Can a woman use a medication abortion regimen if she is breastfeeding?

To date, there have been no studies investigating the relationship between breastfeeding and any of the medication abortion regimens. Women who use the methotrexate and misoprostol regimen for early abortion are generally advised to discontinue breastfeeding for 72 hours after methotrexate administration.


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Last updated: September 2009