Humira and Breastfeeding

It is not known if Humira can pass through breast milk because no research has been done on Humira and breastfeeding. It is also not known what effects Humira might have on a breastfeeding infant. Therefore, if your healthcare provider recommends taking Humira while breastfeeding, be sure to watch for any side effects in your nursing baby.

Humira and Breastfeeding: An Overview

It is not known if Humira® (adalimumab) is passed through breast milk. Because of the potentially serious side effects that could occur in the nursing infant, the manufacturer of Humira recommends that healthcare providers consider the possible risks and benefits before recommending Humira while breastfeeding. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you are breastfeeding or thinking of breastfeeding.
 

Humira and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?

No research has been done to see if Humira is passed through breast milk. Also, it is not known what effects Humira might have on a breastfeeding infant. If your healthcare provider recommends taking Humira while breastfeeding, be sure to watch for any side effects in your child.
 
As a final note, please be aware that taking this medication while breastfeeding could possibly make live vaccines less safe and effective for your baby. The risks are not yet fully known, and should be discussed with your child's healthcare provider before your child receives any live vaccines.
 

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Humira and Breastfeeding

You should talk with your healthcare provider about Humira and breastfeeding. Everyone's situation is different, and your healthcare provider understands your situation best. After considering what you want and expect (and your current health situation), you and your healthcare provider can make a shared decision about Humira and breastfeeding in your particular situation.
 
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