Cosmetic Surgery Specialists Medical Group of Beverly Hills
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That issue revolves around what medication one will get during the procedure, and whether or not these medications would enter the milk and then be passed to the infant. Each medication that is given in the operating room and post-operatively has a history of whether or not it would be likely to enter into the mother’s milk. But frankly, science is never 100%, and I am very cautious and conservative.
I don’t believe in taking any chances with the new baby and therefore I would suggest that if a mother is breastfeeding that the surgery be put off until breastfeeding is complete.
The alternative would be for the mother to just stop breastfeeding for some period of time and not resume it until we are quite certain that all the medications have cleared from the system, which is typically a matter of some days.
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