Suprax and Breastfeeding
It is unknown whether Suprax (cefixime) passes through breast milk. However, it is thought that it may pass through breast milk in low amounts, and could cause thrush or digestive problems in a nursing child. Because of the unknown risks, make sure to talk to your healthcare provider before taking Suprax while breastfeeding.
At this time, it is unknown if Suprax® (cefixime) passes through breast milk in humans. While cephalosporins are usually considered compatible with breastfeeding, there are some precautions to consider. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or plan to start, talk with your healthcare provider before taking Suprax.
Research has demonstrated that most cephalosporins pass through breast milk in low amounts. This is probably true of Suprax as well; however, Suprax has not been studied in nursing women, and it is unknown whether the drug would pass through breast milk.
Cephalosporins appear to be safe for use while nursing. However, it is possible that an infant who is exposed to Suprax through breast milk might be at risk for thrush or for digestive problems like nausea or diarrhea. Mothers who take Suprax while breastfeeding should be watchful for these potential problems.
In many situations, the potential risks are so small that it is not worth the hassle, or worth potentially compromising the mother's breast milk supply, to temporarily stop breastfeeding while taking Suprax.
You should discuss breastfeeding and Suprax use with your healthcare provider. 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 that is right for you.