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Every year my center publishes drugs studies and with information about the transfer of selected drugs into their mothers milk. Take a look at these drugs and see if you might be willing to participate in one of these studies. They are really easy, just collect samples of your milk every few hours, freeze them,  and send them back to my laboratories. We pay for overnight mailing.


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Domperidone and Low Milk Supply

In recent decades, domperidone has gained popularity in the breastfeeding community and has been used off-label to treat low milk supply. Domperidone’s major drawbacks are rare, but severe, including heart complications (cardiac arrhythmias due to QT-prolongation), weight gain, and anxiety or depression when it is discontinued. Average increases in daily milk volume are around 1.7 ounces (60 mL), which can be significant for premature infants, but less so for babies as they grow older. Currently domperidone is banned in the United States (US) and its consumption may complicate receiving healthcare in the US.
Sunscreen Smarts for Breastfeeding Families
Rain, shine, winter, summer, or any time spent outdoors leaves skin vulnerable to damage from the su...
Nurturing with Nature: Herbal Research Woes
The InfantRisk Center receives daily inquiries regarding herbal supplements and their safety. In thi...
Migraine Management in Breastfeeding (A quick reference)
Migraines are very common in women of childbearing ages and can range from mild to debilitating. Man...

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Updated Hours Effective March 6, 2023

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Cough & Cold Medications while Breastfeeding

In this article you will find information about cold and flu medication and supplement safety during lactation.

Is Medical-Grade Honey Applied on the Nipple Safe for Use while Breastfeeding?

When medical-grade honey (like MediHoney) is used by breastfeeding moms on cracked nipples, it is probably not harmful to the breastfed infant. There are some actions you can take to make it safer.

Vegan Diets during Breastfeeding

Vegan diets are becoming increasingly popular worldwide. Evidence suggests that vegan diets may prevent long-term health consequences, but what does this mean for your baby? Diets that exclude all an...

Choline During Pregnancy and Lactation

Choline has become a “hot topic” for nutrition in pregnancy. Data suggests that most pregnant women in the U.S. don't get enough. Are you getting enough?

What is the Pitcher Method for storing breastmilk?

Everything you need to know to decide if the Pitcher Method could be a good choice to manage your pumped milk. Benefits, Challenges, Safety, and Guidelines.

Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

If you're a mom addicted to opioids during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, there are treatments available to help you reach recovery and protect your baby!

Boric Acid for Recurrent Vaginal Infections

When a mom develops a recurrent vaginal infection and resistance to first-line agents, she has limited options. Is boric acid safe to use in lactating mothers with treatment-resistant vaginal infectio...

Our Statement on Monkeypox: Infection, Vaccines, and Treatment for Pregnant or Breastfeeding Women

Monkeypox is an infection that requires special consideration during pregnancy and breastfeeding: it is expected to transfer into breastmilk, and fetal infections have been reported (vertical transmis...

Vitamin D Supplementation and Breastfeeding

Breast milk is the optimal source of nutrition for infants that are essential for growth and development, however, breast milk typically contains an insufficient amount of vitamin D for breastfed infa...