We studied the use of medications during breastfeeding in more than 3500 moms and babies. We found that moms who were breastfeeding were more likely to be taking prescription medications than women who were not breastfeeding. The most common medication? Domperidone, of course! Domperidone is a medication prescribed to increase milk production.
Thank-you to the Rady Innovation Fund for supporting our work. For more on our Biorepository visit the Manitoba Interdisciplinary Lactation Centre Website: www.milcresearch.com
I was thrilled to participate in a Cafe Scientifique at McNally Robinson on February 5th. We had the opportunity to share some of our work on medications used during breastfeeding with an engaged crowd. This was also our launch for the Manitoba Interdisciplinary Lactation Centre (MILC) at the University of Manitoba. MILC is a biorepository with infant feeding and linked administrative health data - we are uniquely positioned to study human milk.