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Médicaments et allaitement: quelques éléments à considérer avant de les juger incompatibles [Drugs and breastfeeding: some facts to consider before deciding they are incompatible]
Revue Médicale suisse
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article ; Review
Breastfeeding is considered the ideal way of providing young infants with the required nutrients for healthy growth and development. An increase in the prevalence and duration of breastfeeding has been observed over the last years in response to promotion campaigns. When a medicamentous treatment is started, discontinuation of breastfeeding is often proposed, for fear of harmful consequences for the infant. Nevertheless such a decision is not unimportant, and it appears that many drugs can actually be used during breastfeeding without significant risk. An assessment of the real risk incurred by exposed children makes it possible to avoid unnecessary discontinuations of breastfeeding. This article aims to review the facts needed to assess amount of drug exposure to the child and to list the few drugs associated with significant effects on the nursing infant.
Breast Feeding, Decision Making, Drug Therapy, Humans, Infant, Milk, Human/chemistry, Pharmaceutical Preparations/administration & dosage, Pharmaceutical Preparations/analysis, Risk Assessment
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