I need to take medication; will it harm my baby?

Most medications are safe to take while breastfeeding, but it is wise to check on specific medications to be sure. If you are told that you cannot breastfeed while taking a medication, ensure this advice is supported by evidence. A decision to interrupt breastfeeding should be based on accurate information.  You can contact your local La Leche League Leader for more information specific to your situation; she has access to current resources on medications and breastfeeding. As your own baby’s advocate, double-check that your healthcare provider is using up-to-date information and resources to confirm any recommendation for breastfeeding interruption or weaning.

To encourage, promote and provide breastfeeding, chest feeding and human milk feeding support and educational opportunities as an important contribution to the health of children, families and society