hi Doctor, I am brestfeeding my 3 month old baby
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I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.
Malaria during pregnancy and breastfeeding has to be treated aggressively but with short duratio of treatment. The two options usually used are quinine + clindamycin for 7 days or aartemether + lumefantrine for 3 days. Can drink lots of water to flush out the toxins. Can continue breast-feeding. If we discontinue breastfeeding for 3 days then milk production may decrease. Its frequency maybe decreased if mother is too sick to feed and spoon/bottle supplemented occasionally. Ceftriaxone maybe taken 1 g once a day for 3 days. Can consult your doctor about it. Budecart respules is also safe as it doesnot go into blood.
Malaria will not usually attack through breastfeeding. Medicines may be passed through breastmilk and have some effect on him. Its not worrisome. I will suggest that mother may observe herself for any side effect for 3-4hrs after taking medicine. If she feels safe, then breastfeed the baby.
You can give baby syrup cetirizine for any runny nose. Otherwise nothing much is needed for cough.
Yes medicine is enough for cure of mother.
Hope this helps. Let me know if I can assist you further.