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Drugs and Lactation Database

Drugs and Lactation Database


Information and resources for breastfeeding mothers who may be exposed to drugs or other chemicals.

Services Offered

Online Resources • Health Information • Breastfeeding


The LactMed database contains information on medications and other substances to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed, including:

-Possible effects on lactation
-Levels of the drug in breast milk and infant blood
-Possible effects on nursing infant
-Suggested alternatives, if applicable

Data are derived from the scientific literature, peer reviewed, and fully referenced. The database is updated monthly.

Service Options

Languages Spoken

  • English



  • This service is free


  • Accepts women

How to Apply

Click here to search the LactMed database. Call 301-496-1131 or email for additional assistance.