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81mg baby aspirin while nursing a toddler...is it safe?

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
(x-posted in main Breastfeeding)

I have a call into my Ped, but thought I would ask here as well.

I just found out I'm pregnant for the 3rd time this year. The last 2 pregnancies ended in miscarriage, and my OB said that taking baby aspirin (81mg) would not hurt and may help. My 28 month old is still nursing just 2-3 times per day and gets very little milk, it's mostly for comfort.

I'm wondering if taking 81mg aspirin would put him at risk for Reye's Syndrome. I read something on the internet that said 500mg every 6 hours was NOT considered a high dose. So would 81mg once a day be okay?

Thanks
post #2 of 5
http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/search

Does this link work for you? Just click on the Aspirin in blue.
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
It didn't work, but I navigated around the site to find aspirin under the LactMed category.

So it says a single low dose of aspirin daily is unlikely to cause problems, and waiting 1-2 hours to nurse after taking it is a good idea. That I can do. I am worried that the risk of Reye's syndrome is unknown. I don't want to harm my little one.

Thanks so much for the link!
post #4 of 5
I'm glad you figured out how to work LactMed, I find it so helpful! I agree, the risks are small especially compared to miscarriage. And I've known a few people who have had success with the baby aspirin. Good luck to you.
post #5 of 5
I did it in my 3rd pregnancy. DD was 2 at the time. Baby asprin is best taken before bed, so I would nurse DD to sleep then take it.

good luck in your pregnancy
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