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  • BF and Clonidine and Metropolol

    I looked up both of these meds in the mobile app and they are listed as probably safe for BF-L3, with the only real issue being that clonidine could decrease milk supply. Any other information you can provide on taking both of these and breastfeeding would be well appreciated.

    Sincerely,
    Lisa Weinshenker, RN, IBCLC

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    Lisa:

    The literature suggests that clonidine may suppress prolactin levels in some women. Hence the warning. I do not know the incidence of this. Just be aware.

    Metoprolol is an ideal beta blocker. It has very low levels in milk and is our recommended choice as a beta blocker. But as with all beta blockers, watch for weakness and poor feeding.

    Tom Hale PhD

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