Prescribing medication for breastfeeding women can be complex, and often there are no studies to show whether drugs are safe for lactating women. Yet mothers often need medication: whether short term use of painkillers, mental health drugs, or drugs to treat chronic conditions
Wendy Jones gives mothers and those treating them the information they need to make decisions about medication, while allaying fears that many have about adverse effects on babies of drugs passing through breastmilk as well as explaining the cautions on patient information leaflets in all medication boxes. Why Mothers' Medication Matters is a practical, reassuring book that aims to put
mothers and babies at the heart of their own care.
Wendy Jones BSc, MSc, PhD, MRPharmS was a community prescriber for 35 years and now runs the Breastfeeding Network's Drugs in Breastmilk helpline, answering calls from mothers and producing fact sheets to help them access the care they need. She lectures and provides training to breastfeeding support organisations across the UK.