Antibiotic Question

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-04-2008
Antibiotic Question
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Tue, 08-25-2009 - 8:05pm
I can't find Cephalexin on the list of medications on Kellymom. Does anyone know if it's an acceptable antibiotic to take while breastfeeding? I already started taking it because the doctor said it would be fine, but I thought I would check here as well! Can anyone help?
Lilypie Breastfeeding Ticker
Community Leader
Registered: 06-10-2008
Tue, 08-25-2009 - 8:46pm

Yep, that's commonly known as Keflex. That's one of the go-to antibiotics for mastitis among other things. Absolutely fine for nursing moms. As with any antibiotic, make sure to take acidophilus to reduce the risk of thrush: http://www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/thrush/preventing-thrush.html


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