A 35-year-old female asked:
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is it safe to take 1/4 (or even less) of a doxylamine tablet to help me fall asleep if i'm breastfeeding my 8 month old son? (this is a last resort)

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Dr. Douglas Lawson
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Breast feeding: Doxylamine does get into breast milk and there aren't any real studies showing safety in breastfeeding. In addition at least one of the manufacturers says its contraindicated in breastfeeding. Have you tried sleepy time tea yet?
Answered on Oct 25, 2018
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