Effects of routinely given pethidine during labour on infants' developing breastfeeding behaviour. Effects of dose-delivery time interval and various concentrations of pethidine/norpethidine in cord plasma.


A standard dose of 100 mg of pethidine was given im to 13 healthy primiparae during labour. The aim of the study was to investigate whether developing breastfeeding behaviour in the newborn infant was associated with the dose-delivery time interval (DDI) or with the plasma concentration of pethidine and norpethidine in mixed cord blood at birth. The DDI was… (More)


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