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Management of Thyroid Disorders in Lactation

July 21, 2020

Session Description: This session will discuss the impact of thyroid dysfunction on lactation, safety data for the use of antithyroid drugs in women who are breastfeeding, restrictions around radioactive iodine scanning and treatment related to lactation, and the importance of adequate iodine nutrition for nursing mothers.

Faculty: Angela M. Leung, MD
UCLA

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the importance of adequate iodine nutrition in lactation.
  2. Evaluate evidence for the safety of anti-thyroid drugs in lactating women with Graves' disease.
  3. Discuss safety considerations regarding iodine therapy or scanning relative in women who are breastfeeding or who have recently stopped breastfeeding.

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