Medication Resources

56570084Is it OK to take medications while breastfeeding?

Most medications are safe for the mother and the baby while breastfeeding. A few are not. It is rare that a woman would need to stop breastfeeding in order to take a drug. There are many good sources for information about medication use while breastfeeding.

The Breastfeeding/Human Lactation Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center
Healthcare professionals may call (585) 275-0088 for information and consultation on special issues.

Lactation (breast feeding) support for mothers and their babies can be found at (585) 275-9575.

The InfantRisk Center at Texas Tech University

Open to answer calls Monday-Friday 8am-5pm central time. Please contact us at (806)-352-2519.

The LactMed Database 

Information on drugs and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed.

Hale Publishing

Specializing in providing quality breastfeeding books and materials

Administration of Contrast Medium to Nursing Mothers

This American College of Radiologists article was prepared by the ACR Committee on Drugs and Contrast Media of the General and Pediatric Radiology Commission in 2010 to serve as a guide that may assist radiologists in their clinical evaluation and decision-making in regard to patient care in the administration of contrast media.