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Can I take ativan (lorazepam) while breastfeeding?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
10 doctors agree

In brief: Moderately safe

Lorazepam has been looked at in a few studies and appears to cross into the breast milk in insignificant quantity.
(2.9% of maternal dose) there are cautions to observe for infant sedation but it is unllikely. See medications and mothers'milk, hale, 14ed.2010.

In brief: Moderately safe

Lorazepam has been looked at in a few studies and appears to cross into the breast milk in insignificant quantity.
(2.9% of maternal dose) there are cautions to observe for infant sedation but it is unllikely. See medications and mothers'milk, hale, 14ed.2010.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Kelly Kane
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Ativan (lorazepam) & breast milk

Ativan (lorazepam) does go from mother to breast milk and can cause sedation in infants.
Using Ativan (lorazepam) regularly is not recommended with breastfeeding but may be used occasionally with care.

In brief: Ativan (lorazepam) & breast milk

Ativan (lorazepam) does go from mother to breast milk and can cause sedation in infants.
Using Ativan (lorazepam) regularly is not recommended with breastfeeding but may be used occasionally with care.
Dr. Kelly Kane
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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: NO.

Psychotropic medications taken by breastfeeding mother can almost always affect the baby.

In brief: NO.

Psychotropic medications taken by breastfeeding mother can almost always affect the baby.
Dr. Nela Cordero
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