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Can I take betaseron (interferon beta 1b) while breastfeeding?

Can I take betaseron (interferon beta 1b) while breastfeeding?

No: Unfortunately, there are no great studies demonstrating that this medicine is not passed in breast milk, but due to its potentially harmful interactions with fetuses, it's best to not use it while lactating. The official statement is to "either discontinue lactation, or discontinue the drug." formula or human banked breast milk would be best in this case. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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Is it safe to take avonex (interferon beta 1a) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take avonex (interferon beta 1a) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Not a good idea: All interferons are considered to have potential for teratogenic risk, and should be discontinued prior to conception and pregnancy. Meds should be restarted after labor and delivery, but if breastfeeding, would not take Avonex (interferon beta 1a) at that time either. Copaxone far safer for pregnancy and works far better than avonex, (interferon beta 1a) which is clearly the least effective ms drug on the market. Consider a change. ...Read more

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What effects does betaseron (interferon beta 1b) have on breastfeeding?

What effects does betaseron (interferon beta 1b) have on breastfeeding?

Interferon for MS?: It should be okay. No information is available regarding whether it can be passed onto an infant in mother's milk. No studies are available regarding harm in infants. Have your pediatrician monitor the progress during the health maintenance visits. ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding and I was wondering if it was ok to take a stacker while I am breastfeeding?

I am breastfeeding and I was wondering if it was ok to take a stacker while I am breastfeeding?

Pl avoid for now: " After you have your baby, you are probably anxious to return to your pre-baby weight and body. However, using weight loss supplements while breastfeeding is not only unnecessary, but they also can have a negative impact on your baby's health. It is much healthier for both you and your baby if you lose weight gradually and naturally." ...Read more

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Can i take musinex when breastfeeding?

Probably safe: It's probably safe to take while breast feeding but it's not safe to take during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can i take theraflu while breastfeeding?

Can i take theraflu while breastfeeding?

Speak with your doc: If you have the flu you are contagious and infected. Breastfeeding when ill is difficult and should be discussed with your doctor. It is dangerous to expose an infant to the flu and you should speak with your doctor about appropriate prescription medication and using formula to protect your baby. Feel well soon and I hope your baby stays well. ...Read more

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Can i take Lipozene while breastfeeding?

No information: Lipozene is not an fda-approved drug so there are no published studies regarding safety during pregnancy or breast-feeding. The company can say whatever they want about it being a "natural" product and that it's not a drug, but the truth is there is no way to know whether it's safe or not. ...Read more