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May 2023

The Breastfeeding Family's Guide 
Nonprescription Drugs and Everyday Products

If you’re a parent, it’s more important than ever to take care of
your health. Over-the-counter medications and other therapeutic remedies can help you feel your best, but these everyday products can be passed to your baby throu
gh breastmilk with potentially dangerous consequences. Does that mean you need to interrupt breastfeeding to use them?


In this extensive reference guide, expert pharmacist Dr. Frank J. Nice provides the information you need to make safe decisions about the products you use. Easy-to-read tables cover over 1,700 different consumer products and active ingredients. Included lists of nonpre-scription drugs that are commonly recommended by pharmacists can help you make a quick selection for any health need.

This book includes safety information for:

  • Nonprescription drugs for cold & flu symptoms, aches & pains, tummy troubles, infections, minor wounds, & other common ailments

  • Skincare & oral hygiene products, including medicated facial cleansers, acne products, sunscreens, & mouthwashes

  • Caffeinated drinks, alcoholic beverages, nicotine, marijuana, & CBD

  • Herbal remedies, galactagogues, dietary supplements, & artificial sweeteners

  • Products & ingredients that may affect milk supply

"No breastfeeding parent or professional should be without it!”

—Lisa Marasco, MA, IBCLC, FILCA, co-author of Making More Milk

Paperback: 978-1-951995-10-2 | $24.95 | 224 pages | 7” x 10”

eBook: 978-1-951995-11-9 | $18.99 

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"Highly recommended.”

—Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC, IBCLC, co-author of What Doctors Don’t Know About Breastfeeding
and Breastfeeding: Empowering Parents

About the Author

DR. FRANK J. NICE has practiced as a consultant, lecturer, and author on medications and breastfeeding for over 45 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy, a master’s degree in pharmacy administration, master’s and doctorate degrees in public administration, and certification in public health pharmacy. He has worked for the U.S. Public Health Service, practiced at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and served as a pharmacist and project manager at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Dr. Nice has multiple published books and has authored over 50 peer-reviewed articles on the use of prescription medications, over-the-counter products, and herbals during breastfeeding.

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