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Are there safe migraine prescriptions for breastfeeding moms?

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Dr. Michael Stern
Dentistry
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In brief: Ask pediatrician

Ask your pediatrician for recommendations. This is controversial.

In brief: Ask pediatrician

Ask your pediatrician for recommendations. This is controversial.
Dr. Michael Stern
Dr. Michael Stern
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Somewhat safe

Several medicines for migraines are likely safe during breastfeeding, because only a very small amount of the meds gets into the milk.
Women should discuss the meds with the babies' doctors. Some women "pump & dump" milk produced after they take meds, but that may seem wasteful. Some women alternate meds, so that babies are exposed to tiny amounts of each med, instead of larger amounts of one med.

In brief: Somewhat safe

Several medicines for migraines are likely safe during breastfeeding, because only a very small amount of the meds gets into the milk.
Women should discuss the meds with the babies' doctors. Some women "pump & dump" milk produced after they take meds, but that may seem wasteful. Some women alternate meds, so that babies are exposed to tiny amounts of each med, instead of larger amounts of one med.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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