Calcium Channel Blockers and Breastfeeding: An Overview
Calcium channel blockers
do pass through breast milk. Because of the serious side effects that could potentially occur to the nursing infant, the manufacturers of calcium
channel blockers generally do not recommend that women who are breastfeeding take a calcium channel blocker. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you are breastfeeding or thinking of breastfeeding.
Calcium Channel Blockers and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?
In general, calcium channel blockers do pass through breast milk in low amounts. However, several sources report that many calcium channel blockers are compatible with breastfeeding. Be sure to talk with your healthcare provider about your specific calcium channel blocker.
Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Calcium Channel Blockers and Breastfeeding
You should talk with your healthcare provider about calcium channel blockers and breastfeeding. This is because everyone's situation is different, and your healthcare provider understands your situation best. Based on what you want and expect, as well as your current health situation, you and your healthcare provider can make a shared decision about calcium channel blockers and breastfeeding in your particular situation.