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Breast milk and contrast media : Is it safe to feed my baby after my medical imaging test? Yes!

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https://vch.eduhealth.ca/PDFs/GK/GK.560.7441.pdf

Fraser Health Authority (FHA), Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), Healthy Families BC, BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre. Vancouver, BC: Fraser Health Authority (FHA) | Providence Health care | Provincial Health Service Authority (PHSA) | Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) , 2019. (Pamphlet, Online)
Audience
Patient or Public
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Family Support & Resource Centre
Your doctor or nurse practitioner has ordered a medical imaging test that requires you to have an injection of contrast media. ; While it is possible that tiny amounts of contrast media can enter breast milk, we want you to know that it is safe to continue to breast feed your baby. ; This document …
Title
Breast milk and contrast media : Is it safe to feed my baby after my medical imaging test? Yes!
Corporate Author
Fraser Health Authority (FHA)
Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)
Healthy Families BC
BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre
Place
Vancouver, BC
Publisher
Fraser Health Authority (FHA)
Providence Health care
Provincial Health Service Authority (PHSA)
Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)
Year Published
2019
Topics
Breastfeeding
CT Scan. CAT Scan. Computerized Axial Tomography
X-rays
Abstract
Your doctor or nurse practitioner has ordered a medical imaging test that requires you to have an injection of contrast media.
While it is possible that tiny amounts of contrast media can enter breast milk, we want you to know that it is safe to continue to breast feed your baby.
This document explains how much contrast your baby might receive in breast milk, how long each type of contrast takes to leave the body, and why it is a good idea to breastfeed as soon as you can after the imaging.
Language
English
Material Type
Pamphlet
Online
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Family Support & Resource Centre
URL
https://vch.eduhealth.ca/PDFs/GK/GK.560.7441.pdf
Audience
Patient or Public