Most healthcare professionals are ill informed when it comes to the use of medications, supplements and natural remedies during breastfeeding.

Mothers are often advised to stop breastfeeding so that they can use medication for a medical problem or procedure. Or they may have a problem and simply be told that there is nothing safe to use during breastfeeding.

Many mothers are also told that they need to take something to boost milk production, or are simply prescribed medication for this without any information on the pro’s and cons.

What should you use, and not use? Do you need to take supplements? Does your baby need any supplements? Follow this section for some guidance and perspectives.