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My back has been hurting for some time- but it has not come between me and my baby- I and not pick her up with out major pain and I feel so bad not being about to give her the 100% she needs. I BF only and she has never had solids or formula so she needs me to be very healthy.<br><br>
The problem is I have no insurance- my sister said I can get some emergancy insurance from the state (MI) but I am not sure even on how to do that- and it is sunday.<br><br>
Is there anything I can take that is safe for my baby- I never take anything- never- so I know I have to be in really bad pain to even ask. I feel so bad even thinking about pain meds but I also feel I am no good to her if she is fussy and I cant hold her.<br><br>
I do have some doans but I dont know if I can take that and my Ped is closed today. HELP<br><br>
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I don't know what area you're in but if you're able to call long distance you can call the nurses that I use frfom Egleston, which is a wonderful children's hospital.<br><br>
Children’s Call Center, 404.250.kids (5437).
 

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Motrin (advil, ibuprofen) is fine. 800 mg every 6 hours, max. It will help loosen you up and calm the pain. It's fine for bf.<br><br>
Heat, then ice, heat, then ice, on the back. Two hot water bottles--one with hot water, the other with cold water and ice cubes--will accomplish this well. 20 minutes of each, rotating. Heat loosens you up, cold shrinks swelling.<br><br>
Best of luck,<br><br>
mel
 

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oh, so sorry to hear you're in such pain. i think doan's is probably fine because i think the ingredients are something like acetominophin + caffeine, but i'm not sure on that, so check the ingredients and then make your own call. tylenol (acetominophin) and advil/motrin (ibruprofen) are both fine to take. did your care provider give you any pain relievers after the birth of your baby? after my first they gave me motrin (ibruprofen) to take home. i asked my pediatrician if it would get into my breastmilk and he said probably a leeetle bit, but it would be okay -- after all they do make infants' tylenol and motrin. if it's a muscle thing in your back i would say ibruprofen would probably help more than tylenol as it's a muscle relaxant as well as a pain reliever and tylenol does more to fight fever and pain -- at least that's my understanding. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> hope you feel better soon!<br><br>
you should defnitely check out the state insurance thing. i know a lot of states do have something like that.
 

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I was told to take ibuprofen (advil, motrin, or my fave, the cheap store brand <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">) for pain after a c section and nursing went fine.
 

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Dr. Sears says a very-very small amount of caffiene, acetamenifine (SP?) and even antibiotics get to baby. I could get the book and send you the exact percentages, but it is ike .5 to 1% goes to baby. Hope you feel better. Heat and cold on and off every twenty minutes. And try, try not to over extend and hurt it again.
 
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