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Humalog Mix75/25 and Breastfeeding

Although no studies have been done on breastfeeding and Humalog Mix75/25, the medication appears to be safe for nursing women and their infants. Even if it does pass through breast milk, the insulin would be destroyed in the digestive tract of the infant. Before using Humalog Mix75/25, breastfeeding women should ask their healthcare providers about the benefits and potential risks.

Breastfeeding and Humalog Mix75/25: An Overview

It is unclear if Humalog® Mix75/25 (insulin lispro protamine/insulin lispro) passes through breast milk. However, this medication is not predicted to cause problems when used during nursing. Make sure to talk to your healthcare provider before taking Humalog Mix75/25 (or any other insulin) if you are breastfeeding or plan to start, as it can affect your insulin requirements.

Can I Take Humalog Mix75/25 While Breastfeeding?

Most healthcare providers consider insulins safe for women who are breastfeeding. Although no studies have been done to see if Humalog Mix75/25 passes through breast milk in humans, this probably does not matter. Even if it does pass through breast milk, it would likely be destroyed in the digestive tract of the infant. Insulin is a protein that is digested and inactivated when taken by mouth. This is why insulin cannot be taken by mouth and must be injected.
Breastfeeding can affect your blood sugar levels and your insulin requirements. Therefore, make sure you and your healthcare provider have a plan for safely controlling your blood sugar levels while breastfeeding. You may need to test your blood sugar levels more frequently than you have in the past.

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Humalog Mix75/25 and Breastfeeding

You should discuss Humalog Mix75/25 and breastfeeding 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 about Humalog Mix75/25 and breastfeeding that is right for you.
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