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Is Taking A Cortisone Shot Safe While Breastfeeding?

I had a cortisone shot in my hands. How long before it leaves my body? I m breast feeding but haven t been giving my son any milk because I want to make sure he doesn t receive any of the steroid. How long do I have to wait to make sure there isn t any in my milk?
Thu, 19 Apr 2018
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OBGYN, Maternal and Fetal Medicine 's  Response
Hi,

Corticosteroids if taken during great feeding then it passes to the baby also but in some amount, fortunately it has no negative effect on the baby.

So, you don't need to avoid breast feeding. But repeatedly it should not be done. So as of now, you can feed your baby, there's no problem.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Mandavi Rai
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Is Taking A Cortisone Shot Safe While Breastfeeding?

Hi, Corticosteroids if taken during great feeding then it passes to the baby also but in some amount, fortunately it has no negative effect on the baby. So, you don t need to avoid breast feeding. But repeatedly it should not be done. So as of now, you can feed your baby, there s no problem. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Mandavi Rai