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Lumigan and Breastfeeding

It is not known whether Lumigan (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) passes through breast milk in humans, since no studies have been conducted on Lumigan and breastfeeding. Some of the medication does reach the bloodstream, however, where it could potentially pass through breast milk. If you are using Lumigan and breastfeeding, make sure to watch for any side effects in your baby.

An Overview of Lumigan and Breastfeeding

Currently, it is unknown whether Lumigan® (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) is safe for use in breastfeeding women. If you are breastfeeding, you should talk with your healthcare provider before taking Lumigan.
 

Lumigan and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?

No studies have been conducted on whether Lumigan passes through breast milk in humans, and it is not known whether Lumigan causes any problems for breastfed children. Even though Lumigan is an eye drop, some of the medication does reach the bloodstream, where it could potentially pass through breast milk.
 
If your healthcare provider recommends taking Lumigan while breastfeeding, be sure to watch for any side effects in your child.
 

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Using Lumigan While Breastfeeding

You should talk with your healthcare provider about Lumigan and breastfeeding. Each woman's situation is different, and you and your healthcare provider understand your situation best. After considering what you want and expect, as well as your current health situation, you and your healthcare provider can make a shared decision about Lumigan and breastfeeding that is right for you.
 
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