Is it safe to take Microzide if I am breastfeeding?

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Experts say it isn't safe to take Microzide (hydrochlorothiazide) if you're breastfeeding. Microzide is a diuretic, or water pill, prescribed to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention. However, the active ingredient passes into breast milk and is dangerous for your baby. You should either bottle-feed your baby in order to continue taking Microzide, or stop taking Microzide in order to breastfeed. Talk with your doctor about the risks and benefits of each approach and about alternate ways to manage your high blood pressure or other medical condition while you nurse.