Natural treatment of H pylori while breastfeeding

I've had stomach issues for the past few years and the doctors never were able to figure it out until recently. I'm currently nursing, and I've been diagnosed with ulcers and h pylori. Do you know if I can take 1000 g Mastic Gum, daily, while nursing?

Is there any natural treatment I can do? If not, what antibiotic do you suggest? Any advice at all would be greatly appreciated, as I'm so tired of not getting answers from my doctors. All foods seem to cause pain...there's no definite foods that make me sick. I'm way below a healthy weight due to my loss of appetite and failure to keep the food I eat down. Thanks so much!

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Not enough information
by: Kerri Knox, Registered Nurse

There is simply not enough information about herbs to know whether it would be safe for you to take any herbs for H pylori while you are breastfeeding. It would be prudent to wait until you have stopped breastfeeding to treat your h pylori.

Some antibiotics MIGHT be safe, but many antibiotics are not safe for YOU to take even though doctors prescribe them all of the time. So, I cannot recommend antibiotics except for life threatening conditions for anyone, really.

I understand the predicament that you are in and that you both want to feel better as soon as possible AND continue breastfeeding, but their are pros and cons to both situations and, of course, the safety of your baby is paramount and no one can really guarantee the safety of your baby while you are taking any medication.

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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Can you transmit h. pylori during breastfeeding?
by: Anonymous

Hi, can you transmit h. pylori to the baby during breastfeeding?

Transmit with a kiss
by: Kerri Knox, RN, The Immune Queen

You can transmit H pylori with a kiss. So, unless you plan on not kissing your baby, then stopping breastfeeding would both decrease your baby's nutrition, decrease their ingestion of good bacteria and immune components from your breastmilk, and probably not prevent H pylori anyway.

As I've said hundreds of times on this site, there is no reason to stop doing anything that you've been doing if you have H pylori. It is UBIQUITOUS, with half the world currently colonized with this bacteria. So, unless you plan on keeping your baby in a bubble the rest of it's life, it will be exposed to H pylori thousands, or even tens of thousands of times in it's life.

Not breastfeeding because you are worried about H pylori will probably, ironically, simply serve to make your child's immune system more susceptible to H pylori.

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