"LactMed, a free online database with information on drugs and
lactation, is one of the newest additions to the National Library of
Medicine's (NLM) TOXNET system, a Web-based collection of
resources covering toxicology, chemical safety, and environmental
Geared to the healthcare practitioner and nursing mother, LactMed
contains over 450 drug records. It includes information such as
maternal levels in breast milk, infant levels in blood, potential effects
in breastfeeding infants and on lactation itself, the American
Academy of Pediatrics category indicating the level of compatibility
of the drug with breastfeeding, and alternate drugs to consider.
References are included, as is nomenclature information, such as
the drug's Chemical Abstract Service's (CAS) Registry number and
its broad drug class. LactMed was developed by a pharmacist who
is an expert in this subject area. Three other recognized authorities
serve as the database's scientific review panel. Ancillary resources,
such as a glossary of terms related to drugs and lactation, and breastfeeding links are also offered. LactMed can be searched together with TOXNET's other databases in a multi-database environment, to obtain other relevant information about drugs. As a work in progress, LactMed will continue to expand with additional drugs and be enhanced with other substances, such as industrial chemicals and radiation."
Dr. Tom Hale's website Infant Risk Center at Texas Tech University has a welath of information concerning medications and breastfeeding and other infant risk issues.
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RESOURCES AND PROBLEM SOLVING
The Task Force recommends the La Leche League website to both mothers and health care professionals for accurate and timely answers to common breastfeeding problems. Dr. Jack Newman from the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto has excellent handout material on his website, and the American Academy of Pediatrics parents website Healthy Children has extensive material on the breastfeeding pages. .
Drugs and Breastfeeding
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