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#1 of 5 Old 05-01-2004, 02:09 AM - Thread Starter
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i was diagnosed with bacterial vaginitis this week . i did mention to the PA that i was breastfeeding and she saw the baby. however, when i picked up my prescription, i read the insert and it said 'do not take when breastfeeding' : .

so now what? i'd rather take a different path on this, anyway. i checked kellymom to see what else i could take, but vaginitis didn't come up under the search.
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What is the name of the medication? I'm assuming it's oral?
There is the "do not take while breastfeeding" warning on most medications. It's not always neccessary.
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it is called metronidazole and it says 'this drug is excreted into breastmilk. do not use while breastfeeding. consult your doctor.'
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Flagyl (metronidazole) is commonly prescribed for lactating women. If you have concern about taking it orally while breastfeeding you might ask for the vaginal Metrogel that has less systemic absorption. Another thought, if you'd like to skip antibiotics altogether is to try boric acid suppositories or check out this link at Susun Weed's forum: http://www.herbshealing.com/weedforu...?TOPIC_ID=1182

There are other ways to treat this problem!
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Just wanted to say that I have used boric acid capsules with great success. When I was prego and had vaginitis my midwife prescribed them for me. They worked great and were super cheap. HTH.
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