my granddaughter had a c-section on saturday and is breastfeeding and doctor in hospital perscribed PERCOCET.
I DONT LIKE THAT AT ALL ? FEEDBACK PL.
This is not an unusual practice. For one thing, her breast milk probably hasnt fully come in yet and the baby is getting colustrum. Even if her milk has come in, the amount of drug in the breastmilk is very small. When Drs consider these things, there is a risk to benefit ratio. Her Dr has decided the risk to the baby is smaller than the benefit to the mother. A c-section is very painful and without a bit of pain medication it would be difficult for her to even hold her baby and relax enough for the milk to come down. It would be difficult for her to move around as she needs to, which can increase the risks of pneumonia and blood clots. A c-section is major abdominal surgery and I dont think it is right to consider that someone who has had major abdominal surgery go without pain medication. However, she does need to consider that some medication can be released into the breastmilk and may sedate her baby some, so she should use it only when needed and take no more or often than directed. Relax grandmom! Many, many breastfeeding mothers who have had c-sections get Percocet and their babies are just fine-no harm done! Most post op moms are not given more than a few days supply of Percocet anyway. After a few days post op she should be able to be up and about just taking some acetaminophen as needed until she is healed enough to be without any pain meds.
- Percocet Information for Consumers
- Percocet Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Percocet (detailed)
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