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Breastfeeding with Lamictal

lucia257
lucia257

Hi, has anyone breastfed while being on Lamictal? I will also ask my neurologist during my next visit, just want to know if someone has an experience with it or if it had any side affect on the baby. I am on 2x100mg per day. Thank you.

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oldestnewest

Yep! Absolutely no concern about doing so :0) my little girl is 20 months and going strong!

I’ll also add that I take a LOT more than you do so I’d definitely go ahead. I’m on 1250mg am and midday, and 1500mg pm.

lucia257
lucia257
in reply to TabbyT

Thank you TabbyT! Great to hear that! And amazing that your baby girl is doing well :)

TabbyT
TabbyT
in reply to lucia257

Sorry, I’m getting my doses muddled 🙄 that’s my Keppra dosage. I take Lamictal alongside it at 200mg am and pm, and 100mg midday. Are you pregnant or just doing ‘homework’? No worries if you’d rather not answer personal questions!

lucia257
lucia257
in reply to TabbyT

No worries :) thank you for replying, I am actually 22 weeks pregnant and doing my homework :)) I really want to breastfeed but I want to make sure it is safe and it has only good impact on baby and no side effects or not bringing any risk in any way I can control.

Hidden
Hidden

Lucia257: I just found out that you need to clean your teeth well after taking Lamotrigine (Lamictal). Clean well both sides of the teeth and as soon as you can after taking that medication

lucia257
lucia257
in reply to Hidden

Hi ma7anatha, thank you for your reply. Do you know why is that? Never heard about that, would like to find out more if you know. Looks like we learn something new every day :) Any idea how is it linked to a breastfeeding? Thank you

Hidden
Hidden
in reply to lucia257

Hello lucia257

Here is a link that might help you. This is strictly in reference to teeth. I am sorry I don't know about pregnancy. I try to warn about lamotrigine

healthunlocked.com/epilepsy...

EpilepsyAction1
EpilepsyAction1Administrator

Hi

If you want to breastfeed taking epilepsy medicines shouldn’t usually stop you. But talk to your midwife or infant feeding adviser first, for advice about how to breastfeed safely. The advice they give will depend on the epilepsy medicine you are taking as well as your baby’s health and the type of seizure you have.

We have some more information about pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and looking after a baby on our website that you might find helpful.

epilepsy.org.uk/info/daily-life/having-baby

If we can be of any more help, please feel free to contact the Epilepsy Action Helpline.

epilepsy.org.uk/info/support/helpline

Regards

Jess

Epilepsy Action Helpline Team

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