Pediatricians: Many medications safe while breastfeeding

A clinical report released today by the American Academy of Pediatrics said many mothers many be “inappropriately advised” to avoid taking certain medications while breastfeeding.

The study reported many medications can be safely used while breastfeeding and that the benefits of breastfeeding outweigh the risk of drug exposure to infants. 

The study recommends mothers find accurate information on which medications can be safely taken while breastfeeding at the LactMed website.

Read the full report here.