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Medications and Breastfeeding: Current Concepts

by Dr. Frank Nice, RPh, DPA,CPHP
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP, .1 Midwifery CEU
  • Learning Format: Webinar
  • Handout: No
  • Origin: GOLD Perinatal 2015
Abstract:

Sources of information for medication use during breastfeeding will be presented and reviewed. Tools and techniques developed by the author for evaluating medication use during breastfeeding will be introduced. Potential adverse effects in children of mothers who are breastfeeding and taking medications will be reviewed and discussed. Various categories of medications that are usually compatible with breastfeeding will be identified. Using the material presented, healthcare professionals will be able to counsel mothers who are breastfeeding and taking or will take medications (prescription, over-the counter, herbal, and complimentary).

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1:Be able to identify sources of information for medication use and utilize tools and techniques for evaluating medication use during breastfeeding
Objective 2: Be able to identify adverse effects in children of mothers who are taking medications and identify medications that are usually safe to take while breastfeeding
Objective 3: Be able to counsel mothers who are breastfeeding and taking or will take medications

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Presentations: 20  |  Hours / CE Credits: 20.25  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks