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  • Glumetza while BF

    Hello,
    A mother has an 18 months old baby.
    used Metformin until now and was switched to Glumetza.
    can she still BF the baby?
    thank you!

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    Dear Netta,

    Glumetza is basically Metformin. Metformin belongs to the biguanide family and is used to reduce glucose levels in non-insulin dependent diabetics and also used in polycystic ovary syndrome. Metformin is safe to use during breastfeeding, and has been used with no untoward effects in the breastfed infant. Transfer to milk is minimal, and plasma levels are undetected in the breastfed infant. Infants of mothers who have taken metformin throughout pregnancy and lactation have shown normal growth, motor and social development.

    Tassneem Abdel Karim, MD
    InfantRisk Center

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