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Medications and Breastfeeding

Many parents wonder if the prescribed and/or over-the-counter medicine that they are about to consume, is safe while nursing.
1. Call your lactation consultant. A lactation consultant will give you immediate feedback if the medicine is L-1 category.  L-1 is a category for a medicine considered safe while breastfeeding. or
2. Check out Thomas W. Hale’s website/forum. ( )
Search through the forum and you will find some of the answers he has posted.
3. Check out
4., has a compiled list of drugs and its level of safety: