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Pumping - on meds

Postby nicolea » Sat Oct 03, 2009 11:05 am

by nicolea (17 Posts), Sat Oct 03, 2009 11:05 am

I have been pumping milk for my surro-sweetie but her mom said that she's not doing well with it. I've watched my diet, kept it bland. The only thing I can think of is that I'm taking Procardia. Could this cause crying fits? I read that it is expressed in breast milk but is not harmful for the baby...

I go to my OB on Monday and I'll ask (again) if it's safe to take...

I worked so hard to build my supply and it's really helped me not go crazy while on PP bedrest. Every 2 hours it's exciting because it's time to pump.

I'll be so upset if I can't provide for her. How will I pass the day? :giggle:
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Re : Pumping - on meds

Postby sonja » Sat Oct 03, 2009 11:30 am

by sonja (5658 Posts), Sat Oct 03, 2009 11:30 am

You are an angel!!!

(I have no idea about why the little on isn't happy with the milk - I would consider checking with a lactation consultant as well.)
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Re : Pumping - on meds

Postby patty » Sat Oct 03, 2009 11:38 am

by patty (667 Posts), Sat Oct 03, 2009 11:38 am

I doubt it is the procardia. I have taken it postpartum with several of mine and it is one of the preferred bp drugs for lactating women. If the little one was premature it could be reflux issues which are extremely common though they often grow out of them they sometimes need meds to be comfortable in the beginning.
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Re : Pumping - on meds

Postby trish » Sat Oct 03, 2009 12:39 am

by trish (2949 Posts), Sat Oct 03, 2009 12:39 am

I took Procardia PP too & mine had no issues with it. She did have reflux though (but I'm sure that had nothing to do with the BP med as it started in the hospital before I was even on Procardia yet).
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Re : Pumping - on meds

Postby nicolea » Sat Oct 03, 2009 01:50 pm

by nicolea (17 Posts), Sat Oct 03, 2009 01:50 pm

Thanks for the feedback. I had doubted it was the meds, but figured I would ask.
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Postby sheri-ct » Sat Oct 03, 2009 03:04 pm

by sheri-ct (685 Posts), Sat Oct 03, 2009 03:04 pm

You are amazing! I agree with the others, I don't think it's the meds. I am taking 60 mg of Procarda and my little one is not having any issues. Could the baby have reflux? It is pretty common with preemies.

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Re : Pumping - on meds

Postby nicolea » Sat Oct 03, 2009 08:25 pm

by nicolea (17 Posts), Sat Oct 03, 2009 08:25 pm

Well, her mom decided formula will be best. Shucks.
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Re : Pumping - on meds

Postby amandaoasis » Sat Oct 03, 2009 09:15 pm

by amandaoasis (541 Posts), Sat Oct 03, 2009 09:15 pm

Oh, that's too bad! I want to second how amazing it is that you were willing (and happily even) to pump for the baby. I pumped for my son for 8 months and it was rarely a happy event. Good for you.
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Re : Pumping - on meds

Postby nicolea » Sun Oct 04, 2009 09:52 pm

by nicolea (17 Posts), Sun Oct 04, 2009 09:52 pm

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Originally posted by amandaoasis

Oh, that's too bad! I want to second how amazing it is that you were willing (and happily even) to pump for the baby. I pumped for my son for 8 months and it was rarely a happy event. Good for you.



When I'm done pumping, it means everything pregnancy is over for me. It's not an easy pill to swallow. :(
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