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Here’s what you should know about medications and breastfeeding:

? Pregnancy risk and lactation risk are NOT the same. Just because something is unsafe in pregnancy does NOT mean it will be unsafe for breastfeeding.

? The safety of a medication depends on all sorts of things - molecular size, half life, relative infant dose, oral availability… and lots of other very scienc-y things.

? Many of the things you might take on a semi-regular basis (and certainly those routinely given for recovery after delivery/c-section) are considered safe. A few examples - tylenol, advil, colace, gas-x, percocet (watch total per day)

? It’s not uncommon for doctors that don’t often work with lactating mothers to be ultra conservative and give bad advice like “discontinue breastfeeding” or “pump and dump”

? Before stopping breastfeeding or dumping your milk, find out if that is truly necessary!

? If you are unsure, reach out to someone that understands medications and lactation (IBCLC!) or use the below resources!

Resources -

Infant Risk - 1(806) 352-2519
MommyMeds (App for your phone)
LactMed

? One last note - there are MANY antidepressant and anti-anxiety medications that are compatible with breastfeeding. Do not suffer. Talk to someone who is knowledgable and get the help you need. ???

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Here’s what you should know about medications and breastfeeding:

? Pregnancy risk and lactation risk are NOT the same. Just because something is unsafe in pregnancy does NOT mean it will be unsafe for breastfeeding. 

? The safety of a medication depends on all sorts of things - molecular size, half life, relative infant dose, oral availability… and lots of other very scienc-y things. 

? Many of the things you might take on a semi-regular basis (and certainly those routinely given for recovery after delivery/c-section) are considered safe. A few examples - tylenol, advil, colace, gas-x, percocet (watch total per day)

? It’s not uncommon for doctors that don’t often work with lactating mothers to be ultra conservative and give bad advice like “discontinue breastfeeding” or “pump and dump”

? Before stopping breastfeeding or dumping your milk, find out if that is truly necessary!

? If you are unsure, reach out to someone that understands medications and lactation (IBCLC!) or use the below resources!

Resources - 

Infant Risk - 1(806) 352-2519 
MommyMeds (App for your phone)
LactMed

? One last note - there are MANY antidepressant and anti-anxiety medications that are compatible with breastfeeding. Do not suffer. Talk to someone who is knowledgable and get the help you need. ???

#ibclc #breastfeeding #breastfeedinghelp #breastfeedingtips #breastmilk #humanmilk #lactation #humanlactation #lactationconsultant #nursingparent #newbaby #letstalklactation #mothersmilk #normalizebreastfeeding #supportisbest #preparedpregnancy #infantgrowth #pregnant #newbornfeeding  #postpartum #latchingtips #cincinnatibreastfeeds #cincyibclc #cincinnatiibclc #breastfeedcincinnati #cincinnatilactation #cincybaby #laidbackbreastfeeding #medicationsandmothersmilk #infantrisk