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Medications and Breastfeeding

 One of the most common questions that I get asked by my patients' mothers is whether or not the medications they are taking are compatible with breastfeeding. Although my favorite resource is a textbook called "Medications and Mother's Milk" by Thomas Hale, PhD, I've been recommending the two resources in the above photo with increasing frequency.  Dr. Hale is the co-director of the  Infant Risk Center  in TX and I have called their hotline more times than I can keep track of to get questions answered about the safety of medications during lactation.  Their hotline phone number is (806) 352-2519 (they are available between 8a-5p CST) and their website also has a forum that is easy to search.  I also like to use the  LactMed website  and app, which is the NIH's resource for drug safety during pregnancy and breastfeeding.  

One of the most common questions that I get asked by my patients' mothers is whether or not the medications they are taking are compatible with breastfeeding. Although my favorite resource is a textbook called "Medications and Mother's Milk" by Thomas Hale, PhD, I've been recommending the two resources in the above photo with increasing frequency.  Dr. Hale is the co-director of the Infant Risk Center in TX and I have called their hotline more times than I can keep track of to get questions answered about the safety of medications during lactation.  Their hotline phone number is (806) 352-2519 (they are available between 8a-5p CST) and their website also has a forum that is easy to search.  I also like to use the LactMed website and app, which is the NIH's resource for drug safety during pregnancy and breastfeeding.  

Jessica Madden