Medication and Lactation

Medication and Lactation

Available online until 31st Dec 2024

Presenter: Wendy Jones

Sadly, many mothers are told that they cannot breastfeed when taking medication and/ or ongoing procedures. This is rarely based on evidence-based information or an understanding of how drugs pass into milk and the value of term breastfeeding. In this presentation Wendy will explore the way to use specialist sources of information, illustrated by situations commonly encountered by lactating parents.

After this presentation participants will be able to: 

  • Understand some of the factors which control the passage of drugs into breastmilk.
  • Use a polarity map to empower decision making by professionals and parents
  • To understand the implications for mothers of being told to stop breastfeeding

A 65 minute video presentation followed by a short multiple choice quiz.
You will have 30 days and 3 attempts to complete this module from date of registration.

IBCLE Content outline:

  • II Physiology and Endocrinology
  • III Pathology
  • IV Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • VII Clinical Skills


Medication and Lactation

Full price


CERPs Approval CL2021-1AU: Total hours 1.5
Total CERPS allocated: 1.5L CERPs