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Breastfeeding & Vyvanse carterbaby079 Due March 23 (boy); Illinois 185 posts
21st Jan '12

I'm 31 weeks and plan to breastfeed.. I'm only gonna BF up until 6 months.. Maybe 4 or 5 idk yet. I also have been talking to my doctor about Vyvanse for an extra boost of energy as I'm gonna be doing EVERYTHING all by myself. I get overwhelmed very easily. I hear it's safe to take Vyvanse while breastfeeding but I'm not sure how I feel about it since there aren't many studies on it. Has anyone else taken it while BF'ing and are there any side effects to it? Or should I just pump as much as I can for a few weeks and then start taking it after I have a decent stored supply? Suggestions??

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56009 posts
21st Jan '12

I would just start looking for a different way to get energy.

And pumping as much as you can won't do much. What will happen when you run out of stored milk and need to pump more? That drug will still be in your system.

I haven't looked at what Vyvanse is though.

carterbaby079 Due March 23 (boy); Illinois 185 posts
21st Jan '12
Quoting Kelly&Coralie:" I would just start looking for a different way to get energy. And pumping as much as you can won't ... [snip!] ... of stored milk and need to pump more? That drug will still be in your system. I haven't looked at what Vyvanse is though."


Well I'd stop when I ran out.. You can store Breastmilk for up to 6 months in the freezer, but idk how much I'd get out of pumping and storing.. Vyvanse is kinda like Adderol. ADHD medicine.

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56009 posts
21st Jan '12
Quoting carterbaby079:" Well I'd stop when I ran out.. You can store Breastmilk for up to 6 months in the freezer, but idk how much I'd get out of pumping and storing.. Vyvanse is kinda like Adderol. ADHD medicine."


Then you should talk with your doctor about it. See if the risk outweighs the benefit.

And stopping and starting meds is never good for your body.

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56009 posts
21st Jan '12

The more I read about it, the more I would look into a different medication or treatment.

It seems almost narcotic in it's chemical design.

Or formula feed if you NEED this medicine. There is nothing wrong with formula feeding becasue you need a medication

Sarah Smolkovich Due June 29 (girl); Buffalo, New York 7 posts
21st Jan '12

if you need energy, look into b12 injections....i'm sure is much safer than the vyvanse, google the vyvanse....it does pass through breast milk.

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56009 posts
21st Jan '12
Quoting Sarah Smolkovich:" if you need energy, look into b12 injections....i'm sure is much safer than the vyvanse, google the vyvanse....it does pass through breast milk."



B6, b12, vitamin d

get a good vitamin regimen. Get your thyriod tested to see if it is functioning properly



carterbaby079 Due March 23 (boy); Illinois 185 posts
21st Jan '12

Yea I've been asking about other options, I've taken Vyvanse before so I know it works for me, but I don't wanna do anything risky. I used to take b12, b6 and b-complex supplements and they didn't give me energy like people said they would. Are the injections more effective?

Spackgirrl Due July 3; 35 kids; Kansas 2897 posts
21st Jan '12

That stuff is like meth. Seriously it's a stimulant. Your body will become addicted to it. It's not supposed to be prescribed for "energy". It's supposed to help with ADHD. I would try to eat healthy, take vitamins, work out for more energy that way you can pump/breastfeed or whatever.

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56009 posts
21st Jan '12
Quoting carterbaby079:" Yea I've been asking about other options, I've taken Vyvanse before so I know it works for me, but I ... [snip!] ... b6 and b-complex supplements and they didn't give me energy like people said they would. Are the injections more effective?"



they *can* be. It's more of a quick fix. A boost

I would get some lab work to see if you are deficient in anything.