So let's wrap up this video series.
Most drugs administered to lactating women are detectable in breast milk.
The concentrations of drugs achieved in the breast milk is usually low
and often lower than what we would give a neonatal dose in appropriate medications.
Now, there's not as much reliable data regarding toxicity from drug use during pregnancy
and breastfeeding as we have with other medications.
But LactMedNIH is a free and searchable database of drugs and other chemicals
which nursing mothers may be exposed.
All medications, over the counter or prescription,
should be cleared with the physician before taking them while breastfeeding.
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