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Old 02-16-2013, 02:10 AM   #1
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Anyone know if its safe to take while nursing? My nursling is 7 weeks. 3 older kiddos tested positive yesterday, just kinda thinking ahead should I start getting symptoms.


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Old 02-16-2013, 08:13 AM   #2
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Re: Tamiflu

The real question is, is Tamiflu safe for you? And I don't think that there are any published studies about nursing while taking Tamiflu, so I am not sure that "yes it is" is based on science. I think that it doesn't cross into the milk in significant quantities, but even small quantities may be harmful to would not take it. ever. It's one of the scary ones, for me.
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Yes, I believe it is safe. I took it while in the 3rd trimester of my 4th pregnancy when I started getting sick with swine flu. I am asthmatic and my midwife who is very anti-meds strongly suggested I go with it in our circumstances. My children all took it too because they have health issues (one of my children is immunocompromised) and my DH was the only one that did not. He was so sick he literally was in bed for a week with a 104 degree temperature and ended up needed an inhaler, and he is typically never sick. I was fine which was a huge relief given the risk factors. I would absolutely take Tamiflu again if I was at risk and I don't typically take meds for much of anything.

Hope your family is all feeling better quickly!
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