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Anaesthesia and breastfeeding

I have been working with a small team of anaesthetists for some time to develop guidelines so that breastfeeding mothers can have surgery, pain relief etc and continue to breastfeed as normal. The guideline also recommends support for the mother in terms of pumps, information and her baby nearby – not necessarily in that order.

World Breastfeeding Week 2020 I was proud to share this guideline and infographic

Guideline on anaesthesia and sedation in breastfeeding mothers is available in full at


Infographic guideline on anaesthesia and sedation in breastfeeding women