Many breastfeeding women are given advice to stop breastfeeding when they commence medication of various kinds. In the majority of cases women may continue to breastfeed.

Dr Thomas Hale, Clinical Pharmacologist and Paediatrician, operates a forum for health professionals where he answers questions related to medications and breastfeeding with input from other practitioners.

Information on the forum and other breastfeeding information can be found on Dr Hale’s website InfantRisk

For more information, read the YourHealth consumer page Medications and breastfeeding and see the Medsafe data sheet on Flucloxacillin (PDF, 91 KB).