Bupre, breastfeeding and weaning

Will my baby withdraw? Is my baby addicted? Can I have an epidural on Suboxone? Will buprenorphine hurt my baby? Can I breast feed on Suboxone? What medication-assisted treatment is best?
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Bupre, breastfeeding and weaning

Post by won » Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:06 am

Hi all together,
I am back after years. My boy is well although I kept taking 0,6 mg bupre a day while nursing.
Now I want to stop both things.
As I want to use lyrica or oxazepam as helpers, I want to stop the nursing first. My boy is now 31 months and he some days doesn't drink already.
BUT NOW my doctor says that I can't stop nursing, that I have to wean the bupre first, so that we can wean together. I do not agree with him, what do you ppl say and know?

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Re: Bupre, breastfeeding and weaning

Post by docm2 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:10 am

Not that it would make much difference but are you taking 6 mg or 0.6 mg of buprenorphine daily? Kids are weaned frequently while their moms are on a stable dose of buprenorphine. I haven't seen any specific problems following about a dozen through the process.
You didn't ask, but I wouldn't be a fan of oxazepam or any other benzo during your weaning and discontinuation of buprenorphine.

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Re: Bupre, breastfeeding and weaning

Post by won » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:38 pm

I take 0,6 mg buprenorphine daily. My son now didn't nurse since 4 days without any problems. That means that there won't be any withdrawal for him anymore, right?

About the benzos, yes, I know what you mean, but I did it with it earlier, and I wouldn't take it throughout the whole process, but only when taking a next step.

And thanks for the reply!

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Re: Bupre, breastfeeding and weaning

Post by docm2 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:04 pm

That means that there won't be any withdrawal for him anymore, right?
So how did he do? I didn't think he would have any withdrawal but would like to hear what you experienced.
Also curious, are you in the USA? Oxazepam (Serax) is used so rarely here.

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Re: Bupre, breastfeeding and weaning

Post by won » Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:41 pm

11 days without nursing and everything is fine, thanks God. Now I need not to be afraid of it anymore, right? Because my doctor said that the withdrawal symptoms can still occur after weeks, but I think he just used it to make me afraid and stop the buprenorphine earlier.
No, I am German, living in the Netherlands. Here they use oxazepam very much.

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