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Is this safe to take while I'm breastfeeding?  
Abstract:  This handout explains what medicines, drugs, and other substances a mother should avoid while breastfeeding. It talks about alcohol, anesthesia, contraceptives (birth control), caffeine, cocaine, cold medicines, dental anesthetics, marijuana, methadone, pain medicines, tobacco, and dyes used in some ultrasound and X-ray tests. This document is a chapter in the workbook "Breastfeeding: In the hospital and at home."
Author: 5S Mother Baby Unit
Publisher/Date/Rev:  University of Washington Medical Center, 2006, December 1, 2017
UWMC Availability:  Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC); Lactation Services/Maternity and Infant Center; 5S Mother Baby Unit
General Topics:  Pregnancy, Childbirth, & Infant Care
Specific Subject(s):  Smoking; Methadone; Marijuana; Drugs; Caffeine; Breastfeeding; Alcohol Use
Language(s):  English; Spanish
Audience:  Women; Partner; Patient
Format: Brochure
Reading Level: Moderate
Cost: Unknown
Web Site Location:

Health Online Citation #3309

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