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Medication and breastfeeding

It is known that breastfeeding has many nutritional benefits for both mum and baby. In addition, it also promotes mothering behaviour and bonding due to the hormones that are released when your breastfeed. These help not only yourself to feel relaxed but also helps your baby feel loved and safe.

Mothers are now encouraged to breastfeed as it is known to be safe when taking most medications. The benefits and risks associated with breastfeeding whilst taking medication will be discussed on an individual basis and will depend on your medication.

The links below look at different aspects of emotional wellbeing and breastfeeding: