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Old 04-14-2012, 07:13 AM   #1
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Can Valtrex lower by milk supply?

One week ago my Dr prescribed me Valtrex for treatment of genital herpes. I am breastfeeding a 2-month old baby. I have notice that my milk supply is lower this week. I thought that it was due to the stress and depression that I experienced after being diagnose with the condition and I am trying to relax and accept the news in order to avoid affecting my baby emotionally. Two days ago I forgot to take the medicine and yesterday my milk supply was back. Yesterday I took the medicine again and today the milk supply is low again.
Can Valtrex affect my milk supply? How can I avoid affecting milk supply without stopping the medication? Can Valtrex affect my baby? Should I stop Valtrex while breastfeeding?

 
Old 06-12-2012, 09:31 PM   #2
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Re: Can Valtrex lower by milk supply?

Mara805:
It would be a good idea for you to go back to your OB/GYN and have them answer some of those questions for you. You need to also let your regular doctor know you are breastfeeding so he can make sure the medicine is safe for your baby. Certain medicines can affect your milk supply, and if that is very important to you, then you need to talk to a professional, like an OB or a lactation specialist. When I was breastfeeding they put me on high blood pressure meds which dried up my milk, but I had to take it. Now I don't have to take the medicine, but now I don't have any more milk for my baby. Sometimes you can restart your breast milk supply, but its really difficult.
I hope you have success breastfeeding your baby.
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