I have been prescribed hydrocodone 5mg two-four times a day as needed. My son in 6 months old. Is it safe to take this medication long term while breastfeeding? He gets baby food twice a day and I try to time it to where he eats baby food after taking the medication. I also took this medication after having a c section so I know that it is safe, but I am concerned about the effects (if any) after long-term use. I have been taking 1-3 per day for about 6 weeks. I do not want to stop breastfeeding, but do not want to cause any harm to my baby. I need the medication due to complications from an autoimmune disease. I take as little as possible, but some days the pain is too much and I must take medication.