LaViv and Breastfeeding

At this time, it is unclear if the active ingredient in LaViv (azficel-T) passes through breast milk. The prescribing information for LaViv does not say whether it is safe for breastfeeding women to use this product. If your healthcare provider says it is okay, be sure to monitor your infant for any changes or problems.

Can I Use LaViv While Breastfeeding?

At this time, it is unknown if LaViv™ (azficel-T) passes through breast milk. If you are breastfeeding, you should talk with your healthcare provider before using LaViv. The prescribing information does not address this issue whatsoever, which is somewhat unusual.
Just as it is unknown if LaViv 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 LaViv injections while breastfeeding, be sure to watch for any problems or changes in your infant.
Keep in mind that it takes three to six months after the initial skin sample (biopsy) for the laboratory to make your LaViv doses. It is possible that you could have the initial biopsy done while breastfeeding and be finished breastfeeding by the time your doses are ready.

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider

You should discuss breastfeeding and LaViv with your healthcare provider. 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.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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