App provides information on how medications may affect breastfeeding
from the AAP Division of Quality
The LactMed app from the National Library of Medicine and the Toxicology Data Network
(TOXNET) provides information on the potential effects of specific drugs and supplements
on lactation and breastfeeding.
The app is free and links to the TOXNET LactMed database, which is updated monthly
with peer-reviewed information culled from scientific literature. Features of the
information on drugs and chemicals to which breastfeeding moms might be exposed;
details on the levels of substances in breast milk and an infant’s bloodstream;
alternatives to specific drugs/substances as appropriate; and
potential adverse effects on breastfeeding infants.
The app allows users to browse or to search by specific drug names.
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