Agenda

This month we addressed the topic of medicine use in women who are breastfeeding, including a discussion around COVID-19 vaccination during breastfeeding.

In this webinar we heard from specialist pharmacists from the UK Drugs in Lactation Advisory Service, an NHS service provided as part of the Specialist Pharmacy Service.  They  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 webpages.  These have been designed to help through the process of researching recommended resources, undertaking a risk assessment and giving informed advice in a clinical area where there is often a lack of robust clinical evidence.

Presented by:
Laura Kearney
Specialist Lactation pharmacist and Regional Principal Medicines Information Pharmacist
UK Drugs in Lactation Advisory Service and Midlands and East Medicines Advice Service (Midlands)

Sarah Fenner
Specialist Lactation pharmacist and Regional Medicines Information Pharmacist
UK Drugs in Lactation Advisory Service and Midlands and East Medicines Advice Service (Midlands)

A pdf of the slides is available below and the the recording is available here.

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