Adrienne Carmack, MD, explores the research behind why pharmaceuticals may not be as safe for everyone as we believe on The Attached Family online magazine at http://theattachedfamily.com/membersonly/?p=2508. Login information is available in the Members-only section of the Forum.
In April 2005, Rani Jamieson gave birth to a healthy baby boy, Tariq. She was given Tylenol #3, a medication containing acetaminophen and codeine, for postpartum pain. She took two pills twice a day, less than the prescribed amount, and cut this dose in half two days later after experiencing fatigue and constipation. She was told it was safe to take this medication while breastfeeding, and did so. On his 13th day of life, Tariq died.