Breastfeeding and substance abuse.

@article{DApolito2013BreastfeedingAS,
  title={Breastfeeding and substance abuse.},
  author={Karen Celeste D'Apolito},
  journal={Clinical obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2013},
  volume={56 1},
  pages={
          202-11
        }
}
Breastfeeding is the recommended feeding method for infants. The decision to allow women to breastfeed while consuming alcohol and other drugs postpartum presents a problem for the health care provider. This article discusses the biochemical properties of various drugs as they relate to breastfeeding. Women in a methadone treatment program should be allowed to breast feed; however, more research is needed to determine the efficacy of breastfeeding when women are receiving buprenorphine… CONTINUE READING
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