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Will medicines I take affect my baby if I'm breastfeeding?

Dawn Marcus
Neurology
Medications that you take when you're nursing may affect your baby, so nursing is another important time to consult your healthcare provider before starting any new treatment. Whether or not your medication will affect the baby depends on a variety of factors:
  • How much medication makes it into your bloodstream
  • How much medication gets into the breast milk
  • How frequently the baby is nursing
  • How old your breastfeeding baby is
  • How much medication gets into the baby's bloodstream
  • What effect each medication might have on the baby
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