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Medication Use During Breastfeeding

by Philip Anderson, Pharm.D.
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP, 1 CNE, 1 CME, 0.1 Midwifery CEU, 1 Dietetic CEU
  • Handout: No
Abstract:

Many mothers do not breastfeed their infants, discontinue breastfeeding or fail to take medications while they are breastfeeding. The principles of drug passage into breast milk are well established, although not well known by many health professionals. This presentation will review the principles of drug passage into breast milk, medications and factors that can cause a risk for adverse reactions in breastfed infants and discuss how to choose the most appropriate medications for mothers who are breastfeeding their infants.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: List 3 factors that increase infant impact of a drug in milk;

Objective 2: List 3 strategies to minimize infant intake of drugs in milk;

Objective 3: List the infant age range of greatest risk for drug ingestion while nursing.

Presentations: 33  |  Hours / CE Credits: 32.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks