As a breastfeeder, have you ever wondered about medications?

Have you ever been told that you cannot take a specific medication?

Did you ever suffer with pain or illness because someone who is NOT a lactation consultant told you not to take a medication?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you should be listening to this episode.

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Things we talked about:

Medications and breastfeeding

Benefits of medications vs the risks of not taking it [8:20]

Where do we get the info?  Or better yet, where shouldn’t we get info? [10:00]

What drugs are a concern? [10:23]

Drugs you can take when pregnant [11:38]

Variables (because you know there are some) [14:41]


 ~Breastfeeding frequency


 ~Half life


Tip of the Week!  From Ashley Joy Doscher on Facebook [21:45]

Dianne’s medication soapbox [23:11]

 ~Not referring

 ~Stopping breastfeeding

Abby’s ridiculous ear infection story [26:54]

Is your doctor your boss? [30:15]

Self advocacy [31:54]

This episode is sponsored by Fairhaven Health; fertility, pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding products. This episode is also brought to you by Milkies; handcrafted keepsakes made with your own breastmilk.

Some other episodes you should check out or we mentioned in this episode

Resources for medications:

Lactmed App

Medications and Mothers Milk – Dr. Thomas Hale

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Music we use~

Music: “Levels of Greatness” from “We Used to Paint Stars in the Sky (2012)” courtesy of Scott Holmes at Holmes