Xrays/Imaging without Contrast
Radiology Xrays/Imaging without Contrast

Xrays/Imaging without Contrast

Xrays that are plain images such as chest x-rays, bone x-rays, fluoroscopy, and computed tomography (CT) are considered safe with no need to interrupt breastfeeding.


American College of Radiology. ACR Manual on Contrast Media. Administration of contrast media to women who are breast-feeding. 2021; 98-99: 2021 https://www.acr.org/-/media/ACR/Files/Clinical-Resources/Contrast_Media.pdf (accessed August 15, 2021)

Mitchell KB, Fleming MM, Anderson PO, et al ABM Clinical Protocol #31; Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Studies in Lactating Women Breastfeeding Med 14(5) 2019 Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine 290-294