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Nour El Hoda Ezzeddine

Relieving Discomfort: Non-Prescription Cold and Pain Relief While Breastfeeding

  • Speaker: Nour El Hoda Ezzeddine , PharmD, IBCLC
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  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 Nursing CEU, 1 CME, 0.1 Midwifery CEU, 1 Dietetic CEU

Concerns regarding potential harm to nursing infants from maternal medication use often leads to advice suggesting discontinuation of breastfeeding. Such guidance, when inaccurate, may jeopardize the breastfeeding relationship and the infant's nutrition. While lactation consultants/counselors may not possess the authority to prescribe medications, their responsibility in this case lies in delivering competent care and advocating for lactating parents. This advocacy hinges on a comprehensive understanding of medication compatibility with lactation.
In this presentation, we will review the basics of medications’ compatibility with breastfeeding, with a specific emphasis on non-prescription drugs indicated for pain management and common cold relief. We will have an overview about common platforms to use as references, interpreting medication labels including commonly used drugs for pain relief and colds, weighing and communicating potential risks and benefit. Attendees will enhance their ability to engage in informed evidence-based dialogues with lactating families about the safe use of over-the-counter analgesics and common cold medication. By equipping ourselves with this knowledge in addition to our communication skills, we can fulfill our vital role as advocates for the lactating parent, ensuring the promotion of both maternal well-being and infant nutrition by preserving the breastfeeding relationship.

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