Most Rx drugs are safe for breast-feeding mothers and their babies

Many breast-feeding mothers are asked to either stop nursing their babies or forgo taking prescription medications, but the AAP reported in Pediatrics that most of these drugs are safe for both mothers and their babies. In its first statement on the matter in 12 years, the group found no evidence that there were clinically significant concentrations of most drugs present in breast milk. However, the report noted that several narcotics and some antidepressants, antipsychotics, and substance abuse treatments may pose health risks.

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