Women often ask what they can use for pain during pregnancy and breastfeeding

Please see the September 2013 safety information regarding neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome

Women often ask what they can use for pain during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Acetaminophen is usually a good place to start for mild to moderate pain. Explain that it's not linked to birth defects...and isn't a problem for breastfed infants.

NSAIDs (ibuprofen, etc) should usually be avoided during pregnancy...but are okay during breastfeeding.

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