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Every year, the InfantRisk Center publishes studies on the transfer of various drugs into breast milk. We invite you to review these studies and consider participating in one of them. Participation is simple: you will need to collect samples of your breast milk at regular intervals, freeze them, and send them to our laboratories using prepaid overnight mailing. Your involvement will greatly contribute to our research and help ensure the safety of medications for breastfeeding mothers.

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Weight Loss in Lactation

Many women are eager to lose weight after childbirth. However, a common concern is how to do so safely without compromising milk supply. Self-compassion is very important in this process as societal pressure for women to quickly revert to their "normal" state is often unrealistic. It's normal for it to take 6 to 12 months for a woman's body to return to its pre-pregnancy weight. In this article, we will discuss how to safely lose weight during lactation.
Domperidone and Low Milk Supply
In recent decades, domperidone has gained popularity in the breastfeeding community and has been used off-label to treat low milk supply. Domperidone’s major drawbacks are rare, but severe, including ...
Sunscreen Smarts for Breastfeeding Families
Rain, shine, winter, summer, or any time spent outdoors leaves skin vulnerable to damage from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Regularly wearing sunscreen is clinically proven to reduce the risk of squam...
Nurturing with Nature: Herbal Research Woes
The InfantRisk Center receives daily inquiries regarding herbal supplements and their safety. In this article, we will discuss why we have not historically given recommendations regarding herbals and ...

Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy

It is common for pregnant women to want to put their baby’s health before their own, but in the case of depression lack of treatment can also pose risks. The benefits of treating depression often outw...

Antidepressant Use While Breastfeeding: What should I know?

The postpartum period can be a magical time when a mom finally gets to meet and spend time with their new baby. However, this time can also be challenging for many mothers.

Botox Injections and Breastfeeding

If Botox injections have become a regular part of your wellness routine, you may wonder whether they are safe while breastfeeding. Let's take a look at the research.

Alcohol & Breastfeeding: What’s your time-to-zero?

Drinking alcohol doesn't have to be a barrier to safe breastfeeding. Use our calculator to find out how long it will take for alcohol to be eliminated from your breastmilk.

Postnatal Vitamins While Breastfeeding

For decades, prenatal vitamins have been available and recommended by providers. Pregnancy is a time of intense physiological change both for mother and baby, and appropriate supplementation of variou...

Esketamine and Breastfeeding

Esketamine can be part of the psychiatric management of treatment-resistant depression and its compatibility with breastfeeding is currently unknown. Esketamine likely penetrates breastmilk to a low d...

Antibodies, the Immune System, & Breastfeeding: The Basics

Antibodies are a known benefit of breastfeeding. A specific type of antibody found in breastmilk, IgA, protects infants from infections.

COVID-19 Vaccines, Mechanisms, and Breast Milk Antibodies

Infants’ immune systems are immature, so they rely on maternal antibodies given through breast milk. Maternal vaccination and subsequent breastfeeding can provide the benefits of vaccination to infant...

Fad Diets During Pregnancy

It seems there is always a new diet that becomes “trendy” or popular in the media, many of which tout “healthier” or “clean” eating. It is important to consider that such diets may have negative effec...