Ask an expert
Question

20 Mar 2007

Gynea Please
My baby is now 7 weeks old, I breastfed him until last week but thought that my milk was not good anough and put him on formula. My milk supply got very low and I decided to get pills from the pharmacy to dry up my milk. I have finished the pills 2 days ago but I still have some milk. Now I do want to breastfeed my baby again and have heard that if i put him to breast, my milk supply will build up again. I just need to know if it is safe for me to breastfeed my baby after I have taken those pills for drying up your milk.

Please tell me this so that I can get breasfeeding as soon as possible again.

Thanks
Sonette
Answer 356 views
Expert
GynaeDoc
GYNAEDOC

01 Jan 0001

As long as you can produce milk, taking the pills would not be a problem.

Best wishes
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.
Voting Booth
Have you entered our Health of the Nation survey?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes
32% - 9433 votes
No
68% - 19974 votes
Vote