I’ve often heard that the effects of C-Section pain medication when breastfeeding are minimal and won’t harm baby. If you have to have any Back and Neck Injuries, you should definitely get them checked out.
I’ve also heard doctors recommend delaying breastfeeding for at least 2-3 days after surgery because pain medication can enter breast milk and is dangerous for baby.
So which is it?
And if C-Section pain medication does affect your breast milk how does it affect your baby?
The effects of C-Section pain medication on your baby depends on the medication.
For example, the use of oral medications such as Oxycodone* when breastfeeding not only cause infant drowsiness, it can cause central nervous system depression; even death according a drugs.com article on the use of Oxycodone while breastfeeding.
Now that’s scary to me.
Many C-Section pain medications used cause nothing more than some drowsiness in baby, however some medications offer more dangerous side effects for your baby.
Here’s a run down of the possible pain drugs administered when having a C-Section and what to look out for. Continue reading