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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:17 pm 
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Has anyone ever taken subutex while breastfeeding? I have heard conflicting stories about the safety during breastfeeding. Will it pass through to the baby? I am taking about 4-5 mg. She seems very unhappy when she breast feeds compared to when I give her formula. :( I dont want to hurt her. She is only a month old. Thank you!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:48 pm 
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i havnt had my baby yet, im a couple days over due, but i did ask my dr about breast feeding, hes a sub dr and ob, he said it was safe and that very little passed into the breast milk, and what did, wouldnt effect the baby because it only is absorbed under the tongue, have u tried maybe consulting a lactation consultant, maybe its just a minor problem that one could help out with, like not a good latch, im not really experienced with bfing yet lol hope it works out for you tho :)


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Hi, I am brand new here and know this thread is a few weeks old, but still wanted to put my answer in.

I was started on Subutex when 6 weeks pregnant (when i found out).

Healthy baby boy.

I chose to breastfeed after looking into it.

My boy nursed for almost a year and was happy and healthy. I don't think any Sub gets to the baby, due to the way bupe needs to be absorbed.

Don't be afraid of nursing- it's a great bonding experience (which can help your resolve to stay sober, it did mine) and has so many benefits to the baby.

My doctor switched me to Suboxone after I gave birth, and knew I was nursing and was ok with it (although I was probably his first one who did so)

Good luck :)


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oh I forgot to add:

Baby being fussy after nursing can be due to your diet- certain foods can cause gas in the newborn- particularly broccoli, cabbage, and brusselsprouts (for me)

Not to mention most babies go through a "colicky phase" sometime between 1-3 weeks old.

my son got gas every night for a week or two right at the beginning- we gave him gas drops (as per his pediatrician) and he eventually grew out of it.

Formula can actually be rougher on their bodies- mother's milk is uniquely composed of everything a baby needs and nothing it doesn't (no fillers, no foreign proteins, etc)

For more info on these matters I recommend seeking out La Leche League, or even doing searches on baby sites like Baby Center or circle of moms.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:11 pm 
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Hello!

I have never breastfed i'm about 17weeks pregnant, but what i can say is i have been sent to a specialist because of the subutex and i'm on 16mg a day and i asked him about breastfeeding and he said its totally okay because very little of the medication passes through the breast milk. He sounded very knowledgeable and very sure of what he was talking about, he deals with patients on sub all the time. but always ask your doc or pedi they know best. good luck to you and your little one=)


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i just had my baby last week, and have been breast feeding, i am right now actually lol... everyone at the hospital was fine with me feeding him bm, im about to post my birth story too with more info on why i had to pump and give him formula after he was born...


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