public service announcement
Hopefully this helps someone….
For those who google/search SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM and breast feeding here is my cautionary tale;
One day when fed up with the corporate cold that would not go away, and, weird skin issues, and, generally feeling like crud our heroine goes to the Dr like a responsible citizen. The Dr prescribes a variety of miracle cures including SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM. The heroine does ask about breast feeding, the Dr does a quick check and says well…. It is ok, you should not have a problem… the baby is over 6m etc etc. So friendly pharmacist fills the order and says, oh, you will want to drink some water with this. A quick read of the info that came with the pills the heroine sees that breast feeding mothers should contact Dr but figured base covered there goes on with the course.
Our heroine tends to drink a lot of water already, 3 or 4 big cups a day, but suddenly is craving more water. She also notices that while pumping the 5oz that used to fly out in 5 min has turned into a laborious 30min to get 4oz. The baby starts being annoyed in the middle of the night like an angry cruse goer that the all night buffet is out of food… The final straw is a huge, ugly, painful, swollen, clogged duct. The heroine suffers stoically with hot compresses and force feeding the baby while pounding water. Finally, the story has a happy ending, by drinking an extra gallon of water the pain subsides.
Moral of the story – if you’re on SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM drink a HUGE amount of water
If I wasn’t on antibiotics I would swear that it was a mastitis it was really really awful.