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The Motherisk Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy (NVP) Forum

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Forum > Treatment: Diclectin
Using Diclectin after delivery

NVP Counsellor
Date: 2007-02-01

Question:
My daughter has had to take diclectin through most of her pregnancy. Does she need to come off the diclectin prior to giving birth? Can she still breastfeed if she has been on this medicaton?

Answer:
Women who have suffered severe NVP throughout pregnancy usually find the NVP goes away right after delivery, often within a few hours, so they do not require the Diclectin any more. However, if they do need to take it for a short while longer, it is safe to use and breastfeed, as minimal amounts are excreted in the breastmilk, not enough to have any adverse effects on the baby.

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