A 24-year old woman is diagnosed with vaginal trichomoniasis. She is prescribed metronidazole. She is breastfeeding her 3 month old boy.
What is the appropriate advice for this patient concerning the use of metronidazole during breastfeeding?
A-Stop breast feeding and replace it with formula for 3 months
B-Stop metronidazole and choose another less effective drug as you weigh the benefits and the risks
C-Advise her to use the pump to collect her breast milk every 24 hours right before she takes daily metronidazole
D-Advise her to keep breastfeeding her child as there is no risk of the drug on breast feeding
E-Stop breast feeding indefinitely
The best advice for this patient is to use metronidazole once a day and collect breast milk by pump right before she takes metronidazole. All other choices are inappropriate for this patient.
The correct answer is C