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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 birth book "Caring for Yourself and Your New Baby."
Author: Lactation Services/Maternity and Infant Center
Publisher/Date/Rev:  University of Washington Medical Center, 2006, September 1, 2016
UWMC Availability:  Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC); Lactation Services/Maternity and Infant Center
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:  http://healthonline.washington.edu/

Health Online Citation #3309

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