ProSom and Breastfeeding

Although ProSom does pass through breast milk in rats, it is unknown if the medication passes through breast milk in women. Due to the potentially serious side effects that could occur in the infant, it is typically recommended that women do not breastfeed while taking it. If you are taking ProSom and breastfeeding at the same time, be sure to watch for any side effects in your child.

ProSom and Breastfeeding: An Overview

Currently, it is not known if ProSom® (estazolam) passes through breast milk. If you are breastfeeding a child or are considering breastfeeding, you should talk with your healthcare provider about taking ProSom.
 

ProSom and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?

Studies have shown that ProSom passes through breast milk in rats, but no studies have been done in women who are breastfeeding. Because the drug could cause serious side effects if it does pass through breast milk, women are usually recommended to stop breastfeeding while taking it. If your healthcare provider recommends taking ProSom while breastfeeding, be sure to watch for any side effects in your child.
 

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About ProSom and Breastfeeding

You should talk with your healthcare provider about ProSom and breastfeeding. Each woman's situation is different, and you and your healthcare provider understand your situation best. After considering what you want and expect, as well as your current health situation, you and your healthcare provider can make a shared decision about ProSom and breastfeeding that is right for you.
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