View Full Version : Safe to take Diazepam when breastfeeding?

10-10-08, 09:53
Hi everybody,

I know, i should consult my GP first and i will next time i am there (trying to avoid going - you know what i mean!)
But do any of you know if it is safe to take diazepam whilst breastfeeding, just wondered if any of my fellow sufferers are breastfeeding mothers,as we are obviously limited to what we can take.
Most of the time i can cope with my home remedies etc but there are times that, if i knew it was safe to take one, i would. Please be rest assured everybody that i will not take it without medical advice first!!


10-10-08, 12:43
Contact your doctor or pharmacist about this matter but this was on netdoctor.co.uk

Not to be used in

A sudden worsening of any underlying lung disease (acute pulmonary insufficiency)
Slow, shallow breathing (respiratory depression)
Syndrome involving short spells when breathing stops during sleep (sleep apnoea syndrome) (http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/brain_nervous_system/snoring.htm)
Long-term psychotic illness
Phobias or obsessional states (http://community.netdoktor.com/ccs/uk/depression/facts/biology/article.jsp?articleIdent=uk.depression.facts.biolo gy.uk_depression_article_5047)
Severely decreased liver function
Breastfeeding (http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/health_advice/facts/breastfeeding.htm)

10-10-08, 14:36
Well I would talk to your Dr as he will weigh up the benefits and risks for you.

If you need to use diazepam how about you bottle feed instead, that way you will not need to worry about it at all.

11-10-08, 05:13
I would say definetly not, try and hold out till you see your gp as alcohol goes into your milk freely so i reckon these would do the same xx

11-10-08, 06:48
hi meemo
i just wanted to say i have a 7 month old whom i am stilll breastfeeding i have diazapam which was prescribed by gp was quite a small amount but was still able to take it

11-10-08, 08:10
Thanks everybody.
I will definately ask my GP next time i am there to check my thyroid (have thyroid problem) which will be beginning of next month.

11-10-08, 13:24
hiya, just want to let you know that my sis been on high diazapn 4 30 yrs and she took thro all her 3 kids, pregnancy and breastfeeding.. and theyre all fine!!! still sort out with your doc tho xx

11-10-08, 19:08
thanks bexy