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    A mother has been prescribed 750mg Levaquin once a day for 5 days for a UTI. A provider at a minute clinic advised her to pump and dump for one week. Infant is 8 months old. She is concerned infant will wean due to this. Thank you. Nicole Chaney, RN

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    NicoleC,

    Levaquin is rated an L2-limited data-probably compatible. The amount transferred into breast milk is 10.5-17.2% of moms dose. C[COLOR=#333333][FONT=lucida grande]oncentrations in milk peak around 1-1.8 hours and at levels close to maternal plasma levels, so it is important that mom wait a minimum of 2-3 hours to breastfeed after a dose. Monitor the infant for vomiting, diarrhea, rash and thrush.

    Sandra Lovato R.N.
    InfantRisk Center
    806-352-2519[/FONT][/COLOR]

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      The entry for Levofloxacin in Medications and Mothers' Milk doesn't cite many studies, but it takes what research has been done and extrapolates what the levels in milk would probably be and when the amounts would peak. I'll email you a PDF of the entry in case you'd like to go through it with your doctor.

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