3 doctors weighed in:
Got steroid injection in back today, asked if preg, no, but didn't ask if nursing, I am, is nursing still safe?
3 doctors weighed in

1 doctor agrees
In brief: See below
There is no concern with your nursing.

In brief: See below
There is no concern with your nursing.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Thank
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
In brief: Yes
The amount of steroid used in those types of injections is small so the risk to your baby is quite minimal to none.
If you wanted to be even safer you could pump for about 8 hours after an injection, discard that milk and then return to breastfeeding. I hope your injection will help your back.

In brief: Yes
The amount of steroid used in those types of injections is small so the risk to your baby is quite minimal to none.
If you wanted to be even safer you could pump for about 8 hours after an injection, discard that milk and then return to breastfeeding. I hope your injection will help your back.
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Christopher Crosby
Board Certified, Dermatology
12 years in practice
93K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors