A member asked:

Could i take medicines if i am breastfeeding?

8 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Raj Syal answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Yes: Depends on what you are taking, but many medications are acceptable.

Answered 10/14/2015


Dr. Richard Pollard answered

Specializes in Anesthesiology

Yes, but: Check with your md as some medicines will cross into the breast milk and affect the baby. Obvious examples are narcotics.

Answered 10/7/2015


Dr. Jon Ahrendsen answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

It Depends: Most medications are ok with breastfeeding, but there are some ones that should be avoided while breastfeeding. With thousands of medications on the market, it matters greatly what is your medical problem and what the particular medication is. A book by dr. Tom hale, medications and mother's milk give good practical advice. Don't let your doctor let the pdr or package insert guide his suggestions.

Answered 6/23/2012



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