The 'LactMed' App Explains What Substances May Affect Breastfeeding

By: Katherine Pendrill - Jun 20, 2016
References: itunes.apple & toxnet.nlm.nih.gov
The US National Library of Medicine's Toxicology Data Network created a mobile app called 'LactMed' to help new moms find out what drugs and dietary supplements may affect their breast milk. With its user-friendly interface and comprehensive database, the app serves as a valuable resource for breastfeeding mothers.

LactMed is a mobile app that contains information on chemicals and drugs that breastfeeding mothers may consume or may be exposed to. The app includes information such as levels of different substances in breast milk and the possible effect on the nursing infant. The app also lists alternative drugs or substances that may be a safer choice for breastfeeding moms. All of the data is taken from fully referenced scientific literature, so that users can ensure they are receiving the most reliable information.

With many new mothers turning to online resources to answer their questions, this app provides a reliable tool for examining how different substances affect breastfeeding.