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. 2013 Feb;60(1):275-94.
doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2012.10.009.

Maternal Medication, Drug Use, and Breastfeeding

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Maternal Medication, Drug Use, and Breastfeeding

Hilary Rowe et al. Pediatr Clin North Am. .

Abstract

This article reviews the necessary skills required for clinicians to make informed decisions about the use of medications in women who are breastfeeding. Even without specific data on certain medications, this review of kinetic principles, mechanisms of medication entry into breast milk, and important infant factors can aid in clinical decision making. In addition, common medical conditions and suitable treatments of depression, hypertension, infections and so forth for women who are breastfeeding are also reviewed.

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