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Medication and breastfeeding.
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PMID:  23158505     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
It is well accepted that the best feeding method for infants is breastfeeding, due to its numerous biological and clinical effects on child and maternal health. The use of medication by the nursing mother and the physician’s advice to stop nursing are the most common reasons for the cessation of breastfeeding. The physician plays an extremely delicate role and should be able to assess risks and benefits for both mother and child. The main factors that must be taken into account include pharmacokinetics, the duration of maternal therapy, the age of the infant and the general health of the infant. All physicians should have access to reliable and updated information on medication safety during breastfeeding (reference books, online medical literature). Few drugs have been demonstrated to be absolutely contraindicated during breastfeeding. Nevertheless clear, safe and reliable information is still lacking for most drugs and it would be desirable to improve the knowledge about mechanisms and consequences of infant exposure to drug present in milk.
A Varalda; P Di Nicola; G Sabatino; A Coscia; I Rovelli; F Giuliani; A Soldi; C Perathoner; E Bertino
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of biological regulators and homeostatic agents     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0393-974X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Biol. Regul. Homeost. Agents     Publication Date:    2012 Jul-Sep
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8809253     Medline TA:  J Biol Regul Homeost Agents     Country:  Italy    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Neonatal Unit, University of Turin, Italy.
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