July 20, 2018
Breast milk is considered to be the best food for babies during their first year of life. However, it is important for new mothers to know that the things they consume can be passed to the baby through their breast milk, and certain medications, recreational drugs, and alcohol can harm their baby.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) maintains a comprehensive database called LactMed that offers the most current information on adverse effects of drugs in breast milk. It also includes information on chemicals used in many products including make-up, household products, and medications.