Can You Take Wegovy While Breastfeeding?

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By Krystal Duhaney | Updated on Sep 12, 2023
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The safety of Wegovy, or semaglutide, while breastfeeding is still up in the air. 

Semaglutide is a peptide drug, and because of its high molecular weight and being heavily protein bound, it's expected that very little would make its way into breast milk 1 . On top of that, the drug would likely be broken down in the infant's stomach, making absorption unlikely. 

That said, the data we have is limited, and until we have more information, it's recommended to exercise caution when using semaglutide during breastfeeding, especially when nursing a newborn or preterm infant. 

It's always best to consult with your healthcare provider before starting any new medication while breastfeeding.

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  1. "Semaglutide"Dec 3, 2018https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK500980/.


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Can You Take Wegovy While Breastfeeding?

 Krystal Duhaney Profile Photo
By Krystal Duhaney | Updated on Sep 12, 2023
Image for article Can You Take Wegovy While Breastfeeding?

The safety of Wegovy, or semaglutide, while breastfeeding is still up in the air. 

Semaglutide is a peptide drug, and because of its high molecular weight and being heavily protein bound, it's expected that very little would make its way into breast milk 1 . On top of that, the drug would likely be broken down in the infant's stomach, making absorption unlikely. 

That said, the data we have is limited, and until we have more information, it's recommended to exercise caution when using semaglutide during breastfeeding, especially when nursing a newborn or preterm infant. 

It's always best to consult with your healthcare provider before starting any new medication while breastfeeding.

Pregnant woman holding her stomach on a bed with a plant in the background

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  1. "Semaglutide"Dec 3, 2018https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK500980/.


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