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Q&A: Is a Cortisone Shot Safe?

Is it okay to get a cortisone shot while I'm breastfeeding?
ByErin van Vuuren
Updated
March 2, 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.

Please note: The Bump and the materials and information it contains are not intended to, and do not constitute, medical or other health advice or diagnosis and should not be used as such. You should always consult with a qualified physician or health professional about your specific circumstances.

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