We Can Help You as You Support Lactating Patients
MotherToBaby supports lactation consultants as they help patients achieve their breastfeeding goals. Pregnant women who are planning to breastfeed and newly postpartum moms often have a litany of questions about how best to meet their nursing baby’s needs – and some of those questions may center on how a breastfeeding woman’s exposures could impact her baby. Examples of such exposures could include but are not limited to medications that a woman may need to take, foods or beverages she consumes, infections a mom may contract, or vaccines she may need to receive.
Exposures are different for every woman, and the bottom line is we all want what is healthy for baby and healthy for mom. Our resources are no-cost and patient-friendly, and will help you understand when an exposure should be avoided or if mom can confidently breastfeed her baby. No matter if your client has a preexisting illness, a medical problem that requires diagnostics or medication treatment, or has questions about substance use, we are here to provide you with evidence-based information on exposures during lactation as well as pregnancy.
In the face of any possible contraindication to breastfeeding, the tremendous benefits of being breastfed should be compared with the theoretic risk for the hazard involved and a decision made on an individual basis.— Lawrence & Lawrence, 2001
Explore how we can help you and your pregnant and breastfeeding patients by providing no-cost exposure risk assessments, patient education materials, observational studies to monitor pregnancy outcomes, and more.
Explore our fact sheets are easy-to-read patient education materials that are available in English and Spanish.
Discover our observational studies on a variety of medications and maternal health conditions, and learn how to refer your patients.
Contact us for no-cost, evidence-based info on exposures during pregnancy or breastfeeding by phone, text, email, and chat.
Order free patient education materials and provider resources about both our information service and our pregnancy studies.
Learn about our partnerships with organizations that share our interest in promoting the health of moms and babies.