Medical Advice on the Forums
Just a reminder --
Suggestions received here should not replace the professional opinion of your health care provider. Also bear in mind that La Leche League Leaders are not medical professionals, nor do we intend that any information given here take the place of appropriate medical consultation. Please contact a health care professional if you you have medication or health questions.
Please do not give medical advice, even if you are a medical professional. Each member should consult her own health care provider for medical opinions. If you feel someone is posting misinformation that is potentially harmful, please report the post.
Please also keep in mind that advising a mother to ignore her doctor's recommendations is itself a form of medical advice. Giving information about how breastfeeding works, giving suggestions about how a mother might communicate with her doctor, or suggesting she get a second opinion are all good alternatives.