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Dear Dr. Clark, I was prescribed penicillin 500 mg and hydrocodone bt-ibu 7.5 - 200 tab. Can I still nurse my 7 month old baby? I need to start taking penicillin ASAP, but I have postponed doing it out of concern for my baby' safety. I have not taken hydrocodone either as it is for after my surgery. Thank you.
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Since Dr Clark is offline, I would like to assist,
For a 7 month old baby, studies suggest that doses of Hydrocodone less than 30 mg/ day are likely to be safe
However, the baby needs to be monitored for drowsiness, adequate weight gain, and developmental milestones, especially in younger, exclusively breastfed infants.
And you should be weaned to non opiod analgesics as soon as feasible
Contact your doctor if the child appears to be drowsy or does not remain active,
but otherwise you can breastfeed the baby
Read more here
Considered safe while breastfeeding when taken short-term and preferably AFTER a nursing session rather than before.
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And I apologize if you still want Dr Clarke to answer, I just wanted to provide you the correct answer as soon as possible,
Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX Is the penicillin safe as well?
Thank you very, very much! Have a great day!