What are the risks of taking a novel anticoagulant if I am breastfeeding?

Douglas E. Severance, MD
Family Medicine
Novel anticoagulants have not yet been studied in women who are breastfeeding their babies. Researchers do not know if a novel anticoagulant passes from breast milk to the baby, or what effect this could have on a baby. Until more studies are done that are specifically looking at the effect of novel anticoagulants on the infant while breastfeeding, you should not take a novel anticoagulant drug if you are breastfeeding.

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