A member asked:

I received 3/4 shots of novocain (procaine). numbness lasted for a little over 3.5 hours. i breastfed about a half hour after the numbness went away. is that ok?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Dental injections are local in nature and should not affect your breast milk.

Answered Feb 8, 2017

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Dr. Paul Grin answered

Specializes in Pain Management

Recent studies suggest that even if a nursing mother undergoes dental treatment with local anesthesia using lidocaine (most dentists don't use Novocain (procaine) anymore and use lidocaine instead), she can safely continue breastfeeding.

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