Many medical imaging tests, such as CT scans or x-ray procedures, require an injection of contrast media. Contrast media is a solution used to see blood vessels and organs like the heart, brain, liver, kidneys, and bowel. Contrast media is injected through a needle into a vein in your arm. The contrast media is naturally removed from your body through your urine (pee) within 11-24 hours.
It is safe to continue breastfeeding after your test. The benefits of breastfeeding far outweigh the possible side effects to your baby.
If you have any questions or concerns, speak with your health care provider (physician, midwife, nurse practitioner, pharmacist nurse or technologist).