Pain Relief and Breastfeeding

Pain Relief and Breastfeeding

After giving birth, no matter what happened during your labour, you may find you feel some pain. If you are breastfeeding, the Drugs In Breastmilk Information Service has lots of useful, evidence based resources on the types of pain relief you can take. For full details, please see the link below or search “Drugs in Breastmilk” and look for the Breastfeeding Network page.

“Paracetamol and Ibuprofen form the basis for safe analgesics for breastfeeding mothers”

They also have lots of other factsheets on a range of different medications. If in doubt, you can look them up yourself or signpost your healthcare professional to the information.

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