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Can I use Lortab if I am breastfeeding?

Experts say you shouldn't take the prescription pain medication Lortab (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) while you're breastfeeding. Researchers don't know if hydrocodone passes into breast milk, but it could be dangerous to a nursing baby if it does. Talk to your doctor about whether you should wean your baby in order to take Lortab for your moderate to moderately severe pain, or whether it would be better for you to take a different approach to managing your pain.

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