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Is it safe to get a Flulaval shot if I am breastfeeding?

No studies have been done that have determined whether Flulaval finds its way into a mother's breast milk. However, because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when it is given to a nursing woman. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about the pros and cons of getting the shot and of stopping breastfeeding. Since this vaccine is given only once, ask about resuming breastfeeding after some time has gone by.

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