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Can I take Humulin if I am breastfeeding?

Humulin, a synthetic form of insulin for people with diabetes, is safe if you're breastfeeding because it doesn't pass into breast milk.

Insulin is a vital hormone in the body that keeps blood glucose (sugar) under control, so you should keep taking it. However, you may need less Humulin than you did while you were pregnant, because breastfeeding decreases your need for insulin. If you are breastfeeding, talk with your doctor about Humulin and blood sugar control. Your doctor may want you to check your blood sugar levels more frequently than usual.

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