Effect of labor epidural analgesia with and without fentanyl on infant breast-feeding: a prospective, randomized, double-blind study.

@article{Beilin2005EffectOL,
  title={Effect of labor epidural analgesia with and without fentanyl on infant breast-feeding: a prospective, randomized, double-blind study.},
  author={Yaakov Beilin and Carol A. Bodian and Jane Weiser and Sabera Hossain and Ittamar Arnold and Dennis E Feierman and Gregory V. Martin and Ian R. Holzman},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={103 6},
  pages={1211-7}
}
BACKGROUND The influence of labor epidural fentanyl on the neonate is controversial. The purpose of this study was to determine whether epidural fentanyl has an impact on breast-feeding. METHODS Women who previously breast-fed a child and who requested labor epidural analgesia were randomly assigned in a double-blinded manner to one of three groups: (1) no fentanyl group, (2) intermediate-dose fentanyl group (intent to administer between 1 and 150 microg epidural fentanyl), or (3) high-dose… CONTINUE READING
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