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INTRODUCTION This review provides a synopsis for clinicians on the use of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) in the breastfeeding mother. METHODS For each AED, we collected all retrievable data from Hale's "Medications and Mother Milk" (2012), from the LactMed database (2013) of the National Library of Medicine, and from a MedLine Search of relevant studies in(More)
Published evidence on the impact of the integration of International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) for breastfeeding promotion is growing, but still relatively limited. Our study aims at evaluating the effects of adding an IBCLC for breastfeeding support in a mother and child hospital environment. We conducted a prospective study in the(More)
Early and prolonged skin-to-skin contact (SSC) after birth between a mother and her newborn has been shown to generate beneficial effects on mother-infant relationship and breastfeeding. SSC may ease the infant's transition to extra uterine life and helps to regulate the infant's body temperature and nursing behavior. However, reports of sudden unexpected(More)
Breastfeeding women may suffer from migraine. While we have many drugs for its treatment and prophylaxis, the majority are poorly studied in breastfeeding women. We conducted a review of the most common anti-migraine drugs (AMDs) and we determined their lactation risk. For each AMD, we collected all retrievable data from Hale’s Medications and Mother Milk(More)
BACKGROUND Newborns perceive pain, and several non-pharmacologic analgesic methods have been used during painful procedures. Activation of the neonatal somatosensory cortex, in association with a painful procedure without analgesia, has been demonstrated by two-channel near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS). OBJECTIVES To evaluate both cortical and behavioural(More)
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