Database for Nursing Mothers Available

Nursing mothers can learn more about potential effects of drugs in their breast milk using the National Library of Medicine’s LACTMed database. Released in April, LACTMed contains over 450 drug records, detailing their levels in maternal breast milk, potential effects on breast feeding infants and alternate drugs to consider. LACTMed can be searched together with other TOXNET databases for multi-database information on selected drugs.