A 24-year-old female asked:
i have a 1 month newborn whom i formula feed and i also take 10mg adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) once daily. is it safe to start to breastfeed her with this medication?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Johanna Fricke answered
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Your psychiatrist, : pediatrician & you need to discuss the benefits to you & your baby of your low-dose Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) vs. the potential risk to your baby. Amphetamines pass easily into breast milk. It is an FDA Class C drug in pregnancy. There are no human studies on risk in pregnancy & lactation, but some exposed babies become irritable & sleep less. See CHADD.org to explore ADHD coaching & environmental manipulations.
Answered on Dec 2, 2015
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