Is your medication safe when breastfeeding?

How can you find out if a medication you have been prescribed is safe to take while breastfeeding?

After reading an interesting discussion on Natural Parenting Canterbury’s Facebook page, I thought it would be useful to record the tips and links provided by members of the group on our website for future reference.

In addition to asking your doctor, you may want to confirm your information by checking with one or more of these sources:

Your pharmacist.

Your local La Leche League leader. Find your local contact here.

Healthline on freephone number: 0800 611 116.

The Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed)  an online database from the US National Library of Medicine, also available as an application for Android devices.

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