I just found out I have hyperthyroidism. Are there any medications that I can take for this condition and still nurse my nine-month-old son?
Radioactive iodine should not be used in either the diagnosis or treatment of hyperthyroidism in the breastfeeding mother, since the material can accumulate in the breast and can affect the infant’s thyroid gland.
Two commonly used medications for hyperthyroidism, propylthioruacil (PTU) and methimazole (Tapazole) can be safely used in the breastfeeding mother. Ask your doctor about these drugs.