Safety in Breastfeeding

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Using COVID-19 vaccines in breastfeeding women

5 January 2021Information concerning COVID-19 vaccination in breastfeeding women

Why breastfeeding is important and how pharmacy can help

4 December 2020This page describes the benefits of breastfeeding and the role registered pharmacy professionals have in ensuring continued breastfeeding and safe medicines’ use. You may also…

Advising on medicines regimens during breastfeeding

4 December 2020In many instances, medicines can be continued as normal throughout breastfeeding; we suggest you refer first to our Medicines specific advice during breastfeeding. This page…

Questions to ask when giving advice on medicines and breastfeeding

4 December 2020This page provides advice on the types of questions to ask a mother or another health-care professional who is seeking pharmacy input on the safety…

Information products that give advice on medicines and breastfeeding

4 December 2020This page lists SPS resources and other information products that can help registered pharmacy professionals advising patients and other healthcare professionals on the safe use…

Safety in Lactation: Sympathomimetics for acute cardiac conditions

4 November 2020Additional information relating to breastfeeding To be used in conjunction with individual drug entries for specific information and guidance. Dobutamine, dopamine and dopexamine are inotropes…

Can mothers breastfeed after a medical termination of pregnancy?

30 October 2020This updated Medicines Q&A evaluates the available evidence for the safety of mifepristone and misoprostol in breast feeding women. Summary There will be occasions when…

Can low dose aspirin be used in breastfeeding mothers as an antiplatelet agent?

29 October 2020Limited data and pharmacokinetics indicate that low dose aspirin (defined here as 75 – 150mg daily) passes into breast milk in small amounts.   There…

Emergency contraception and breast-feeding

28 October 2020It is possible for a woman to get pregnant again very soon after the birth of a baby, even if breastfeeding, and even if periods…

Safety in Lactation: Topical nasal decongestants

27 October 2020Drugs used for nasal decongestion have limited systemic absorption in the mother, and pose negligible risk to a breastfed infant. There is no published evidence…