ABM Clinical Protocol #28, Peripartum Analgesia and Anesthesia for the Breastfeeding Mother

Breastfeed Med. 2018 Apr;13(3):164-171. doi: 10.1089/bfm.2018.29087.ejm. Epub 2018 Mar 29.


A central goal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine is the development of clinical protocols, free from commercial interest or influence, for managing common medical problems that may impact breastfeeding success. These protocols serve only as guidelines for the care of breastfeeding mothers and infants and do not delineate an exclusive course of treatment or serve as standards of medical care. Variations in treatment may be appropriate according to the needs of an individual patient.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Analgesia, Obstetrical
  • Anesthesia, Obstetrical
  • Breast Feeding / methods*
  • Clinical Protocols
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Milk, Human / drug effects*
  • Mothers
  • Pain Management / methods*
  • Peripartum Period
  • Postnatal Care / methods*
  • Pregnancy