Breastfeeding and Medications

I promised to write my next post about saturated fat but I just read an excellent Medscape report about breastfeeding and mothers taking drugs. Here is the introduction.

“Many breastfeeding women are advised to stop taking necessary medications or to discontinue nursing because of potential harmful effects on their infants. The reality is that few medications are contraindicated in breastfeeding mothers.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has just released a new clinical report, The Transfer of Drugs and Therapeutics Into Human Breast Milk: An Update on Selected Topics, to provide guidance on drug exposure and reaffirm the recommendation that most medications and immunizations are safe during lactation. Medscape spoke with lead author and pediatrician Hari Cheryl Sachs, MD, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) liaison to the AAP Committee on Drugs, about the key recommendations from the report and resources to assist clinicians in obtaining current information on specific drugs to help guide their advice to breastfeeding women.”

Here is the URL to the article and some other URLs you might want to click if you are a breastfeeding mother or parent.


Drugs and the Breastfeeding Mother: A New Clinical Report

The Transfer of Drugs and Therapeutics Into Human Breast Milk: An Update on Selected Topics,

LactMed

 

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FDA’s Adverse Event Reporting System.

The post has ended, go in peace.

BOB Hansen MD

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