First of all, picking up medications, should evaluate their toxicity and possible adverse impact on the child's body. Therefore, you should choose those that have the least toxicity and poorly penetrate into breast milk. It is also important to discuss the need and safety of treatment with a specialist. In addition, it is advisable to consult a pediatrician at the expense of the possible side effects of drugs on the body of the baby.
Many medicines penetrate into the milk and can actually affect the mother and baby. Along with them, there are drugs that are absolutely safe for nursing mothers. For example, as analgesic and antipyretic you should not take medicines that have "Aspirin" or "Aspirin" but allowed "Paracetamol" and "Ibuprofen". If you have problems with the intestines can, without fear, to accept the "Smectite", calcium, enzymes like "Zantac", "Allochol", "Festal". Bad teeth can be safely treated under local anesthesia "Novocaine" or "Lidocaine".
Colds should not be afraid to breast feed, in this case a baby will receive antibodies against the causative agent of cold together with milk. Even if the mother was prescribed antibiotics, she does not have to interrupt breast-feeding. Just need to ask the doctor to prescribe the drug, not penetrating into the milk. These include drugs penicillin, "Erythromycin" and its analogues. If this is not possible, the child needs to give "Lactobacterin", able to protect his intestines from the harmful effects of antibiotics.
Any drug attached resume, in which shall be stated whether it is safe for pregnant and lactating women. Most drugs for local application of various ointments, rubbing and drops are not absorbed into the blood and, therefore, does not get into the milk. The exception is the solution of iodine that is easily absorbed through the skin, permanently inhibiting the thyroid gland of the mother and child. Therefore, it is desirable to use hydrogen peroxide, brilliant green or other disinfectant.
There are drugs that are not recommended women in lactation period, and not the children. For example, the "Luminal" taken by mom as a sleep aid, can have on a child side effects such as drowsiness, lethargy, reduction of the sucking reflex. But at the same time, he is in children's doses is often used to treat prolonged jaundice in newborns.