Research has shown that needing to go on medication is one of the main reasons women stop breastfeeding early. However, breastfeeding experts and doctors say that the research increasingly shows that most medications used by mothers are compatible with breastfeeding.
The problem is, many mothers get conflicting information from their doctor. Or, they are just too scared to take the risk.
Fortunately, there are a couple of great apps out there with a searchable database of the latest peer-reviewed research on medications and breastfeeding. Experts suggest new moms should download LactMed and MommyMeds ahead of cold and flu season.
For more information on breastfeeding while taking medication, read the full story from Parade.