Use of medications is a common concern when prescribing for the infant or the breastfeeding mother. However only medications absorbed into the mother's bloodstream can enter breastmilk. Many medications bind to her body’s proteins and therefore are held in the mother’s bloodstream and do not transfer to the breastmilk and the baby.
- Lactmed, National Library of Medicine (US)
- Statement on Resuming Breastfeeding after Anesthesia, Developed by: Committee on Obstetric Anesthesia
- MothertoBaby.org - factsheets on common exposures during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
- Mother to Baby North Texas- provides free services for health care professionals, Texas residents, and students through funding by the University of North Texas, grants, and donations. Counseling is offered to anyone concerned about pregnancy or breastfeeding exposures to teratogens.
- Texas WIC Printable Handout: Medications and Breastfeeding (English PDF)
- Texas WIC Printable Handout: Medications and Breastfeeding (Spanish PDF)
- InfantRisk Center or call 806-352-2519 Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Mother to Baby Texas TIPS - 855-884-7248
- Mother to Baby North Texas - 855-999-3525, questions answered via texting platform