After the delivery – Your health and your baby’s health

Your baby is here! Congrats! Your pharmacist will take the time to listen to you and give you professional advice to help you and your newborn stay healthy. Don’t hesitate to see your pharmacist for essential health information after you give birth.

The arrival of your baby is a very happy time that also brings its challenges. You’ll have to cope with a new routine, deal with disrupted sleep, meet the needs of your newborn, decide whether to breastfeed, and have much more on your plate. Your pharmacist can help you with many of these issues, for example, by prescribing a multivitamin to meet your nutritional needs as you breastfeed or helping you choose a baby formula.

If you decide to breastfeed, your pharmacist can tell you the precautions to take with both prescription and over-the-counter medications. For example, some medications, such as cold or allergy medications, can reduce milk production. Others should be avoided, as some of the medication can get into breast milk and expose your child to the drug. 
Your pharmacy may offer special breastfeeding services, such as breastfeeding aids, breast pump rentals or personalized consultations. Check with your pharmacist to find out more. 

Your bundle of joy will also need care for various health ailments. Before giving your baby medication, talk to your pharmacist to choose a safe product and find out how to calculate the correct dose. Your pharmacist can also give you advice about how to treat diaper rash, a common problem in babies. Your pharmacist is always here to help keep you and your baby healthy.