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Every year, the InfantRisk Center publishes studies on the transfer of various drugs into breast milk. We invite you to review these studies and consider participating in one of them. Participation is simple: you will need to collect samples of your breast milk at regular intervals, freeze them, and send them to our laboratories using prepaid overnight mailing. Your involvement will greatly contribute to our research and help ensure the safety of medications for breastfeeding mothers.

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Weight Loss in Lactation

Many women are eager to lose weight after childbirth. However, a common concern is how to do so safely without compromising milk supply. Self-compassion is very important in this process as societal pressure for women to quickly revert to their "normal" state is often unrealistic. It's normal for it to take 6 to 12 months for a woman's body to return to its pre-pregnancy weight. In this article, we will discuss how to safely lose weight during lactation.
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 ...
Sunscreen Smarts for Breastfeeding Families
Rain, shine, winter, summer, or any time spent outdoors leaves skin vulnerable to damage from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Regularly wearing sunscreen is clinically proven to reduce the risk of squam...
Nurturing with Nature: Herbal Research Woes
The InfantRisk Center receives daily inquiries regarding herbal supplements and their safety. In this article, we will discuss why we have not historically given recommendations regarding herbals and ...

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...