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Sunday, February 07, 2010

Dr.Jack aka The Man

Thank god for Dr.Jack Newman. I emailed him after I had my meltdown yesterday. He replied as only Dr.Jack can and assured me that I could nurse and that the radiation treatment was not even an option if you had a little one.
So, radiation is off the list for the time being.
He also recommended some different medications and told me to ask my doctor about them. I was so relived to hear that women can successfully nurse with Graves. Not that I actually doubted it because I have been having symptoms for quite a while. Like read: years.
I was also concerned about passing it on to the new baby as a couple of people had told me that this might be the case. He assured me that it could not cross in milk but may cross through the placenta and to let my midwives know in case the baby needed treatment in the first 3 months.
If I have any extra money laying around this year I am going to donate it to his clinic, as he alone is one of the best resources for breastfeeding in the whole of Canada.
(I would urge you to do the same. :) )

2 comments:

Kelly said...

Yay! I just bought his breastfeeding book yesterday for my doula course. I've always heard so many good things about him and his clinic!

Stinx' Mom said...

I'm so glad that he emailed you back so quickly! And gave you good info :)

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