- Breastfeeding with implants
- Drinking alcohol
- Having COVID-19 symptoms or vaccine
- Taking illegal drugs
- Taking medication
- Using birth control
Taking illegal drugs
It's dangerous to take illegal drugs while you're breastfeeding.
Not only can they affect your ability to look after your baby safely, but they can also be passed on to your baby through your breast milk.
The long-term effects of taking illegal drugs while breastfeeding are still unknown. But if you are using them, talk to your midwife, health visitor or GP – they won't judge you and can help you access the services you need to stop using drugs.