Soma and Breastfeeding

Research on Soma (carisoprodol) and breastfeeding show that the medication passes through breast milk. The drug may also decrease milk production as a result of poor feeding due to excessive drowsiness in the infant. Therefore, if you are taking Soma and breastfeeding, be sure to watch for any side effects in your child.

Is Soma Safe for Breastfeeding Women?

Soma® (carisoprodol) passes through breast milk in humans and may cause problems in a breastfed infant. If you are breastfeeding, you should talk with your healthcare provider about taking Soma. Many healthcare providers do not recommend Soma for breastfeeding women.
 

What Does the Research Say About Soma and Breastfeeding?

Research has shown that Soma passes through breast milk in humans, possibly leading to significant exposure of the infant to Soma. In fact, Soma may cause breastfeeding problems, since it may cause decreased milk production (caused by poor feeding due to excessive drowsiness in the infant). In most cases, breastfeeding women should avoid taking Soma. If your healthcare provider recommends that you take Soma while breastfeeding, be sure to watch for any side effects (especially excessive drowsiness and poor feeding) in your child.
 

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Soma and Breastfeeding

You should talk with your healthcare provider about breastfeeding and Soma. 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, you and your healthcare provider can make a shared decision that is right for you.
 
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