Chemotherapy Side Effects – Chemotherapy

Effects on breastfeeding

Effects on breastfeeding
Effects on breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is not recommended during cancer treatment. It is because the chemotherapy agent could pass through the breast milk to your baby. Before your treatment starts, you can be able to convey extra milk and freeze it for later use.

Aftercare, you will be able to continue breastfeeding, but that will depend on the other medications you’re getting. Some of them may also interfere with breastfeeding. In the future, having treatment won’t affect your ability to breastfeed.

References

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