Breastfeeding evidence based guidelines for the use of medicines

Amir, Lisa, Pirotta, Marie, and Raval, Manjri (2011) Breastfeeding evidence based guidelines for the use of medicines. Australian Family Physician, 40 (9). pp. 684-690.

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Abstract

Abstract: Background: General practitioners may consider prescribing medicines for breastfeeding women during the postpartum period. Most medicines can be used safely during breastfeeding at the recommended dose, however there are exceptions that necessitate caution.

Objective: This article provides an evidence based review of medicines used for common situations and their compatibility with breastfeeding.

Discussion: Breastfeeding women typically use relatively few medicines, and generally these are compatible with breastfeeding. If other medicines are required, information on their safety during breastfeeding can be accessed from pharmacy departments at maternity hospitals or from online resources.

Item ID: 19519
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: breastfeeding, postpartum, therapeutics
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ISSN: 0300-8495
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2012 01:25
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1114 Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine > 111499 Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920507 Womens Health @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920501 Child Health @ 50%
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