Proventil HFA and Breastfeeding
While it is not yet known whether the medication in Proventil HFA passes through breast milk, it is thought that the inhaler is probably safe for most women who are breastfeeding. If you are breastfeeding or considering it, you should discuss it with your healthcare provider. Together, you can make a decision concerning Proventil HFA and breastfeeding that is best for you.
It is not known if Proventil® HFA (albuterol inhaler) is passed through breast milk. Because of the potentially serious side effects that could occur in the nursing infant, the manufacturer of Proventil HFA recommends that healthcare providers consider the possible risks and benefits before recommending Proventil HFA while breastfeeding. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or thinking of breastfeeding, make sure to let your healthcare provider know.
No research has been done to see if Proventil HFA is passed through breast milk. However, it is thought that Proventil is probably safe for most women who are breastfeeding. If your healthcare provider recommends taking Proventil HFA while breastfeeding, be sure to watch for any side effects in your child.
You should talk with your healthcare provider about Proventil HFA 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 Proventil HFA and breastfeeding in your particular situation.