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NovoLog Mix 50/50 and Breastfeeding

Since no studies have been performed on NovoLog Mix 50/50 and breastfeeding, researchers do not know if the insulin passes through breast milk. Even if it does pass through breast milk, however, it would be destroyed in the digestive tract of the infant. Before using NovoLog Mix 50/50, breastfeeding women should first consult their healthcare providers.

NovoLog Mix 50/50 and Breastfeeding: An Overview

It is not clear if NovoLog® Mix 50/50 (insulin aspart protamine/insulin aspart) passes through breast milk. However, this medication is not predicted to cause problems when used during breastfeeding. You should talk with your healthcare provider before taking NovoLog Mix 50/50 if you are breastfeeding or plan to start.
 

Can I Take This Drug If I'm Breastfeeding?

Most healthcare providers consider insulins (including NovoLog Mix 50/50) to be safe for breastfeeding women, much safer than most oral diabetes medications. While no studies have been done to see if NovoLog Mix 50/50 passes through breast milk in humans, this is probably irrelevant. Even if it does pass through breast milk, it would be destroyed in the digestive tract of the infant. Insulin (including NovoLog Mix 50/50) is a protein that is digested and inactivated when taken by mouth. This is why insulin cannot be taken by mouth but must be injected.
 

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider

You should talk with your healthcare provider about NovoLog Mix 50/50 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, the two of you can make a shared decision about NovoLog Mix 50/50 and breastfeeding that is right for you.
 
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