Many breastfeeding women are wrongly advised to stop taking necessary medications or to discontinue nursing because of potential harmful effects on their infants. In a new clinical report, “The Transfer of Drugs and Therapeutics Into Human Breast Milk: An Update on Selected Topics,” published in the September 2013 Pediatrics (published online Aug. 26), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) provides guidance to physicians regarding drug exposure and reaffirms the recommendation that most medications and immunizations are safe during lactation. It is important for breastfeeding mothers to inform their child’s pediatrician about all of the medications they are taking, including herbal products. Not all drugs are present in clinically significant amounts in human milk or pose a risk to the infant. Certain classes of drugs can be problematic, either because of accumulation in breast milk or due to their effects on the nursing infant or mother. The most common products of concern include pain medications, antidepressants, and drugs to treat substance/alcohol abuse or smoking cessation. Dear visitor, Thanks for your interest in Baby Center. Our website is set up to ensure enhanced security and confidentiality by using strong encryption. Unfortunately, the browser you're using doesn't support TLS 1.1 or 1.2 - the minimum level of encryption required to access our site. To upgrade your browser or security options, please refer to your device or browser manufacturer for instructions. In the meantime, you can use this URL to see limited Baby Center content: sorry for the inconvenience!
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