• Describe the basic principles of drug transfer into milk
• List 3 recent studies of drugs and lactation
• Help mothers and providers with challenging counseling questions
Jason Sauberan, PharmD is the research pharmacist for the Neonatal Research Institute at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Newborns, and a practicing neonatal-perinatal clinical pharmacist. His research interests include neonatal nutrition, drug formulations, antimicrobial therapy, and drugs in breastmilk. A drug information providing enthusiast, he has been assistant author of the NIH-NLM LactMed database since its introduction in 2003, co-editor of the AAP Nelson’s Pediatric and Neonatal Antimicrobial Therapy handbooks, contributor to the AAP Red Book, and Scientific Advisor to Mother-to-Baby California and the Mommy’s Milk Research Biorepository. He is a long term member of SDCBC. He always enjoys being called upon by his lactation consultant or maternal health counselor colleagues for help handling tricky maternal medication scenarios.