ing so I *think* she would have warned me if it wasn't safe- but an aside---the thing she also strongly recommended was washing down there with baking soda and taking acidophilos orally to help return that area to the normal balance with the ph and normal flora and all that
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I used it in my pg too and I was still nursing my dd then and it was prescribed by my mw who is very conscious of bf'ing so I *think* she would have warned me if it wasn't safe- but an aside---the thing she also strongly recommended was washing down there with baking soda and taking acidophilos orally to help return that area to the normal balance with the ph and normal flora and all that
This is making me feel better (well emotionally anyway LOL) I am just frustrated because just moved to a new area of the US in July and I have been sick twice to the point of needing medication. Both times the doctors have prescribed things that aren't "recommended" for breastfeeding moms. And both doctors when I tell them I'm bfing look at me like I'm an alien (the first time was at 4 months...now almost 8 months) Both times they asked me if he took any formula and if I would consider weaning cold turkey. WTF!!!!!!!!!
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I used it in my pg too and I was still nursing my dd then and it was prescribed by my mw who is very conscious of bf'ing so I *think* she would have warned me if it wasn't safe- but an aside---the thing she also strongly recommended was washing down there with baking soda and taking acidophilos orally to help return that area to the normal balance with the ph and normal flora and all that
One more thing...what is acidophilos and can I get it over the counter? Thanks!
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have you tried grapefruit seed extract and colloidial silver?
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acidophilus is a active culture that helps regrow your normal flora which helps keep bad bugs at bay---when you take antibiotics yu kill the good and bad bugs (not literally bugs but you know what I mean) --you can definitely buy it over the counter at a health food store or a decent grocery store-it should be in the refrigerator- you can also get lactobacillus or if you really can't find those look for plain yogurt with active cultures and eat it like crazy and you can also put it down below
(using the applicator that comes with the metro cream works great)
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Both times they asked me if he took and formula and if I would consider weaning cold turkey. WTF!!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-10-2007, 07:29 PM   #10
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have you tried grapefruit seed extract and colloidial silver?
No, I haven't. I didn't even get a clue that I had this going on until last evening when it intensified But I'm writing all these tips down and I'm up for trying anything and everything that will allow me to continue bfing my ds

I see you're in JAX! I live about an hour north of you! I don't know any Cding/Bfing/etc... moms in my area (hopefully I'll meet some) Thanks for posting
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