Is Ozempic Safe During Breastfeeding?

July 27, 2023

Should breastfeeding mothers use Ozempic? According to Nova Nordisk, makers of Ozempic, this is not a good idea. Safety of Ozempic has not been established for newborn infants. It is not yet known whether Ozempic is excreted in human breast milk. Infants need a good appetite to thrive, so it is better not to take the chance of possibly feeding them small amounts of a drug that could reduce their feeding ability. 

Also consider this: Breastfeeding is a natural way for mothers to lose weight after pregnancy. Breastfeeding an infant “burns” about 400 calories per day, so by not increasing dietary calories, and by getting enough physical activity, mothers are able to lose unnecessary fat without any medications.

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