I haven't breastfed or pumped all day but im engorged an i'm afraid something bad could happen to my baby if i feed him since i haven't since last night after i was given the doses. Would it be safe to feed him after 24hrs and could the milk be contaminated? My baby is 1 1/2 month by the way... Thanks!
You should be ok to breast feed your baby as the literature states the following:
Morphine is excreted into human milk in trace amounts. Adverse effects in the nursing infant are unlikely. Morphine is considered compatible with breast-feeding by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
- Morphine Information for Consumers
- Morphine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Morphine (detailed)
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