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Can I take vicodin while breastfeeding?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not ideal

Taking vicodin during breast feeding may pass to the breast milk and affect your baby.
Best to avoid medications whenever possible.

In brief: Not ideal

Taking vicodin during breast feeding may pass to the breast milk and affect your baby.
Best to avoid medications whenever possible.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes but

If you are having severe pain not relieved by safer meds such as tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin, you may take narcotic pain relievers.
Make sure to monitor your baby's reaction if any, specially somnolence, poor feeding or irritability. If any happen in a significant degree, then you may have to pump and dump while taking it. Definitely don't stop nursing permanently just cause you had to stop for a few days.

In brief: Yes but

If you are having severe pain not relieved by safer meds such as tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin, you may take narcotic pain relievers.
Make sure to monitor your baby's reaction if any, specially somnolence, poor feeding or irritability. If any happen in a significant degree, then you may have to pump and dump while taking it. Definitely don't stop nursing permanently just cause you had to stop for a few days.
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
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