Top Tip: LactMed

LactMed is a database of drugs and chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed.

This evidence-based information includes reliable data on:

  • maternal and infant levels of drugs
  • possible adverse effects on breastfed infants and on lactation
  • alternative drugs to consider

The database is searchable from different approaches; by drug name, pharmacologic category, Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number or subject terms. by the US National Library of Medicine, it is part of its Toxicology Data Network (TOXNET).
The online version is updated monthly.

Access it via our website here.