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My wife took two exedrin migraine and continued breastfeeding. Is this something we should worry about?

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In brief: Avoid aspirin

Although it likely did no harm, I would not recommend breastfeeding when aspirin has been ingested.
Aspirin and compounds like it (salicylates) should be avoided in children because of the risk of Reye Syndrome.

In brief: Avoid aspirin

Although it likely did no harm, I would not recommend breastfeeding when aspirin has been ingested.
Aspirin and compounds like it (salicylates) should be avoided in children because of the risk of Reye Syndrome.
Dr. Marlene Wust-smith
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In brief: Don't make habitual

Once in a great while shouldn't hurt but remember Excedrin migraine has more caffeine that a baby may care to have.
Not so much worried about the aspirin component once the baby's born...but it can still do stuff to the baby as it matures if taken too frequently. Your OB/GYN can guide you a bit more fully.

In brief: Don't make habitual

Once in a great while shouldn't hurt but remember Excedrin migraine has more caffeine that a baby may care to have.
Not so much worried about the aspirin component once the baby's born...but it can still do stuff to the baby as it matures if taken too frequently. Your OB/GYN can guide you a bit more fully.
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
The caffeine in Excedrin migraine is equivalent to one serving or less of caffeine in a regular beverage, which is allowed even during pregnancy. Also, occasional full doses of aspirin should not hurt the baby, as concentrations in breast milk are not significant
Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics
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In brief: Probably not

As a one-time exposure, there should not be any problems.
The aspirin in the Excedrine Migraine can cause problems if she continues to take

In brief: Probably not

As a one-time exposure, there should not be any problems.
The aspirin in the Excedrine Migraine can cause problems if she continues to take
Dr. Alan Levine
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In brief: Do not fret

A couple Excedrin pills will be very unlikely to cause any transient or lasting problems.
If she continues to have migraine events while breast-feeding, suggest using an OTC preventative such as riboflavin, butterbur, Co-Q10.

In brief: Do not fret

A couple Excedrin pills will be very unlikely to cause any transient or lasting problems.
If she continues to have migraine events while breast-feeding, suggest using an OTC preventative such as riboflavin, butterbur, Co-Q10.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: No

Your wife and bay will be fine

In brief: No

Your wife and bay will be fine
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
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