Breastfeeding Support

Lactation Consultants

With the help of our pediatricians, we curated a local lactation consultant directory with our top recommendations based on inclusivity, accessibility, and affordability.

In order to provide community-based resources for our patients and providers, we have curated a local lactation consultant directory, with our top recommendations based on inclusivity, accessibility, and affordability.

Safe Medications

As a general rule, a drug that is nontoxic for you is nontoxic for your baby too. Many medications, however, carry a warning label; not because they are known to be detrimental, but because drug companies simply haven’t tested the drugs’ safety in conjunction with nursing.

  • Anesthesia

    The local anesthesia you get at the dentist presents no danger.

    Anything more complicated would be administered by an anesthesiologist, who would evaluate you in advance of any procedures.

  • Antibiotics

    Most antibiotics are safe while breastfeeding, especially those that are prescribed for breast infections.

    and Oral Vancomycin.

  • Anti-depressants

    Antidepressants have not been formally endorsed as safe for breastfeeding mothers, but we have seen many women who took small doses of Prozac or other antidepressants for postpartum depression while nursing, and their babies suffered no consequences. When in doubt, discuss the matter with your doctor.

  • Alcohol

    1-2 drinks (beer, wine, cocktail) in a few hour period is acceptable with breastfeeding. If more then 3 drinks are going to be consumed in a sitting, breast milk should be expressed and discarded prior to next feed.

  • Allergy Medications

    Prescription and OTC Nasal sprays, Prescription and OTC eye drops, OTC Claritin (Claritin-D is NOT acceptable), Allegra, and Zyrtec.

  • Antifungals

    Oral Diflucan, Topical Nystatin or Lotrimin creme, Antiviral, Valtrex

  • Cold Medications

    Advil, Tylenol, Mucinex, No multi-symptom cough/cold medications with Sudafed should be used.

  • OTC Medications

    Almost all over-the-counter medications such as painkillers and cold remedies are safe while breastfeeding when used in recommended doses.

  • Pain Medications

    Vicodin, Percocet and Tylenol with Codeine are safe to use while breastfeeding. If drowsiness in baby is noted, please contact our office.