You can take ibuprofen while breastfeeding, so you don't have to suffer through those pesky postpartum aches and pains. Ibuprofen is considered safe to use during breastfeeding, and it's a common choice for pain relief.
Numerous studies1 have shown that only small amounts of ibuprofen pass into breast milk. The levels found in breast milk are typically much lower than the standard infant dosage, so it's unlikely to have any significant effect on your little one.
However, as with any medication, it's important to use ibuprofen as directed and in moderation. Stick to the recommended dosage, and try to take it right after breastfeeding to allow time for the medication to metabolize before the next feeding session.
Of course, if you have any concerns or questions, don't hesitate to consult your healthcare provider.