Fatigue and lack of sleep at least once in life tormented any person, but especially young moms face them. A consequence of this are headaches, get rid of which only drugs help. The selection of tablets for lactating women is complicated. Below you will find tips on what to drink from a headache with lactation.
Methods of treatment of headache
Among the factors that provoke a headache, including in nursing mothers, the following are distinguished:
- spasm of vessels in the brain;
- arterial hypertension;
- chronic state of fatigue, stress.
If the pain is caused by the last reasons, then it has a squeezing character and is more often tolerable. Because of vasospasm, a migraine develops. This condition is accompanied by a strong throbbing pain in one side of the head. In addition, there may be nausea or vomiting, increased sensitivity to bright light. Doctors do not recommend tolerating such feelings, but you can not drink all the funds from a headache in a row when br
The methods of treatment and prevention of this condition during lactation are examined in great detail by the well-known Dr. Komarovsky. They can be the following:
- Drug therapy with paracetamol and other medications with it, such as Efferalgan, Panadol, Kalpol. They are used for headaches during overexertion.
- Massage. For the course of such procedures you can contact a specialist or make them yourself. It is necessary to massage the area of the neck, temples and forehead, combining these movements with even breathing.
- Acupuncture, or technique of acupuncture. In some medical centers, there are separate rooms for such a procedure. It consists in influencing the special points of the body into which the finest needles are stuck. As a result, the body releases endorphins. Acupuncture is even now being used as an alternative to local anesthesia.
- Aromatherapy. For this procedure, either essential oils or a collection of medicinal herbs are used. A good effect is observed from the inhalation of lavender vapor, ginger or mint.
- Herbal preparations. Some herbal remedies help with headache during breastfeeding, but it is recommended that you consult a doctor about taking them.
Pain medication for breastfeeding
Drug treatment is used if alternative methods have not yielded the proper result, while necessarily under the supervision of a physician. After the examination, the specialist will determine the cause of the problem and prescribe what can be fed to the nursing mother from a headache. Drugs are selected only from the list of safe for the baby. These include:
Nursing mothers should be careful with medications that contain substances such as caffeine, barbituric acid, or codeine. The prohibited drugs include Analgin, Pentalgin, Tempalgin, Sedalgin. The same group of medicines includes Aspirin. All these funds can cause harm to the health of the baby and cause very serious consequences.
Paracetamol for headache
Painkillers for lactation based on paracetamol have a more antipyretic effect - they better cope with the temperature. For this reason, such drugs are often prescribed for fever. Paracetamol is the best remedy for eliminating the headache that accompanies ARVI, but can be used in other cases. Paracetamol is characterized by complete bioavailability - it is absorbed into the blood from the intestines without any residue. After half an hour the concentration has already reached the maximum level.
Half-life occurs after 5 hours, so after such a period you can safely feed your baby. The pharmacological market is represented by several drugs, the main component of which is paracetamol:
A single dose of this medication should not exceed 500 mg. Maximum of 4 tablets is allowed per day. This will not do any harm to the newborn. If the dose is exceeded, nausea, allergies, anemia and abdominal pain may occur. The same unpleasant symptoms are caused by paracetamol in case of problems or liver diseases.
Ibuprofen with breastfeeding
This analgesic for breastfeeding is allowed for use. It belongs to the group of antipyretics-analgesics, and in addition to anesthetic, it also has an anti-inflammatory effect. Paracetamol has only the first effect. The active substance is characterized by good absorption into the blood. After 45 minutes the concentration of the drug reaches its maximum. Feeding is allowed only after 3 hours. After such an amount of time, the concentration of the drug in breast milk is already less than 1%.
The safety of ibuprofen is proved even by the fact that it is allowed for newborn babies. Based on this substance, the following drugs are available:
For a lactating woman, the dose of a drug such as ibuprofen is safe if it does not exceed 400 mg. This amount will not be harmful to the baby. There are no side effects from ibuprofen either: after intake there will not be an allergy, oppression of the hemopoiesis or pain in the abdomen. Only even such a good medicine should be taken only at the recommended dose.
No-shpa for HS
Nursing with nursing mothers No-Shpy is not recommended, but possible. With a one-time use, the concentration of this remedy does not seem dangerous to the baby. If compared with other antispasmodics, No-Shpa will be less toxic of all. The basis of the drug is drotaverin - a substance that helps to relax the smooth muscles. Its advantage lies in the absence of influence on the cardiovascular system.
This remedy for headache during breastfeeding is indicated in the absence of rest. In the case of migraine, pressure or colds, the drug is not effective. If treatment No-shpoy appointed for a longer period, then the doctors recommend to stop feeding. With non-long-term therapy, a transition to mixtures with lactation maintenance is prescribed.
Tablets from a headache with breastfeeding called Citramon are not always used. Before using the drug during lactation it is worthwhile to understand what is included in the composition. The basis is a large dose of acetylsalicylic acid - aspirin. He struggles with inflammation and pain, but at the same time reduces blood coagulability and has a harmful effect on the gastrointestinal tract. The result may not be the elimination of a headache, but an ulcer or gastritis.
The second component of citramone is paracetamol, and the third is caffeine, which stimulates the nervous system. Due to prolonged use, sleep disturbances can occur. In general, during pregnancy and lactation, it is recommended to give up citramone. If it is accepted, then only in an exceptional case. It is better to replace the use of this medication for a walk in the park or massage.
Folk remedies for headache pain
Before using "heavy artillery" in the form of medications, you can try any folk remedy for headaches with breastfeeding. The first thing you can do is take a cool shower, massage your temples and neck, drink a cup of strong tea with honey. In addition, it is recommended to apply a cold compress, close the curtains, turn off all light and even turn on quiet music. In this situation, it will be better for both mother and baby, because time in peace and quiet will not hurt anyone.
How to treat a headache with other folk remedies? Use the following tips:
- Brew medicinal herbs, for example, rosemary, oregano, mint, briar or lemon balm. Choose individual plants or whole collections.
- Try to attach a cabbage leaf to the nape and forehead.
- Make contrasting foot baths by adding herbal decoctions or a few drops of essential oil to the water.
- Tighten your head with a towel and lie down for a while.
Homeopathy for breastfeeding
More gentle is considered therapy against a headache during lactation with the help of homeopathic remedies. Their composition includes only natural ingredients for which side effects are not characteristic even in a child. However, they are appointed only by a doctor. This takes into account the individual characteristics of women and the reasons for which headaches are noted.