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Can I take Naproxen BF?

I just put my 11mo to bed and won't be BF her for almost another 12 hours so can I take Naproxen now for my menstrual cramps?

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:08 PM on Feb. 15, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Here's what Lact-Med says:

    CASRN: 22204-53-1

    For other data, click on the Table of Contents

    Drug Levels and Effects:

    Summary of Use during Lactation:
    Limited information indicates that levels of naproxen in breastmilk are low and adverse effects in breastfed infants are apparently uncommon. However, because of naproxen's long half-life and reported serious adverse reaction in a breastfed neonate, other agents may be preferred while nursing a newborn or preterm infant.


    Answer by gdiamante at 9:27 PM on Feb. 15, 2010

  • Ibuprofen would be a better choice for cramps.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:56 PM on Feb. 15, 2010

  • Sometimes you just have to suffer through it for the health of your child.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:54 PM on Feb. 15, 2010

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