Breastfeeding and Medication

My doctor said I couldn't take my anxiety medication and breastfeed. I am sad. Help!

Breastmilk is important for your baby's development. But your physical and mental health are also important. Some medicines can pass through breastmilk. They can make your baby extra sleepy and less interested in feeding. They can cause digestive problems.

Not all drugs pass through breastmilk. Talk with a pharmacist or your doctor about medicines that are safe with breastfeeding. Some other drugs don't pass through breastmilk but could reduce your milk supply. Some allergy and cold medicines do this.

Always check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking drugs when pregnant or breastfeeding.



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