Resources for Medication During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
WellMama strongly encourages all mothers to check with your healthcare provider before taking medication during pregnancy and nursing, including over-the-counter supplements. The resources below may be helpful in determining the options available to you.
Hale Publishing, company of Dr. Thomas Hale who is a leading expert on medications and breastfeeding, provides discussion forums for healthcare providers and patients on concerns related to specific medications.
Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition provides information on medications during breastfeeding.
MedEdPPD is an excellent updated resources for clinicians, care providers, and families. They provide information and updates on current research, including screening tools and protocols. They also offers online CEU credits for providers.
The University of Illinois at Chicago provides expert phone and email consultation to providers with questions about medications, including those prescribed to pregnant or nursing mothers.
The Infant Risk Center provides extensive information about the effect of medications on pregnancy and breastfeeding. They also have a mobile app that allows you to check a medication’s safety for lactating mothers from anywhere.