We know lactation. The InfantRisk Center team includes a diverse group of specialists—a necessity for breastfeeding medicine. We provide up-to-date knowledge on the safety of various medications for all nursing mothers. We want to ensure each mother has a strong, healthy breastfeeding journey by connecting parents and providers with our cutting-edge resources.
InfantRisk Call Center
We know it takes more than facts to make decisions. Sometimes you need guidance from a seasoned expert, help resolving conflicting information, or even just a little reassurance about your choice. Thanks to the generosity of the David D. & Nona S. Payne Foundation, we have a free call center for parents or providers, staffed by experienced nurses trained by Drs. Hale and Krutsch.
Call the Infant Risk Center during regular business hours with any questions about medications and breastfeeding.
- Monday through Friday, 8AM to 5PM CST
MommyMeds for Moms
MommyMeds is the premier health & safety app for all pregnant and breastfeeding mothers. Ensure safe breastfeeding and care of your baby while using prescription and over-the-counter medication.
Scan over-the-counter medications
Scan the barcodes of thousands of medications and receive immediate, easy to understand information on drug safety and ingredients.
Search over 20,000 drugs and medications
Developed with 25+ years of research by ‘Medication and Mothers’ Milk’ author Dr. Thomas Hale, PhD MommyMeds brings an entire database of up-to-date safety and care practices at your fingertips.
Push Notifications with Recent News & Research
Receive notifications with new information on drugs, research, and breastfeeding news.
InfantRisk for Healthcare Professionals
The InfantRisk App gives health care providers fast, convenient access to up-to-date and evidence-based information about prescription and non-prescription medications and their safety during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Safety Ratings & Information
Reliable safety ratings and other information on more than 20,000 drugs.
Drug Recommendations by Condition
Major lists of appropriate drugs for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers for various conditions like headache, nausea, and allergies.
Search by product name and/or sort by category to obtain product safety information and indicate if that product is safe for use.
Hale's Medications & Mothers' Milk™ 2021
This 2021 edition has been extensively revised, and now includes 50 completely new and 356 updated medications, and state-of-the-art coverage of multiple diseases, vaccines, and syndromes. It addresses the use of radiopharmaceuticals, chemotherapeutic agents, and vaccines in breastfeeding mothers, and covers adult concerns, methods of reducing risk to infants, and infant monitoring.
Hale's Medications & Mothers' Milk can be purchased through Springer Publishing.
Lactation Risk Categories Explained
Drs. Thomas Hale and Kaytlin Krutsch have performed extensive research on the effects of medications in mother’s milk. They have given each medication a rating from Safest (L1) to Hazardous (L5).
L1 Safest: Extensive evidence demonstrating no adverse effects on the infant
L2 Safer: Limited evidence without an increase in adverse effects on the infant
L3 Probably Safe: No studies, but expert opinion suggesting safety. Risk to the infant is possible, and further evaluation must be taken to consider individual situations.
L4 Possibly Hazardous: Positive evidence or expert opinion of risk to the infant or milk production.
L5 Hazardous: Significant and documented risk to the infant. Contraindicated
The information contained in these apps is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. You are strongly encouraged to confirm any information obtained from or through this app with your physician or another professional healthcare provider and to review all information regarding any medical condition or treatment with your physician or healthcare provider. All content, including text, graphics, images, and information contained on or available through this app is for general information purposes only.