Nasonex and Breastfeeding
Although studies have shown that certain steroids pass through breast milk, it is not known if Nasonex passes through breast milk. However, it is not thought that the medication would pass through breast milk because very little Nasonex reaches the bloodstream. If you are taking Nasonex and breastfeeding at the same time, be sure to watch for any side effects in your child.
An Overview of Nasonex and BreastfeedingCurrently, it is unknown if Nasonex® (mometasone nasal spray) passes through breast milk. If you are breastfeeding a child or are considering breastfeeding, you should talk with your healthcare provider about taking Nasonex.
Nasonex and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?Nasonex is a steroid nasal spray. Studies have shown that other steroids pass through breast milk, but it is unknown if mometasone (the active ingredient of Nasonex) passes through breast milk. However, because very little Nasonex reaches the bloodstream (because it is a nasal spray), Nasonex is not expected to pass through breast milk (since medications must enter the bloodstream before they enter breast milk). If your healthcare provider recommends taking Nasonex while breastfeeding, be sure to watch for any side effects in your child.
Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Nasonex and BreastfeedingYou should talk with your healthcare provider about Nasonex 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 Nasonex and breastfeeding in your particular situation.