The Clyde Family

The Clyde Family

Friday, July 15, 2011



So, after my surgery, I have to be on Plavix for 3 months. The cardiology nurse at the clinic that I will have my heart repaired told me that I wont be able to breastfeed for that 3 months. I was DEVASTATED!!!!! I even planned on skipping the surgery until my baby was done breastfeeding, but I realize how important it is for me to get healthy, so I agreed to go along. As I prepare for bottle feeding, I am frustrated, sad and mad. Mad that this choice is being taken away from me... from my baby. It hurt my heart more than that stupid hole ever did. Well, just when I think the world is going to end, I start hearing from people that I need to challenge that nurse's advise. WHAT? Challenge her? Why haven't I challenged her and where did HOPIE go? I don't EVER go down quietly. Why am I doing it now?

So, my mission.... to find out IF I can breastfeed on Plavix and what the harm would be to Harper if I did.

It's scary, super scary, but for some reason, I do not feel like I am supposed to bottle feed her. For some reason I am being guided to the right information and the right doctors that are telling me it's ok to take the medicine and safe to breastfeed on it. Why? Am I supposed to educate the doctors in SLC? I don't know. I don't even know what I will decide yet, but there is so much information out there to support me going ahead and breastfeeding.

So here I go. Searching for more information, more doctor's opinions and then I will pray and ask for our Heavenly Father's confirmation that I am making the right choice. I know I will do what is right for me and Harper. I would never hurt her, so I need to be as well informed as possible when making this choice.

Wish me luck and pray for me!!!!


Megan said...

Good luck!!! I will ask my mom what she thinks. She deals with a lot of medication as a nurse.... Love ya!!!

Unknown said...

All I have found was that they do not know if Plavix passes through the milk so they advice not to nurse because of that and if it does pass through the milk they do not know the side affects. Good luck on your search and may you find your answer.

Our ABC Family said...

I hope you can find the answers you are looking for! Good luck Hope, you are in our familie's thoughts and prayers! Love ya girl! It was good to get to see you while we were down, even though it was a quick visit!