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Effect of maternal antibiotics on breast feeding infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15082839     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Antibiotic usage is fairly common among breastfeeding mothers and there is potential for transfer to infants through breast milk. While most medicines taken by lactating women cause no harm to their babies, at times it can result in serious consequences. This article reviews the principles governing transfer of maternal antibiotics to breast milk, its clinical significance, and ways to minimise inadvertent infant exposure.
J L Mathew
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Postgraduate medical journal     Volume:  80     ISSN:  0032-5473     ISO Abbreviation:  Postgrad Med J     Publication Date:  2004 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-04-14     Completed Date:  2004-08-20     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0234135     Medline TA:  Postgrad Med J     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  196-200     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Advanced Pediatrics Centre, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / adverse effects,  pharmacokinetics*
Breast Feeding*
Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
Maternal Exposure / adverse effects*
Milk, Human / chemistry*
Risk Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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