Drugs in Breastfeeding

The importance of managing maternal postpartum pain is widely recognized. Yet how to provide treatment that is protective of the neonate while simultaneously providing adequate maternal therapy has not been determined.

There has recently been a lot of discussion in the news about the potential hazards of taking antidepressants while pregnant. Some researchers are concerned that they increase the risk of birth defects.

Birth Control

Most women who breastfeed exclusively stop having menstrual periods.

Over-The-Counter

Deodorants are a necessary part of daily life for most people. Most of the antiperspirants on the market contain aluminum and this can be harmful to a pregnant woman.

Lifestyle while Breastfeeding

Many children are injured and even killed in motor vehicle crashes every year. Learn how to protect your new baby with a proper car seat.

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical commonly found in mass-produced plastics.

Most women who breastfeed exclusively stop having menstrual periods.

Deodorants are a necessary part of daily life for most people. Most of the antiperspirants on the market contain aluminum and this can be harmful to a pregnant woman.

Breastfeeding and Diseases

E. coli is a fairly well known bacterium. E. coli is a fairly well known bacterium. A particularly nasty strain, known as E. coli O157:H7, attacks the kidneys and can cause very severe disease. The question is, can women safely breastfeed if they have the disease?

Depression

There has recently been a lot of discussion in the news about the potential hazards of taking antidepressants while pregnant. Some researchers are concerned that they increase the risk of birth defects.

Sarah has had depression on and off throughout most of her adult life. She finally found an antidepressant that worked for her. But now she’s pregnant and she’s been hearing all the awful things about antidepressants during pregnancy.