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Can I not get an MRI with dye while nursing?
21 doctors weighed in

Dr. Alan Greene
Pediatrics
17 doctors agree
In brief: It's okay
Less than 1% of the gadolinium-based dye mom's given IV makes it into breastmilk; less than 1% of the dye swallowed in breastmilk is absorbed by baby: baby gets less than 1/250000th the dose mom gets.
Considered safe. If mom wants, she could pump & dump for 24 hrs, but the known benefits of breastfeeding probably outweigh theoretical risks of this tiny dose.

In brief: It's okay
Less than 1% of the gadolinium-based dye mom's given IV makes it into breastmilk; less than 1% of the dye swallowed in breastmilk is absorbed by baby: baby gets less than 1/250000th the dose mom gets.
Considered safe. If mom wants, she could pump & dump for 24 hrs, but the known benefits of breastfeeding probably outweigh theoretical risks of this tiny dose.
Dr. Alan Greene
Dr. Alan Greene
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3 comments
Dr. Paul Cohen
I agree with prepping some bottles with breast milk prior to the procedure...better safe than worry!
Dr. Paul Cohen
I agree..better to prep some bottles with breast milk prior to the procedure; better safe than worry
Dr. Jennifer Thomas
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: It's not a problem
The dye used during an MRI does not cross into breastmilk.
Often breastfeeding mothers are told to discard milk after the procedure. This is unnecessary. Great question.

In brief: It's not a problem
The dye used during an MRI does not cross into breastmilk.
Often breastfeeding mothers are told to discard milk after the procedure. This is unnecessary. Great question.
Dr. Jennifer Thomas
Dr. Jennifer Thomas
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