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    I was given a shot of methotrexate and a treatment of misoprostol due to an ectopic pregnancy, can I keep breastfeeding my 2.10 years old toddler or should I stop for a while?, thanks!

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    I would not suggest you breastfeed following the use of Methotrexate. It could be hazardous to the infant.
    If this is just one dose, then perhaps a waiting period of 48 hours before returning to breastfeeding would be quite safe. But if she is to take more, then you need to be careful not to breastfeed while this drug is being used.

    Tom Hale Ph.D.
    Professor

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    • #3
      Thank you Dr. Hale, yes, it's only one dose of 75 mg I think, I will then not breastfeed for two days, should I pump and dump in the meanwhile?

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      • #4
        Yes, pump and discard for 48 hours total.

        Should be just fine.

        Dr. Hale

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        • #5
          Thank you very much!

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