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okay so I went to the dr and I have a horrible sinus infection---I've been dying. So he gave me some nasal spray and wants me on Amoxycillin! AH<br>
my son and hubby are allergic to this and so I asked what would happen if my little girl was--and she would "just get a rash and we'd know she was allergic too." ARE you kidding? my daugher is 4 weeks old--lets find out LATER! I also don't want to pass this crap into my pure daughter's body.<br><br>
I asked the dr if I REALLY needed antibiotics and he said yes---but it probably would clear up in a month or so on its own. I called the pregnancy risk hotline and they said there's only a small amount passed to my daughter--and I should get myself better....<br><br>
i've basically decided to just not sleep and be sick for a month because I really don't want to take this antibiotic! She's SOOO young!<br><br>
anyway any ifno is welcome--are they downplaying how much is passed from me to my baby? is it the same thing as giving her antibiotics?!!<br><br>
let me know if I'm making a bigger deal than I should---<br>
OR any tips of home remedies to kill this infection?<br><br>
my mom wants me to take collodial silver nose spray---is this for sure safe? (I don't have the time to do the research so hopefully someone here knows)<br>
---antiplague? gargle cayenne? I dunno Ideas please! thanks!
 

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I had a nasty two months with pneumonia. I was on antibiotics because it was really bad and I didn't really want to die. I looked over the list at kellymom with my doctor and we picked an appropriate antibiotic together. My babe did have a change in poop- a little more green and runny. But at that point I just needed to get better. Aside from the change in her diapers she was her cheerful, playful, happy baby self.<br><br>
The knee-jerk reaction here is to shun all traditional medicine (and for good reason). But there are times when you do need traditional medicine to get better. Natural remedies can get into breast milk, too. My LO broke out into a nasty rash from some homeopathic remedies I tried while battling the flu (pre-pneumonia). Check Kelly mom and talk again with your doctor. A good pharmacy will also have resources on what is and isn't safe for breast feeding moms.<br><br>
It is important that you get yourself better. I have found that it takes me *much* longer to heal when breast feeding. Leaving this to fix itself on its own may not be the best idea.
 

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Hey hun, like neko, my son did have a change in poo, it was watery and he was more unsettled.I have had them a few times as I have had mastitis about 4 times.<br><br>
But it is okay, the good out weights the bad <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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It's like giving her a VERY TINY dose of antibiotics. She would probably be OK, but you're her Mom and your worried. So can they try something in the cephalosporin class instead?
 

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I had to take antibiotics recently when I got a horrible case of strep throat. I did not notice a change in ds and I was very actively looking.<br><br>
I also had IV antibiotics after labor, because of something or another that I didn't understand and was not capable of consenting to or not and again no effects seen in ds.
 

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Amoxil is a good choice if you need something while breastfeeding. It's very specific to the types of bacteria that cause upper respiratory infections (so less side effects in the digestive tract. Her risk of allergy is very low (even with ds and dh). The amount passed into your breastmilk is very small<br>
(below is from the NIH library)<br>
Maternal Levels. After a single 1 gram oral dose of amoxicillin in 6 women, peak milk amoxicillin levels occurred 4 to 5 hours after the dose. Average milk levels were 0.69 mg/L (range 0.46 to 0.88 mg/L) at 4 hours and 0.81 mg/L (range 0.39 to 1.3 mg/L) at 5 hours after the dose.[1] Using these data, an exclusively breastfed infant would be expected to receive a maximum of about 0.1 mg/kg daily of amoxicillin with a maternal dose of 500 mg 3 times daily. This amounts to 0.25 to 0.5% of a typical infant amoxicillin dosage.<br>
As pp mentions loose stools is the most likely event. Hope this helps.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Amoxil is a good choice if you need something while breastfeeding. It's very specific to the types of bacteria that cause upper respiratory infections (so less side effects in the digestive tract. Her risk of allergy is very low (even with ds and dh). The amount passed into your breastmilk is very small<br>
(below is from the NIH library)<br>
Maternal Levels. After a single 1 gram oral dose of amoxicillin in 6 women, peak milk amoxicillin levels occurred 4 to 5 hours after the dose. Average milk levels were 0.69 mg/L (range 0.46 to 0.88 mg/L) at 4 hours and 0.81 mg/L (range 0.39 to 1.3 mg/L) at 5 hours after the dose.[1] Using these data, an exclusively breastfed infant would be expected to receive a maximum of about 0.1 mg/kg daily of amoxicillin with a maternal dose of 500 mg 3 times daily. This amounts to 0.25 to 0.5% of a typical infant amoxicillin dosage.<br>
As pp mentions loose stools is the most likely event. Hope this helps.</div>
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what do those amounts mean? that it's not very much passed to her or it's a lot?!! THANKS for all your comments--i may think about it a day or two more..but not play it out.
 

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It means the amount of Amoxil she'll be exposed to thru your milk will be less than 1% of the dose they would typically give another infant of her age... and that's at peak (the maximum she'll receive). so basically her exposure will be very minimal.
 
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