Terbutaline and Breastfeeding

Although it is not known whether terbutaline passes through breast milk, the manufacturer of terbutaline recommends that the drug be used in breastfeeding women only if the potential benefits outweigh any risks to the infant. Because everyone's situation is different, you should talk with your healthcare provider about terbutaline and breastfeeding for your particular situation. If you are taking terbutaline while breastfeeding, you should also make sure to watch for any side effects in your child.

An Overview of Terbutaline and Breastfeeding

It is not known if terbutaline sulfate (Brethine®) passes through breast milk. Because of the potentially serious side effects that could occur in the nursing infant, the manufacturer of terbutaline recommends that the drug be used in breastfeeding women only if the potential benefits outweigh any risks to the infant. Therefore, you should let your healthcare provider know (prior to taking terbutaline) if you are breastfeeding or thinking of breastfeeding.
 

What Does the Research Say About Terbutaline and Breastfeeding?

A few cases of terbutaline use in breastfeeding women have been documented. In these cases, no negative effects were seen in the breastfed infants. It is generally thought that terbutaline is safe for most women who are breastfeeding. If your healthcare provider recommends taking terbutaline while breastfeeding, be sure to watch for any side effects in your child.
 

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Terbutaline and Breastfeeding

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