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Breast Milk and Medications

August is National Breastfeeding Month. If you're breastfeeding your baby or expecting a baby, the LactMed search tool from the National Institutes of Health will help you learn more about what medications and chemicals might affect your baby through breast milk. Search your medications and find out what you need to know about them when you're breast-feeding.

Lake Regional Family Birth Center helps mothers prepare for breast-feeding while they are still pregnant. Annie Havner, a registered nurse and board-certified lactation consultant, leads Breast is Best, a free class for pregnant women that covers the benefits of breast-feeding and provides tips to help women succeed in their breast-feeding goals.

Havner also leads Amazing MOMS Take Five, a free support group that meets the first Wednesday of each month at My Playhouse Indoor Play Café located in the Stone Crest Mall.