Breastfeeding and medications are compatible. Therefore, it is unlikely that a breastfeeding mother needs to ‘pump and dump’ or to wean for treatment of medical problems. The most common form of treatment that likely requires weaning is cancer chemotherapy.
Below are several free, web-based resources on using medications during lactation:
|Resource Name||What is it?||How do I contact them?|
|LactMed||The National Institute of Health Toxnet medications and lactation database||Click Here|
|Dr. Thomas Hale’s Infant Risk Center Physician hotline||A research center for medication safety during pregnancy and lactation||(806) 352-2519
No answering machine. If busy or no answer, you will need to call back. Only open during regular business hours.
You may also explore their Infant Risk website for info.
|e-lactancia||A comprehensive medication and herbal medicine database in Spain, available in English and Spanish||Click Here|
|Organization of Teratology Information Specialists||Information on medications during pregnancy and lactation. They offer free online chats and phone calls for families and health professionals.||Click Here|