Will an extra dose of ART affect my baby while breastfeeding?
15 March 2023. Related: Adherence, All topics.
Hi, please I take my HIV medication every day at 5 pm and I can’t seem to remember if I took it yesterday, so I took it 5 am the next day. Should I still take another medication at the usual 5 pm? and please I’m also a breastfeeding mother will it affect the health of my baby I really need advise please. Thank u
Hi, how are you doing?
Congratulations on having a baby. No an extra dose will not have any affect on your baby’s health.
Yes you can take a dose at 5pm. It is best to continue with your normal time of medication. You may experience more side effects than normal while you have a higher level of medication in your body but this will only remain until the drug level drops to normal.
You can then continue as normal taking your treatment at 5pm.