All Things Breastfeeding Episode 15: Breastfeeding and Medications

BFpodart3This week on the podcast Barbara and Barb chat about breastfeeding and medication safety. We share wonderful resources so that you can make informed health care decisions. In the news this week: Similac is back with another commercial getting us fired up here at the Breastfeeding Center in Ann Arbor!


Resources of the week: 

Medication and Mothers’ Milk by Thomas Hale 

Infant Risk Center



Apps you can download for electronic devices:


Infant Risk Center


If you are interested in the pathophysiology of medication entry into breastmilk, check out this information from the infant risk center.

The FDA is working on better lactation labeling for medications.


American Academy of Breastfeeding Protocols:

Contraception During Breastfeeding

Use of Antidepressants in Breastfeeding Mothers

Analgesia and Anesthesia for the Breastfeeding Mother


Kay Hoover’s Poster on the use of radio contrast agents 


Taking Sudafed may reduce milk supply.


In the News:

Similac commercial to “End Mommy Wars”. 


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Thanks again and Happy Breastfeeding!

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