Breastfeeding after CT w/contrast

For CT scans with an iodine-containing contrast agent, eg. Isovue 370, Intravenous iodinated contrast media is minimally excreted into breastmilk and minimally absorbed orally so it is not likely to reach the bloodstream of the infant or cause any adverse effects in breastfed infants. Guidelines developed by several professional organizations state that breastfeeding need not be disrupted after a nursing mother receives a iodine-containing contrast medium. However, because there is no published experience with iopamidol during breastfeeding, other agents may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant. Ref:

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