Whether After Chemotherapy Can Breastfeed Again
Hello doc, after giving birth in a sc, I was declared ca ovarian, currently I am still breastfeeding my child (age 1 month) soon I will undergo chemotherapy and of course I am not allowed to breastfeed my child first. My question is whether later after the chemo is finished I can breastfeed my child again? How to tips for ASI to remain smooth and after chemo can still produce ASI
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It is true that you mentioned that when you receive chemotherapy drugs, you should not breastfeed your baby because the chemotherapy drugs can enter your breast milk and affect your baby. You may continue to breastfeed your baby after the chemotherapy is done, but you should ask your doctor directly when you can continue breastfeeding exactly. You can not breastfeed immediately after chemotherapy is done because you still have to wait until all the chemotherapy drugs are out of your body and the length of time these chemotherapy drugs out of your body can vary (depending on what type of chemotherapy drug you receive).
To make sure your milk keeps coming out after you finish chemotherapy, you should make sure you keep pumping your milk as often as possible while you are undergoing chemotherapy. You should not give ASIP to your baby and must be discarded and ASI or new ASIP may be given after your doctor allows it (again depending on what chemotherapy drug you are receiving and when the drug has completely come out of your body). As long as you make sure you always empty your breasts, breast milk will always be produced.
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