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Medication Use and Breastfeeding

by Amy Holmes, PharmD, BCPPS
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP
  • Learning Format: Webinar
  • Handout: No
  • Origin: Neonatal 2017
Abstract:

Maternal milk offers many benefits to both mother and baby; however, breastfeeding is often stopped unnecessarily due to uncertainty or fear regarding potential safety issues with medication use in lactation. This presentation will provide information that will assist health care professionals in optimizing resources to make sound decisions regarding medication safety during lactation. There will be discussion on the pharmacologic properties associated with passage of medications into maternal milk including discussion of specific medication examples. We will discuss resources available that provide the most thorough and up to date information on medication use in lactation. Finally, we will discuss the use of galactogogues to augment breast milk production.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Describe the properties of medications that affect distribution into breast milk
Objective 2: Evaluate the appropriateness of a medication in a breastfeeding mother
Objective 3: Discuss medication options for stimulating breast milk production

Categories: Neonates
Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 6  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks