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Breastfeeding and antibiotics

Breastfeeding and antibiotics

Question:

- Following an antibiotic treatment I had to stop breastfeeding. Is it possible / healthy to resume breastfeeding? (the secretion still exists, currently in smaller quantity).

Answer:


Typically, after you have finished administering antibiotics - if you have been certified to resolve the infection for which you have been advised of this therapeutic behavior - you may try to resume breastfeeding.
Usually any inflammatory condition causes a decrease in milk production until it disappears, so that the milk secretion may no longer provide enough nutrients, so most of the time, even if the milk returns, it does not have the same characteristics, neither quantitative nor qualitative being necessary to supplement it with milk powder products.
I recommend that before you start breastfeeding, you should seek the agreement of the doctor who prescribed the antibiotics, as well as monitor the evolution of the newborn's weight and the state of satiety that you can appreciate by the frequency with which you request meals and by the state of calm or agitation that gives proof
Dr. Ciprian Pop-Began
- Obstetrics and Gynecology - Clinical Hospital of Obstetrics-Gynecology Prof. Dr. Panait Sarbu

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