Albuterol Inhalers and Breastfeeding

There have been no studies conducted on albuterol inhalers and breastfeeding. Since it is not known whether inhaled albuterol is passed through breast milk, you should talk to your healthcare provider about the possible risks and benefits before using the inhaler while breastfeeding.

Albuterol Inhalers and Breastfeeding: An Overview

It is not known if inhaled albuterol is passed through breast milk. Because of the potentially serious side effects that could occur in the nursing infant, the manufacturers of albuterol inhalers recommend that healthcare providers consider the possible risks and benefits before recommending albuterol inhalers while breastfeeding. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or thinking of breastfeeding, make sure to let your healthcare provider know.

Albuterol Inhalers and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?

No research has been conducted on whether inhaled albuterol is passed through breast milk. However, it is thought that albuterol is probably safe for most women who are breastfeeding. If your healthcare provider recommends using an albuterol inhaler while breastfeeding, be sure to watch for any side effects in your child.

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Albuterol Inhalers and Breastfeeding

You should talk with your healthcare provider about albuterol inhalers and breastfeeding. Everyone's situation is different, and your healthcare provider understands your situation best. After considering what you want and expect (and your current health situation), you and your healthcare provider can make a shared decision about albuterol inhalers and breastfeeding in your particular situation.
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