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  • Bactrim safety?

    I was prescribed bactrim for a strep infection bc I am allergic to penicillins. My pharmacist said to pump and dump for 10days!! I am worried ten days would lead to weaning my 13 month is, and I am not ready for that!! Advice, please?

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    Hi, thanks for your post.

    I do not believe it is necessary to pump and dump on bactrim while feeding a 13 month old. Older children metabolize the two components in bactrim quite well. Only about 2-6% of mother's dose ends up in the breastmilk and that is far less than what is prescribed directly to infants for their own infections.

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