Pregnancy: Age 35+ Community
Soma and breastfeeding
About This Community:

A community of expecting mothers (35+ Years Old) offering support through pregnancy and childbirth. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Soma and breastfeeding

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.
Related Discussions
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
377493_tn?1356505749
I have not heard of this particular medication, but just went through something similar.  I was prescribed an anti anxiety medication for post partum depression.  The prescribing Dr. (a physciatrist) was confident it was fine to use.  The pharmacist told me it was not recommended while breast feeding, and my son's pediatrician also recommended not to be on it while breastfeeding.  I opted to stop nursing at 4 months as I was responding well to the medication and it was very important I be on it.

I would get a second opinion, and also talk to the pharmacist (they are, in my opinion) the best source of information on medication..after all, it's what they do for a living.  Then you will have to weigh the information and come to your own conclusion.  Make sure you have a list of all possible and likely side effects for the baby.

Good luck to you!
Blank
231441_tn?1333896366
THere are other painkillers that are compatible with breastfeeding.  Your pharmacist would be the best one to tell you about this.  Then get your doctor to prescribe appropriately.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Top Pregnancy Answerers
7174950_tn?1406664709
Blank
tishaxx
134578_tn?1404951303
Blank
AnnieBrooke
OR
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
spade22
MO
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
proudmommytobe15
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
m_r_p
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Cindy0624
Blank
Pregnancy Tracker
Track your pregnancy
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
6077797_tn?1431358527
Blank
veronica0808 19 weeks today.. baby movem... Comment
6 mins ago
6077797_tn?1431358527
Blank
veronica0808, krichar, and KeeLolo commented on veronica0808's status
8 mins ago
4625099_tn?1431317905
Blank
Grace358 commented on photo
6 hrs ago
Pregnancy: Age 35+ Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Pregnancy Answerers
7174950_tn?1406664709
Blank
tishaxx
134578_tn?1404951303
Blank
AnnieBrooke
OR
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
spade22
MO
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
proudmommytobe15
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
m_r_p
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Cindy0624