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LactMed Selected References

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This list contains recent references on drugs and breastfeeding by the LactMed author and colleagues, and the American Academy of Pediatrics.


  1. Anderson PO. Drugs in lactation. Pharm Res. 2018;35:45. http://www​.ncbi.nlm.nih​.gov/pubmed/29411152 [PubMed: 29411152]
  2. Anderson PO. Medication information sources for breastfeeding mothers. Breastfeed Med. 2017;12:396–7. http://www​.ncbi.nlm.nih​.gov/pubmed/28749706 [PubMed: 28749706]
  3. Anderson PO. Choosing medication alternatives during breastfeeding, avoiding alternative facts. Breastfeed Med. 2017;12:328–30. http://www​.ncbi.nlm.nih​.gov/pubmed/28650212 [PubMed: 28650212]
  4. Wang J, Johnson T, Sahin L, Tassinari MS, Anderson PO, Baker TE, Bucci-Rechtweg C, et al. Evaluation of the safety of drugs and biological products used during lactation: Workshop summary. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2017;101:736–44. http://www​.ncbi.nlm.nih​.gov/pubmed/28510297 [PMC free article: PMC5591026] [PubMed: 28510297]
  5. Anderson PO. The pregnancy-breastfeeding interface. Breastfeed Med. 2017;12:2–4. http://www​.ncbi.nlm.nih​.gov/pubmed/27935739 [PubMed: 27935739]
  6. Anderson PO. Adverse drug reactions. Breastfeed Med. 2016;11:501–3. http://www​.ncbi.nlm.nih​.gov/pubmed/27732053 [PubMed: 27732053]
  7. Anderson PO. What do all the numbers mean? Breastfeed Med. 2016;11:277–9. http://www​.ncbi.nlm.nih​.gov/pubmed/27269212 [PubMed: 27269212]
  8. Anderson PO, Sauberan JM. Modeling drug passage into human milk. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2016;100:42–52. http://www​.ncbi.nlm.nih​.gov/pubmed/27060684 [PubMed: 27060684]
  9. Anderson PO. LactMed update--an introduction. Breastfeed Med. 2016;11:54–5. http://www​.ncbi.nlm.nih​.gov/pubmed/26859061 [PubMed: 26859061]
  10. Anderson PO, Manoguerra AS, Valdés V. A review of adverse reactions in infants from medications in breastmilk. Clin Pediatr. 2016;55:236–44. http://www​.ncbi.nlm.nih​.gov/pubmed/26170275 [PubMed: 26170275]
  11. Anderson PO, Valdés V. Variation of milk intake over time: clinical and pharmacokinetic implications. Breastfeed Med. 2015;10:142–4. http://www​.ncbi.nlm.nih​.gov/pubmed/25763987 [PubMed: 25763987]


  1. Sachs HC., Committee on Drugs. The transfer of drugs and therapeutics into human breast milk: an update on selected topics. Pediatrics. 2013;132:e796–809. http://www​.ncbi.nlm.nih​.gov/pubmed/23979084 [PubMed: 23979084]
  2. Section on Breastfeeding. Breastfeeding and the use of human milk. Pediatrics. 2012;129:e827–41. http://www​.ncbi.nlm.nih​.gov/pubmed/22371471 [PubMed: 22371471]


