If it is necessary to instruct a mother to stop breastfeeding temporarily, it is the responsibility of her Health Care Provider to assure that the mother has also received instructions on how to maintain her milk production so that, if she wishes, she can resume breastfeeding when it is deemed safe to do so. The protocol should include:
If she chooses to discard the milk, she may wish to contact Thomas Hale, PhD (link) as the milk may be useful in research about drugs and breastfeeding.
In addition, the mother should be referred to:
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