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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 and Breastfeeding

There has recently been a lot of discussion in the news about the potential hazards of taking antidepressants while pregnant. Some researchers are concerned that they increase the risk of birth defect...

Bright Light Therapy for Depression

Some people dread the change of seasons. Shorter, darker days mean fatigue, oversleeping, too many carbs, and having a general sense of malaise: a pattern known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD). S...

Bisphenol A Effects in Pregnancy

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical commonly found in mass-produced plastics. Recently, there is rising concern over whether or not BPA found in plastic may lead to untoward effects. Due to the prevalence...

Breastfeeding Protects Against Infection

Results of a new study have just been released regarding breastfeeding and its confirmed protective effect against infections. This is very exciting and up-to-date news. While we all know by know that...

Skin-to-Skin Contact

Initiation of breastfeeding as early as possible is beneficial for the mother and the child, (short-term and long-term); this view is now commonly accepted and commonly practiced. Skin-to-skin contact...

Nipple Piercing Effects

Although it is currently thought that nipple piercing for the most part does not affect milk supply in a breastfeeding woman, there are case reports that show that trauma caused by nipple piercing can...

Myasthenia Gravis in Pregnancy

Myasthenia Gravis is an autoimmune neuromuscular disorder that can cause weakness and fatigability. It is caused by antibodies that block the acetylcholine receptors at the post-synaptic junction. Its...

Dental Care in Pregnancy

Dental care is extremely important during pregnancy. Pregnant women have elevated levels of estrogen and progesterone. These hormones cause the gums to be more sensitive to the bacteria that is found ...