Date12 May 2021
About the event
This month we addressed the topic of medicine use in women who are breastfeeding, including a discussion around COVID-19 vaccination during breastfeeding. The webinar was led by specialist pharmacists from the UK Drugs in Lactation Advisory Service, an NHS service provided as part of the Specialist Pharmacy Service.
Why it’s important
We should protect the breastfeeding relationship wherever possible because breast feeding as many benefits and advising not to breast feed is not a “no risk” option.
What was covered
The event covered:
- why the topic is important for healthcare professionals
- why telling the mother to stop breastfeeding isn’t in itself without risks
- what resources are available to you
- commonly asked questions
Through specific examples, we also heard about how UKDILAS create their advice and the newly launched SPS Safety in Breastfeeding webpages.
Through the process of researching recommended resources, these pages have been designed to help healthcare professionals undertake a risk assessment and give informed advice in a clinical area where there is often a lack of robust clinical evidence.
Presented by Specialist Lactation Pharmacists, Laura Kearney and Sarah Fenner. Follow the links to read more about them.
Slides from the presentation are now available below
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