Transfer of opioids, bipolar meds and cannabis into human milk

This webinar will cover three of the hottest topics in breastfeeding pharmacology: the transfer of Cannabis products into human milk, the transfer of bipolar medications into human milk and the transfer of opioids in human milk. The complications of using these drugs while breastfeeding an infant will be discussed.

Wednesday, 16 February 2022

Learning objectives

  • Learn about the transfer of opioids into human milk, and any noted risks to infant.
  • Learn about the transfer of bipolar medications into human milk, and management of these patients while breastfeeding.
  • Learn about the transfer of cannabis into human milk and any real risks to the breastfed infant.

Event details

Date           16 February 2022

Duration    1 hour

Time          20:00 – 21:00 Central European Time (13:00 – 14:00 Central Standard Time)



Thomas Hale R.PH., PhD

Thomas Hale

Dr. Hale holds degrees in Pharmacy and a Ph.D. in Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology. He is best known in the field of perinatal pharmacology where he is extensively published in the use of medications in breastfeeding mothers. He is considered the world’s leading authority in the use of medications in breastfeeding mothers.
Dr. Hale is the director of the InfantRisk Center at Texas Tech University School of Medicine. This center provides evidence-based information on the use of medications during pregnancy and breastfeeding to physicians, nurses, lactation consultants, and mothers themselves.
He is the author of 5 books in the field of pharmacology and human lactation and numerous papers and book chapters. His book, Medications and Mothers’ Milk is now in its 19th edition. This book is a world-wide best seller, with more than a million copies sold in the last 15 years. It is used in pediatric and neonatal intensive care units, obstetrical centers and drug information centers in every part of the world.
He developed the Lactation Risk Category, which is a rating system used world-wide for rating the safety or hazard of medications in breastfeeding mothers.
His other books include: Textbook of Human Lactation; Clinical Therapy in Breastfeeding Patients, and Drug Therapy and Breastfeeding, etc.
Dr. Hale is also the Director of the Clinical Research Unit at TTUHSC Amarillo and supervises the clinical research projects on this campus.