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If you are taking Limbitrol and breastfeeding (or are planning on starting), talk to your healthcare provider immediately. The medicine is known to pass through breast milk and could cause serious problems for a nursing infant. Even if your healthcare provider believes that Limbitrol and breastfeeding is a safe combination, make sure to watch for any side effects in your child, such as poor feeding.

Limbitrol and Breastfeeding: An Overview

Limbitrol® (chlordiazepoxide and amitriptyline) passes through breast milk and could cause problems in a breastfed infant. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or thinking of starting, make sure to let your healthcare provider know.
 

Limbitrol and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?

Amitriptyline (one of the components of Limbitrol) passes through breast milk in women. It is not known whether the other component (chlordiazepoxide) also passes through breast milk. However, due to its chemical structure, chlordiazepoxide is likely to pass through breast milk. Both medications could cause serious problems in a breastfed infant, such as extreme drowsiness and poor feeding. If your healthcare provider recommends taking Limbitrol while breastfeeding, be sure to watch for these and any side effects in your child.
 

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Limbitrol and Breastfeeding

You should talk with your healthcare provider about Limbitrol and breastfeeding. Everyone's situation is different, and your healthcare provider understands 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 Limbitrol and breastfeeding that is right for you.
 
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