Originally Posted by cj'smommy
Thanks. They perscribed it to me when my incision had to be re-opened to prevent infection and told me it was safe. She swears that they told her to stop. sigh. So now the poor baby has an ear infection and doesn't have his momma to comfort him.
She doesn't believe me that it's safe and thinks formula is easier anyway.
She may have been looking for "permission" to quit. But if not, here's what LactMed has to say, which is the most up to date information, maintained by the National Library of Medicine:
Summary of Use during Lactation:
Cephalexin is acceptable to use during breastfeeding. Limited information indicates that maternal doses of cephalexin up to 1 gram produce low levels in milk that are not expected to cause adverse effects in breastfed infants. Occasionally, disruption of the infant's gastrointestinal flora, resulting in diarrhea or thrush, have been reported with cephalosporins, but these effects have not been adequately evaluated.