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Can I use Glucophage if I am breastfeeding?

If you are breastfeeding, you should speak to your doctor about taking the diabetes drug Glucophage (metformin). Animal research shows that the drug can pass into breast milk, but the drug hasn't been studied in nursing women.

If you take Glucophage while breastfeeding, it could cause your baby's blood sugar to become too low. Speak with your doctor about the risks and benefits of using Glucophage while breastfeeding.

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