Antacids (Maalox, Mylanta, Tums) Histamine H2 blockers/proton-pump inhibitors for acid reflux and heartburn (Zantac, Pepcid AC, Prilosec) Laxatives (Metamucil, Colace) Antihistamines (such as Claritin; Benadryl is also safe but may cause infant drowsiness)
What heartburn medicine can I take while breastfeeding?
Heartburn / Indigestion
- Pepto Bismol.
Can I take antacid while breastfeeding?
Yes, it is absolutely safe for a breastfeeding mom to take antacids as directed. The calcium and magnesium in antacids like Maalox and Tums are absorbed into your bloodstream, but they won’t have a significant effect on your breast milk.
Is Zantac 150 safe while breastfeeding?
Ranitidine (Zantac) is another sort of drug used for heartburn. Again, very little gets into the milk. It is used (overused actually) to treat “reflux” in babies and if we can give it to babies directly, we can give it to breastfeeding mothers. The baby will get much less in the milk than when given it directly.
Is Pepcid safe for breastfeeding?
Safe During Breastfeeding: Famotidine, an ingredient in Pepcid Complete, passes to the infant in breast milk. Animal studies have shown depressed growth at doses 600 times that typically prescribed to or taken by humans. Due to the potential for adverse side effects, caution should be taken when breastfeeding.
Why do I still get heartburn after pregnancy?
Often, this increased pressure can push the acid in your stomach up past the LES and back into your esophagus, causing heartburn. While your heartburn will likely stop after giving birth, if you breast-feed, your hormones may change again to trigger heartburn.
What helps with heartburn while breastfeeding?
The main way to prevent acid reflux while breastfeeding is to avoid consuming foods that can cause acid reflux.
If your baby is dealing with acid reflux, you can try to treat their symptoms by:
- Doing smaller, more frequent feeds.
- Feeding your baby upright.
- Thickening breast milk.
- Burping your baby more frequently.
What medicines to avoid while breastfeeding?
Breastfeeding women should avoid aspirin and products containing aspirin (this includes Pepto Bismal taken for an upset stomach), as well as products containing naproxen (Aleve). In contrast, acetominophen (Tylenol) and ibuprofin (Motrin, Advil) are not known to have any negative effects on nursing babies.
What medications decrease milk supply?
Which medications limit your milk supply?
- Antihistamines like diphenhydramine (Benadryl) and cetirizine (Zyrtec)
- Birth control pills containing estrogen.
- Decongestants and other medications containing pseudoephedrine, like Sudafed, Zyrtec-D, Claritin-D and Allegra-D.
- Fertility medications like clomiphene (Clomid)
Which drugs are contraindicated during breastfeeding?
Drugs contraindicated during breastfeeding include anticancer drugs, lithium, oral retinoids, iodine, amiodarone and gold salts. An understanding of the principles underlying the transfer into breast milk is important, as is an awareness of the potential adverse effects on the infant.
Is it OK to take ranitidine while breastfeeding?
Ranitidine passes into breast milk. It doesn’t appear to be harmful to a nursing infant, but you shouldn’t take it while breastfeeding unless it’s considered essential by your doctor.
Does heartburn affect breast milk?
Calcium containing antacids generally rely on the neutralising properties of calcium carbonate (Rennie Rap-Eze® Settlers ®. Most commercial products contain a mixture of ingredients. None of the ingredients in antacids are likely to pass into breastmilk as they only act locally to neutralise excess stomach acid.