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Amoxicillin 500mg Clopton™ 2 kids; Tulsa, OK, United States 3233 posts
8th Mar '13

Is it safe to take while BFing?

j.a.c 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Virginia 2165 posts
8th Mar '13

yes i believe so.

Clopton™ 2 kids; Tulsa, OK, United States 3233 posts
8th Mar '13

I hope so. I was just prescribed 10 days worth. I've had a sinus infection since February 9th and pink eye off and on for 2 weeks. I hope this antibiotic knocks them both out. I'm done feeling like crap. I didn't want to take any medication while breastfeeding but I can't take it anymore.

Sam H. 17 kids; New York 560 posts
8th Mar '13

it's safe during pregnancy soo lol

Devil Duckie 3 kids; New York 48700 posts
8th Mar '13

I just took it in Jan for the flu and I'm 30 weeks pregnant today. Perfectly safe, and will make you feel a TON better even with the first pill.

Clopton™ 2 kids; Tulsa, OK, United States 3233 posts
8th Mar '13
Quoting Sam H.:" it's safe during pregnancy soo lol"


Well cool.

Clopton™ 2 kids; Tulsa, OK, United States 3233 posts
8th Mar '13
Quoting Devil Duckie:" I just took it in Jan for the flu and I'm 30 weeks pregnant today. Perfectly safe, and will make you feel a TON better even with the first pill. "


I just took my first dose and the pressure if finally taking it easy... Lol.

usernametx Texas 19748 posts
9th Mar '13
Quoting Sam H.:" it's safe during pregnancy soo lol"


I think people have different ideas of 'safe' though. Antibiotics during pregnancy changes the bacteria inside the mother, which then changes the baby's first exposure - meaning it's a negative one and then there is less good bacteria available to colonize in the baby's gut. There's research showing the range of conditions caused by antibiotic use during pregnancy and on infants and young children, and the need for good gut bacteria is widely known. There are some good alternatives to antibiotics.

usernametx Texas 19748 posts
9th Mar '13

I'd recommend taking some probiotics whilst you're taking the antibiotics and for a while after. They can cause you to develop thrush and your baby can get it too, which can cause a lot of pain. If you have an infection they'll assist your immune system anyway :)

Clopton™ 2 kids; Tulsa, OK, United States 3233 posts
9th Mar '13
Quoting Mama*AtoZ:" I'd recommend taking some probiotics whilst you're taking the antibiotics and for a while after. They ... [snip!] ... your baby can get it too, which can cause a lot of pain. If you have an infection they'll assist your immune system anyway :)"


Thank you. I just started the antibiotics last night. Can I get the probiotics at Walmart? We just experienced thrush two weeks ago and I'm not looking forward to getting it again! I wanted to rip my nipples off. :?

usernametx Texas 19748 posts
9th Mar '13

You might not get it again, but if you are prone to candida then it's more likely. I like Biocare probiotics, i get them from wholefoods or the natural health/health food store. Usually if they aren't in the fridge section then they won't work. They have ones for infants that you could both take, they should have at least 1 billion bacteria per serving in them. They're pricey so i only take them for short periods.



natural live yoghurt can help and if you put it on your nipples it can treat thrush too. I wish i had known that before i spent months trying things that didn't work!

Sam H. 17 kids; New York 560 posts
9th Mar '13
Quoting Mama*AtoZ:" I think people have different ideas of 'safe' though. Antibiotics during pregnancy changes the bacteria ... [snip!] ... and young children, and the need for good gut bacteria is widely known. There are some good alternatives to antibiotics."


Amox is a class B drug, which is just as safe as tylenol. Yes good bacteria is good for mom and baby, but an infection is wayyyy worse.

usernametx Texas 19748 posts
9th Mar '13
Quoting Sam H.:" Amox is a class B drug, which is just as safe as tylenol. Yes good bacteria is good for mom and baby, but an infection is wayyyy worse."


good preventative care can help to avoid infections though, as opposed to antibiotics weaking the immune system and increasing some infections. Sometimes they are prescribed for silly reasons too, and sometimes there are other ways to fix infections. The long term problems some kids may have from their mothers taking antibiotics are so much worse than some infections that could've been treated differently. I suppose it depends on the problem.