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IBD and breastfeeding fact sheet

Hyperemesis and breastfeeding fact sheet

norethisterone and bf

Podiatry and bf

Taking medication rarely necessitates a mother stopping breastfeeding temporarily or permanently. The advantages of breastmilk should never be underestimated. The wishes of the mother to continue to breastfeed should not be ignored nor should the right of the baby to continue to receive optimal nutrition.


  • Informed Decisions. 
  • Painkillers (analgesics and anti-inflammatories)
  • Antibiotics
  • Anti-depressants
  • Dental treatments
  • Having an operation
  • Threadworm treatment
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea