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Homestead, FL
A 21-year-old female asked:

I have an upset stomach and a headache is it okay to take alka seltzer while breastfeeding my one and half month old baby?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
I wouldn't: The product contains aspirin which is disproportionately excreted in the breast milk at higher than expected levels. As a rule we do not expose children under 16 yo to any aspirin products for a variety of reasons. If you can find an aspirin free product like Tums it would be better.
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