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  • Mom on antibiotics breastfeeding, baby on antibiotics for sinus infection

    Hello,
    I'm currently breastfeeding and suffering from mastitis. I was prescribed Keflex 500mg three times a day for 10 days. I know that antibiotic is compatible with breastdeeding. In addition to that though, my 8 month old is going to be put on an antibiotic for a sinus infection. I just wanted to make sure it was okay that I continue to breastfeed when the baby and I are both on antibiotics? I just don't want her little body to be taking in too much medicine from the both of us. Thanks so much.

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    Alyson,

    Keflex is probably ok to nurse with, only 0.39-1.47% of your dose transfers into breast milk. Take your medicine after nursing so that you have a break before nursing again. Monitor for vomiting, diarrhea, rash and thrush. The fact that your infant will be on an antibiotic at the same time may slightly increase the risk of GI upset and thrush.

    Sandra Lovato R.N.
    InfantRisk Center

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