Drugs that May Reduce Breast Milk Production
Breastfeeding is a wonderful option, but some medications can cause problems, even when they don't make their way into your breast milk. There are drugs that can adversely affect breast milk production. Diuretics can limit the amount of fluid in the breast, while drugs like anti-hypertensive beta blockers can reduce blood flow to the arteries that carry blood to the milk-producing regions of the breast. If you're breastfeeding, make sure your doctor knows, and discuss any drugs you plan on taking in light of your breastfeeding intentions.