Breastfeeding and maternal medication
Recommendations for drugs in the eleventh WHO model list of essential drugs
This document has been developed to help the health worker decide whether a mother who is breastfeeding and who needs treatment with drugs can take the necessary medication and still continue breastfeeding safely.
Information is provided about specific drugs following the Eleventh Model List of Essential Drugs. The document includes a guide on how to use the list as well as information on how the drugs are classified for breastfeeding.