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Q&A: How Soon Can I Breastfeed?

I'll be sedated for a medical procedure. How long afterward can I nurse?
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January 30, 2017
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Immediately — as soon as you are awake enough to hold the baby. The amount of any drug that gets into a mother’s milk is tiny.

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