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No information is available on the use of micafungin during breastfeeding. Because micafungin is >99% bound to plasma proteins and has poor oral bioavailability, it is unlikely to reach the milk and be absorbed by the infant. Micafungin can safely be given intravenously to infants under 4 months of age. Any amount absorbed from milk is likely to be far less than an infant dose. If micafungin is required by the mother, it is not a reason to discontinue breastfeeding.

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