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If a breast cancer patient breast feeds her child will he be affected?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

It is safe to breast feed after having breast cancer, although the affected breast may not produce milk following radiation therapy.
Of course, any medication you take, including chemotherapy, may be passed to your child in the breast milk; therefore, your child's pediatrician needs to be aware of any medication you are taking before starting breastfeeding.

In brief: No

It is safe to breast feed after having breast cancer, although the affected breast may not produce milk following radiation therapy.
Of course, any medication you take, including chemotherapy, may be passed to your child in the breast milk; therefore, your child's pediatrician needs to be aware of any medication you are taking before starting breastfeeding.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: Depends on tx

In general patients being actively treated with chemotherapy should avoid breast feeding.
Always best to check with your oncologist.

In brief: Depends on tx

In general patients being actively treated with chemotherapy should avoid breast feeding.
Always best to check with your oncologist.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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