Breastfeeding Essentials for Moms, by Moms.
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Medications and Breastfeeding -

Historically, the use of any medication by a nursing mom caused doctors to put the brakes on breastfeeding.

A review of the information provided by the medication manufacturer shows that 80% of available medications are not recommended for use during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Researchers suggest this recommendation is not based on any data collected by the drug makers, but is easier than proving it is safe for the small population of patients that are lactating.

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  • Refusing the bottle? Milk tasting soapy or sour? Excess lipase may be the cause.

    Lipase is a naturally occurring component in breast milk and in every person’s digestive system, it helps our bodies break down the fat we eat and use it in useful ways inside our bodies. Lipase plays an important role in keeping your baby healthy by helping her body absorb the nutrients from your breast milk.