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Old 06-16-2015, 02:37 PM   #1
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I have to get a chest X-ray tomorrow morning due to recent respiratory issues. I forgot to ask my doctor today and will ask the technician in the morning but is it safe to breastfeed after an X-ray? Can the radiation pass to the baby?

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If you are being injected with a radioactive isotope then you'll need to pump and dump
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I've had dental x rays with no problem, but you should ask the technician.
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Re: X-ray and breastfeeding?

I would definitely ask but for a simple chest xray, you shouldn't have any issues. If you're concerned, though, you may want to pump and dump for a couple of hours afterward to be sure.
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Re: X-ray and breastfeeding?

The technician said it would be fine. I felt a little weird about it tho so I get off on nursing for the day. We supplement with formula so I used that instead. Thanks for your help ladies!
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