I had a nasty back spasm yesterday and the doctor gave me hydrocodone and valium after discussing the risks to my BFing toddler. According to Kellymom, both are in the L3 risk category (moderately safe). The main concern is sedation of the infant, which could increase the risk of SIDS.
DD only nurses about 3 times a day during the week, which made it easy yesterday. I took a dose (a half dose actually) right after nursing her and then waited 6 hours until I let her nurse again and I saw no indication that she was the least bit sedated. Weekends are always a free for all. I'm currently hiding in my bedroom just to stop the requests for "BOOOOOOBIES" and "UUUUUUP". I'm going a bit stir crazy. Any suggestions for how I might keep my boob monster off me the next few days? Am I being overly cautious?