A risk to the child should not be excluded. The product should only be used during pregnancy and lactation after the benefit/risks have been weighed up carefully.
Simply so, does NAC affect breast milk?
NAC is not a natural compound, is not found in breast milk and oral administration of NAC would likely result in some NAC in breast milk.
Likewise, people ask, which of the medicine a breastfeeding mother should avoid during lactation?
Drugs contraindicated during breastfeeding include anticancer drugs, lithium, oral retinoids, iodine, amiodarone and gold salts. An understanding of the principles underlying the transfer into breast milk is important, as is an awareness of the potential adverse effects on the infant.
Is acetylcysteine safe for pregnancy?
For pregnant women: Acetylcysteine is a category B pregnancy drug. That means two things: Studies of the drug in pregnant animals have not shown a risk to the fetus.
Taking dextromethorphan (Delsym, Robitussin), a cough suppressant, while breastfeeding is typically fine. If you have a dry cough, you might find this helpful. If your cough comes with a bit more mucus, guaifenesin ER (Mucinex) is usually the go-to.
Supplements and herbs to avoid when breastfeeding:
- Aloe latex.
- Berberine/goldenseal (berberine is a compound found in goldenseal)
- Black cohosh.
- Butterbur — Contains compounds that may cause liver damage (Chojkier, J Hepatol 2003)
- Dong quai (Angelica sinensis) (National Library of Medicine 2018)
To avoid developing a vitamin D deficiency, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and American Academy of Pediatrics recommend breastfed and partially breastfed infants be supplemented with 400 IU per day of vitamin D beginning in the first few days of life.
Safety and side effects
When consumed in food, quercetin is safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
Dextromethorphan has been studied in breastfeeding women and is considered safe. (Often found in Alka Seltzer Plus, Tylenol Cough & Cold, Vicks DayQuil and NyQuil and more.) Chlorpheniramine has been approved, but large doses could also lower milk supply.
For women who are breastfeeding with suspected or confirmed flu, treatment with oral oseltamivir is currently preferred. Available data indicate that oseltamivir is poorly excreted in breast milk.
The preferred antiviral medication for breastfeeding mothers is oseltamivir, which can treat influenza A and B.