In the 1950s and in the beginning of the 1960s, we did not know that drugs could cause abnormalities in foetuses. When congenital defects were linked to thalidomide, a drug used at this time to alleviate nausea during pregnancy, the medical world learned a harsh lesson about these risks.
We now know that some drugs can be harmful to the foetus.
As is the case during pregnancy, some products are contraindicated when you are breastfeeding. Medications can cause a series of problems in breastfeeding mothers, such as:
Many products must be avoided at all costs when breastfeeding; others should simply be administered in another way, in order not to disrupt breastfeeding.
Your pharmacist is the healthcare specialist with access to the most information to assess the safety of your child for breastfeeding mothers who need to take medication. Do not hesitate to contact your pharmacist who will help alleviate your health problems safely.
The information contained herein is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide complete information on the subject matter or to replace the advice of a health professional. This information does not constitute medical consultation, diagnosis or opinion and should not be interpreted as such. Please consult your health care provider if you have any questions about your health, medications or treatment.