Q&A: Is a Cortisone Shot Safe?

Is it okay to get a cortisone shot while I'm breastfeeding?
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ByErin van Vuuren
Updated
Mar 2017
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Cortisone’s effect on breastfeeding moms and babies hasn’t been studied, so its safety hasn’t really been determined. It’s unlikely that a single shot would cause dangerous amounts to reach your baby, but you might be better off asking the doc for a better studied drug to treat your symptoms.

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