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Cough & Cold Medications while Breastfeeding

Common medications and their safety for use while breastfeeding to treat common illnesses like pain, fever, cough, congestion, allergies and their symptoms.

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...

Breastfeeding, Caffeine, and Energy Drinks

Caffeine is the most widely consumed stimulant in the world. As such, the safety of caffeine-containing drinks during lactation can raise a lot of questions for new mothers. Post-partum fatigue and fr...

ADHD Medications and Breastfeeding

For most lactating mothers with ADHD, the benefits of breastfeeding outweigh the risks of concurrent treatment with stimulants, the most commonly prescribed medications. Few patients with ADHD require...

Neonatal Vitamin K Refusal Increasing

Vitamin K is an essential intervention recommended for all newborns to prevent Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding (VKDB), and has been part of newborn care since 1961. Unfortunately, parental refusal of ne...

Brucellosis during Breastfeeding

Untreated brucellosis is one of the few true contraindications to breastfeeding. But how do you treat a breastfeeding woman, and for how long should you withhold breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding with COVID-19 – Safety and Guidelines

Even in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, breastfeeding is still safe and highly recommended. Current guidelines from all of the major health organizations, including the World Health Organization, U...

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding may Lower Risk of Early Menopause

More research is being done on prevention of early menopause and a study recently published in JAMA found that pregnancy and breastfeeding may decrease risk of early menopause.

Breastfeeding after Breast Augmentation

Cosmetic breast surgery is popular in the United States. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, breast augmentation was the most popular cosmetic surgery in 2019. Some evidence indicat...
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