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Neonatal Benzodiazepines Exposure during Breastfeeding.
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PMID:  22504099     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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OBJECTIVE: To assess central nervous system depression and other adverse effects in infants exposed to benzodiazepines through breast milk. STUDY DESIGN: A prospectively recruited, retrospectively assessed cohort study of mothers who contacted the Motherisk program regarding the safety of benzodiazepines and were invited to participate in a follow-up program regarding the effects of these medications on their infants during lactation. RESULTS: A total of 124 consenting women participated. Adverse outcomes, specifically sedation, was identified in only 1.6% (2 of 124) of infants and was not associated with benzodiazepine dose, number of hours breastfed, or any demographic trait. Mothers reporting adverse outcomes in themselves (26% [32 of 124]) were more likely to be taking concomitantly a greater number of central nervous system depressants. CONCLUSIONS: This study supports the continued recommendation to initiate breastfeeding while taking benzodiazepines postpartum.
Authors:
Lauren E Kelly; Shirley Poon; Parvaz Madadi; Gideon Koren
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of pediatrics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1097-6833     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-4-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375410     Medline TA:  J Pediatr     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Schulich School of Medicine, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada; Department of Clinical Pharmacology, London Health Sciences Centre, London, Ontario, Canada; Molecular Toxicology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada.
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