  1. Anderson PO. Breastfeeding in the multiple sclerosis patient. Breastfeed Med 2019. http://www​.ncbi.nlm.nih​.gov/pubmed/31210538. [PubMed: 31210538]
  2. Sauberan JB. High-dose vitamins. Breastfeed Med. 2019;14:287–9. http://www​.ncbi.nlm.nih​.gov/pubmed/31038357 [PubMed: 31038357]
  3. Anderson PO. Maternal vaccination and breastfeeding. Breastfeed Med. 2019;14:215–7. http://www​.ncbi.nlm.nih​.gov/pubmed/30888205 [PubMed: 30888205]
  4. Anderson PO. A guide to treating irritable bowel syndrome while breastfeeding. Breastfeed Med. 2019;14:142–3. http://www​.ncbi.nlm.nih​.gov/pubmed/30720332 [PubMed: 30720332]
  5. Anderson PO. When the heart is not in it: Breastfeeding with cardiovascular disease. Breastfeed Med. 2019;14:80–2. http://www​.ncbi.nlm.nih​.gov/pubmed/30649900 [PubMed: 30649900]
  6. Anderson PO. How sweet it is: Sweeteners in breast milk. Breastfeed Med. 2018;14:14–6. http://www​.ncbi.nlm.nih​.gov/pubmed/30575410 [PubMed: 30575410]
  7. Anderson PO. Potentially toxic foods while breastfeeding: Garlic, caffeine, mushrooms, and more. Breastfeed Med. 2018;13:642–4. http://www​.ncbi.nlm.nih​.gov/pubmed/30383391 [PubMed: 30383391]
  8. Anderson PO. Drug treatment of rheumatoid arthritis during breastfeeding. Breastfeed Med. 2018;13:575–7. http://www​.ncbi.nlm.nih​.gov/pubmed/30265581 [PubMed: 30265581]
  9. Anderson PO. Treating gastroesophageal reflux and heartburn while breastfeeding. Breastfeed Med. 2018;13:463–4. http://www​.ncbi.nlm.nih​.gov/pubmed/30074826 [PubMed: 30074826]
  10. Anderson PO. Drugs of abuse during breastfeeding. Breastfeed Med. 2018;13:405–7. http://www​.ncbi.nlm.nih​.gov/pubmed/29924629 [PubMed: 29924629]
  11. Anderson PO. Alcohol use during breastfeeding. Breastfeed Med. 2018;13:315–7. http://www​.ncbi.nlm.nih​.gov/pubmed/29727195 [PubMed: 29727195]
  12. Anderson PO. Treating diabetes during breastfeeding. Breastfeed Med. 2018;13:237–9. http://www​.ncbi.nlm.nih​.gov/pubmed/29608329 [PubMed: 29608329]
  13. Anderson PO. Unusual milk colors. Breastfeed Med. 2018;13:172–3. http://www​.ncbi.nlm.nih​.gov/pubmed/29485895 [PubMed: 29485895]
  14. Anderson PO. Treating hypertension during breastfeeding. Breastfeed Med. 2018;13:95–6. http://www​.ncbi.nlm.nih​.gov/pubmed/29369692 [PubMed: 29369692]
  15. Anderson PO. Topical drugs in nursing mothers. Breastfeed Med. 2018;13:5–7. http://www​.ncbi.nlm.nih​.gov/pubmed/29298085 [PubMed: 29298085]
  16. Anderson PO. Cannabis and breastfeeding. Breastfeed Med. 2017;12:580–1. http://www​.ncbi.nlm.nih​.gov/pubmed/29064282 [PubMed: 29064282]
  17. Anderson PO. Herbal use during breastfeeding. Breastfeed Med. 2017;12:507–9. http://www​.ncbi.nlm.nih​.gov/pubmed/28926284 [PubMed: 28926284]
  18. Anderson PO. Domperidone: the forbidden fruit. Breastfeed Med. 2017;12:258–60. http://www​.ncbi.nlm.nih​.gov/pubmed/28440671 [PubMed: 28440671]
  19. Anderson PO. Anticoagulants and breastfeeding. Breastfeed Med. 2017;12:77–8. http://www​.ncbi.nlm.nih​.gov/pubmed/28051322 [PubMed: 28051322]
  20. Anderson PO. Drugs for hepatitis. Breastfeed Med. 2016;11:332–4. http://www​.ncbi.nlm.nih​.gov/pubmed/27494043 [PubMed: 27494043]
  21. Anderson PO. Radiopharmaceuticals. Breastfeed Med. 2016;11:216–7. http://www​.ncbi.nlm.nih​.gov/pubmed/27153335 [PubMed: 27153335]
  22. Anderson PO. Cancer chemotherapy. Breastfeed Med. 2016;11:164–5. http://www​.ncbi.nlm.nih​.gov/pubmed/27027799 [PMC free article: PMC4860651] [PubMed: 27027799]
  23. Anderson PO. Monoclonal antibodies. Breastfeed Med. 2016;11:100–1. http://www​.ncbi.nlm.nih​.gov/pubmed/26982884 [PubMed: 26982884]
  24. Anderson PO. Treating hypertension during breastfeeding. Breastfeed Med. 2018. In press. [PubMed: 29369692]
  25. Anderson PO. Topical drugs in nursing mothers. Breastfeed Med. 2018;13:5–7. http://www​.ncbi.nlm.nih​.gov/pubmed/29298085 [PubMed: 29298085]
  26. Anderson PO. Drugs that suppress lactation, part 1. Breastfeed Med. 2017;12:128–30. http://www​.ncbi.nlm.nih​.gov/pubmed/28394656 [PubMed: 28394656]
  27. Anderson PO. Drugs that suppress lactation, part 2. Breastfeed Med. 2017;12:199–201. http://www​.ncbi.nlm.nih​.gov/pubmed/28338339 [PubMed: 28338339]
  28. Anderson PO. New and unusual LactMed topics. Breastfeed Med. 2016;11:430–2. http://www​.ncbi.nlm.nih​.gov/pubmed/27598651 [PubMed: 27598651]

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