Breastfeeding and Addiction
The Carlat Addiction Treatment Report, Volume 9, Number 4&5, July 2021
Pochu Ho, MD.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University. Director of Psychiatric Consultation Service, West Haven VA Medical Center, CT.
Dr. Ho has disclosed no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Addictive substances and medications alike can find their way into the breastmilk of lactating women, however the effect these substances have on breastfeeding babies can vary. We provide guidance on how best to manage addiction in women who are actively breastfeeding.