I am breastfeeding and want to know how soon I can resume after taking a dose of aspirin.
Generally aspirin should be avoided whilst breast feeding. Can you take acetaminophen instead?
Peak milk aspirin levels have been reported at nine hours after maternal dosing.
Wait for as long as you possibly can - 24 hours would be preferable. You will probably need to express and give the baby a bottle while you wait.
Check with your doctor if you are unsure.
- Aspirin Information for Consumers
- Aspirin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Aspirin (detailed)
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