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Labor Medications: Oh yes, it affects breastfeeding.

by Laurie Chamberlin CD, ICCE, CLE

‘Will the pain medication I have in labor affect my baby?” asks my client Olivia with curious eyes. I think I know the answer she is hoping for and I don’t think I can give it to her. “Yes” I reply, to which I see a momentary flutter of disappointment cross her face. “Most medication reaches the baby in ten minutes.” At a lactation conference put on by the Breastfeeding Coalition of Placer County, Marsha Walker, RN, IBCLC says Fentanyl, a common pain medication used in labor, lasts about 2 hours in the mother and can last up to 13 hours in a baby. Babies should not be breastfed for 4 hours after administration. Often times mothers will receive more than one shot, that stacks up and may take a day or more for it to wear off in the baby.

Testimonial

I should first say, I would have never believed this if it didn't happen to me.  I'd never tried herbs before and although I wanted a second child desperately, I wasn't convinced it would work.  I called Herb Lore and got a lot of really helpful information.  Pam was so reassuring and confident when we had our consultation.  I hung up really feeling like everything she said (including the timing of my pregnancy) would really happen....and it did!!

It was so easy for me to get pregnant the first time, even at age 40!  And even the second time, which ended in a miscarriage. But after that, it wasn't easy. My husband and I consulted a fertility specialist who insisted on highly expensive and invasive procedures after all "time was of the essence" at age 42.  But I didn't want to do that, and so I was thrilled to have another option.  Herb Lore's Pre-Conception Tea and Vitex Tincture worked exactly as Pam said it would. I gave it the required time to get into my system and just as she said, I was pregnant in the summer. 

Pam was such a big help when I needed advice throughout the pregnancy. I had fears that this one wouldn't "stick", but it did, and we now have our healthy baby boy and I'm now 44!  We cannot thank Pam and Herb Lore enough for helping us to complete our family.  We wanted our daughter to have a brother or sister and with your help, that dream has become a reality!  We feel very fortunate and blessed!

I could go on and on about Herb Lore's great products and Pam's support.  She always sounds so cheerful, relaxed, calm and reassuring.  Words almost don't even describe how thankful we are!  We have two beautiful, healthy children! What a gift from God...we feel so blessed!  Pam and Herb Lore's products do amazing work, and I'm so glad we found you!

With our most sincere gratitude, L.& M.M.