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    Hello everyone,
    I am a breastfeeding mother and I am wondering is there anything out there that is safe to take for frequency and ureathral pain....I can't seem to find a doctor who knows anything about ic where I live.


  • #2
    Well, where do you live? Maybe if you post in the "by Region" area on this site, someone will be able to help you find a good doctor.

    Good luck.
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    • #3

      i live in germany and Have been to 4 doc's already with no luck. Is there any herbal meds that are good for ic that are ok to take while breastfeeding?

      thanks for the help


      • #4
        Your doctor should be able to tell you which medications are safe while breastfeeding even if he/she isn't educated about interstitial cystitis.

        Stay safe

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        • #5
          Have you tried your lactation consultant? Tums are ok and they help with burning. I think pyridium is catergory B but I don't think its known if it passes into the milk. Maybe you could pump right after feeding, get some milk stored up, then take meds and feed breastmilk by bottle. This is my only suggestion, but be aware bottles can cause nipple confusion. A lactation consultant is your best bet!

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