Can breastfeeding mothers take paracetamol or paracetamol combination products?

Vanessa Chapman, Associate Professional Lead for Medicines Information, Midlands & East, Midlands and East Medicines Advice Service (Midlands site) & UK Drugs in Lactation Advisory ServiceSource UKMiPublished

This updated Medicines Q&A evaluates the available evidence for the safety of paracetamol in breastfeeding mothers.

The updated version also contains information on paracetamol combination products and gives advice on breastfeeding and self-treatment of minor symptoms if a breastfeeding mother is infected with coronavirus (COVID-19).