Watch for Breastfeeding Moms Getting an Antibiotic

Which oral antibiotics are safe to use while breastfeeding?

Most are okay. As a rule of thumb, antibiotics that are safe to give to an infant are generally okay during breastfeeding...especially since infants usually have less drug exposure through breast milk.

Continue to watch for moms who are breastfeeding...and update their patient profiles. In some cases, an alternative antibiotic may be a better choice...or the pharmacist may want to talk to the mom about some considerations to be on the safe side.

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