What medication can I take while I'm breastfeeding?      Bookmark and Share

General Guidelines:

  1. We don't throw milk away without a really, really good reason.  Like you are getting chemotherapy or decided to do heroin.
  2. Most medications are compatible (I try to avoid saying "safe") with breastfeeding.
  3. Most pharmacists and other health professionals don't know #1, #2 or that good pumps can be really expensive.  Sometimes they give well-intentioned bad advice.  Back to #1 and #2.
  4. If we give it to infants, it's OK to take
  5. If you don't really need to take it (like cold medications) don't take it
  6. Most antibiotics are fine



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and Me, although I'm just going to check LactMed

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updated January, 2011