Synvisc and Breastfeeding

Since no clinical studies have been performed on Synvisc (hylan G-F 20) and breastfeeding, it is not known whether the product passes through breast milk. It is also not known whether it would cause any problems in a nursing infant if it did pass through breast milk. If you are taking Synvisc and breastfeeding, make sure to watch for any side effects in your child.

Can I Use Synvisc While Breastfeeding?

At this time, it is unknown if Synvisc® (hylan G-F 20) passes through breast milk. If you are breastfeeding, you should talk with your healthcare provider before taking Synvisc. The manufacturer states that the safety and effectiveness of the medication have not been established in breastfeeding women.
Just as it is unknown if Synvisc passes through breast milk, it is unknown if it could cause any problems in a nursing infant. If your healthcare provider recommends that you receive Synvisc injections while breastfeeding, be sure to watch for any problems or changes in your infant.

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider

You should talk with your healthcare provider about breastfeeding and Synvisc. Each woman's situation is different, and you and your healthcare provider understand your situation best. After considering what you want and expect, as well as your current health situation, the two of you can make a shared decision that is right for you.
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