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  • Procedure that involved lidocaine with epinephrine

    Yesterday I had a procedure (Mohs surgery) during which lidocaine with epinephrine was used at three different points - those three instances occurred within a 4 hour window and involved multiple injections (all centered around the skin cancer lesion on my forehead).

    I am breastfeeding a 3 week old, 9lb baby - I’ve been pumping/dumping but curious when I will be able to resume feeding?

    Thanks!

  • #2
    Cactusclub:

    When feeling comes back in the incision, you can go ahead and breastfeed. This is generally 3-4 hours. Lidocaine is not a big problem in breastfeeding...particularly the intradermal injections.

    Tom Hale Ph.D.

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    • #3
      Thanks, Tom.

      And to clarify - the epinephrine does not create any longer lasting issues?

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      • #4
        Cactus: The half life of epinephrine is only 2 minutes. Its gone really quickly.

        Tom Hale

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