The interplay between medication and breastfeeding

Your doctor should know what kinds of medicines–and herbal supplements–are safe for you to take if you’re breastfeeding. That said, some doctors make mistakes and prescribe medicines that could endanger the baby of a breastfeeding mom.

In order to stay safe from a problematic prescription, it would behoove breastfeeding mothers to ask as many questions as they can concerning the medications their doctors prescribe. They should also consider undertaking some independent investigation of their own.

Factors breastfeeding mothers should keep in mind about medication

Here’s what breastfeeding mothers need to take into account before they agree to take any kind of medication, herbal supplement or “natural” product:

  • Is the medication or supplement required? Or, can you postpone taking the item until after your child is no longer breastfeeding?
  • How old is your child and what is the health of your child? Premature babies, newly born babies and babies with fragile health conditions are more vulnerable to suffering the ill-effects of a potentially dangerous drug.
  • How much breastmilk is your child consuming? The more breastmilk, the more of the medication your child will receive.
  • Does the medication have a record of safety for breastfeeding mothers and their babies, or does it have a record of causing harm?

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Malone Law is known for its willingness to take cases to trial when defendants refuse to accept responsibility for their actions — particularly in situations where death or devastating injuries have been caused by careless commercial trucking companies, sloppy health care and manufacturers of defective products. Tommy secured one of the first verdicts over a million dollars in Georgia history — a $1.2 million verdict in a 1982 jury trial against a trucking company involving the needless death of a 7-year-old girl. Throughout his career, Tommy continued achieving record verdicts, including a recent verdict of over $49 million against two careless trucking companies for causing a severe brain injury to a pre-med college student.

Likewise, Adam has continued this tradition and has broken his father's record verdict in their hometown of Albany with a $24.5 million verdict in a medical negligence case for a 14-year-old football player.

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In addition to the many multimillion-dollar recoveries we at Malone Law have obtained for our clients, we take pride in our ability to drive positive change in our community.

An inevitable result of many of the verdicts and settlements we obtain is system change to correct their actions to prevent similar harm from occurring to others in the future.

Our attorneys and staff work diligently to make life better for our clients as well as those in our community.

"Together we've been able to not only make a difference for our clients," says Adam, "but also do our part in helping to make roadways and hospitals safer for everyone."

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