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Does breastfeeding while taking proguanil protect my baby?

If you breastfeed while taking proguanil, you may pass a small amount of the medicine to your baby through your milk. This amount is not significant enough to protect your baby from malaria. Talk to your child's doctor about her risks of malaria to determine the most appropriate prevention and treatment options.

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