Ventolin and Breastfeeding

Because no research has been done on Ventolin and breastfeeding, it is not known if the medication passes through breast milk. Therefore, the manufacturer of Ventolin recommends that healthcare providers consider the possible risks and benefits before recommending Ventolin to a woman who is breastfeeding. If you do decide to take Ventolin while breastfeeding, be sure to watch for any side effects or changes in your nursing baby.

Ventolin and Breastfeeding: An Overview

It is not known whether Ventolin HFA® (albuterol inhaler) is passed through breast milk. The manufacturer of Ventolin recommends that healthcare providers consider the possible risks and benefits before recommending Ventolin to a woman who is breastfeeding. This is because of the serious side effects that could potentially occur in the nursing infant. Therefore, prior to taking Ventolin, you should make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you are breastfeeding or thinking of breastfeeding.
 

Ventolin and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?

No research has been done to see if Ventolin is passed through breast milk. However, it is thought that Ventolin is probably safe for most women who are breastfeeding. If your healthcare provider recommends taking Ventolin while breastfeeding, be sure to watch for any side effects in your nursing baby.
 

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Ventolin and Breastfeeding

You should talk with your healthcare provider about Ventolin 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 Ventolin and breastfeeding for your particular situation.
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