Lactation Health Resources

  • Finding Good Information about Medication Use During Lactation
    • Do you really need to wean while taking certain medications?
    • Are the warnings on your medication(s) against using while pregnant/breastfeeding designed to prevent lawsuit or based on actual research?
    • Become better educated about what resources you should and shouldn’t use to assess the actual risks associated with taking specific medications while nursing.
  • Infant Risk Center
    • Dr. Tom Hale, PhD, has performed extensive research on the effects of medication in mothers’ milk.
    • Get up-to-date evidence-based information on the use of medications during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
    • This information can also be found in printed form in Medications and Mother’s Milk.
    • Infant Risk Hotline: (806)-352-2519
  • Cold Medications
  • Find a Lactation Consultant
    • Tip: The certification/accreditation to look for, to ensure your consultant has demonstrated expert knowledge about lactation, is called IBCLC.
    • Last time we checked, there were at least two IBCLC lactation consultants in Folsom.
    • Want a recommendation? Members can search the General Forum archives on our Big Tent site to see who other members have recommended.

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