CAN I TAKE THIS MEDICATION IF I’M BREASTFEEDING?

Mothers who are breastfeeding often call my office to find out if a particular drug is safe to take. The truth is that every drug that a mom takes gets excreted in the breast milk to some extent. The issue is how much and is it a problem. The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has one of the best, most reliable websites for finding information on drugs and lactation (LactMed). Drugs are searchable by drug name (generic or trade name) and by pharmacologic category. I’ve listed the most common medications I get calls about, but check out the website...

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