I have major back problems, so the dr. prescribed me Soma. Soma is a pain killer, but I'm worried about taking it because I'm breastfeeding. My dr. said it's ok to take while breastfeeding, but what I read on the internet it says do not take while breastfeeding. I have a call out to the lactaction nurse but she has not called me back yet. Has anyone heard of the pill Soma and should I take this while breastfeeding? I would love to hear opions on this.
I use to take Soma and something else called Parafon Forte for back problems before I got pregnant. I was told that Soma is present in breast milk and could affect the baby. My doctor said if I needed it while breastfeeding that I would have to stop nursing until I stopped the medicine. I decided to just stop the medicine completely.
I"m so frustrated because I don't understand why my dr. is saying it's ok to take while breastfeeding. I don't want to stop breastfeeding either. He said the only other thing he can prescibe me is a ladadine patch (spelled wrong). I think it's going to end up with me not taking anything and to try to cope with the pain.
I would speak to a LC or seek a second opinion. I am not sure what kind of pain you are in, but I do know that there are plenty of pain medications that ARE compatible with breastfeeding. Otherwise those of us who had c-sections wouldn't have been able to breastfeed! You can even ask a pharmacist for some compatible recommendations and then speak to your dr about them and seeing if he agrees that they are appropriate for you.
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