Radiology letter

Sometimes a breastfeeding parent is told by a health care provider that they will need to “pump and dump” their milk after receiving a contrast dye for a radiological scan.  This information is not accurate and not currently supported by breastfeeding advocacy organizations and research.  Many parents are distressed to discover that discarding their milk is unnecessary after a CT or MRI scan.  In order to help advocate for parents in these situations, the former Breastfeeding Coalition of South Central Wisconsin (BCSCW) published a letter that can be sent to a medical provider to help advocate for breastfeeding families. This letter was written by a local physician and was approved by the Health Care Outreach Committee at BCSCW.

For more information about medical imaging contrast agents and breastfeeding compatibility, see these links:
https://radiology.wisc.edu/ct-contrast-and-breastfeeding/

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