Taking paracetamol while breastfeeding
You got sick while breastfeeding your baby: can taking paracetamol harm your child's health?
- Paracetamol is not contraindicated during breastfeeding, provided it is used in the doses normally recommended.
- Among the group of anti-inflammatory analgesic drugs, its components are the least toxic for the baby: its concentration in milk does not exceed 0.23%.
- As a precaution, it is best to take it right after breastfeeding and avoid prolonged use.
- Even if there is no risk a priori, talk about it with your general practitioner. You will be less worried about it!