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May 04th 2015:Beyond 'Pump and Dump': Medications and Breastfeeding

“My doctor wants me to take this medicine, but tells me I’ll need to stop breastfeeding.” Leading health experts recommend that mothers continue breastfeeding for at least a year or two, and many mothers want to meet these goals. When medical care is necessary, the use of medications can cause worry or concern about breastfeeding. Some mothers are told—correctly or not—that they can’t breastfeed their baby after taking a particular medication for treatment, or as part of diagnostic testing. In truth, some medications are not compatible with breastfeeding, and some are nothing to worry about. D

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Ann Davis

Ann Davis, RPh IBCLC is a versatile and experienced pharmacist and lactation consultant who blends pragmatism with problem-solving. Over more than twenty years of experience in retail and compounding pharmacies, Ann has proven to be an ally to breastfeeding moms and babies facing a host of challenges-medicinal or otherwise, from outside the health care establishment or within. If you have a question about breastfeeding and medicine, Ann is the person to call. An expert on endocrinology, particularly women's hormones, Ann has taught classes, led support groups, and provided one-on-one consultation for many breastfeeding mothers. Told they must "wean" due to a medicine, a procedure, or a bio
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