The effects of intravenous anaesthetics are short-lived. Levels of these drugs in milk are very low. It is therefore considered that breastfeeding can be resumed as soon as the mother has recovered sufficiently from the effects of general anaesthesia. Consider possible risks associated with other drugs used in association with intravenous anaesthetics.
Acting Co-Director, West Midlands Medicines Information Service & UK Drugs in Lactation Advisory Service