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Taking Medications While Breastfeeding

Author: John Smith , MedSchoolForParents.com Editor
 
Can you take meds and lactate ?
 
Dr. Gideon Koren, MedSchoolForParents.com expert, discusses medication use during lactation. Most medications are safe but mothers need to find out in advance which are safe
 
 

Here are some top tips for mothers from Dr. Koren, medschoolforparents.com, expert:
 
  1. Most medications go into the milk in VERY small amounts, therefore they will not effect your baby
  2. Speak with your doctor before taking any medicine while breastfeeding because...
  3. Drugs that can affect a child are very few, but below are some examples:
                        Phenobarbital (Migraine use)
                        Amiodarone (cardiac arrhythmias),
                        Codeine (Tylenol 3 for pain)
                             This is based on genetics: some mothers hyper-metabolize the drug into morphine, so you should consult your doctor
 
 
Updated 03/08/2017

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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