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is ibprufen same during breastfeeding a 3 months old baby?

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Dr. Marcus Degraw
21 years experience Pediatrics
Good to go: Ibuprofen is the analgesic, or pain medication, of choice while breastfeeding. It has a very low excretion level into breastmilk, a very short half life and is safe in much higher levels than are found in breastmilk. You should be just fine using it during breastfeeding.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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