Xenobiotics and breastfeeding.


Breastfeeding provides important benefits to mothers and infants and should be encouraged strongly as the optimal feeding choice for most infants. In assessing the effects of maternal medication on breastfeeding, clinicians must weigh the many benefits of breastfeeding for mothers and infants against the risk for exposing infants to a drug as it is present in breast milk. With regard to most medications, continued breastfeeding despite drug exposure is advantageous to mothers and infants.

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@article{Howard2001XenobioticsAB, title={Xenobiotics and breastfeeding.}, author={Cynthia Howard and Ruth Lawrence}, journal={Pediatric clinics of North America}, year={2001}, volume={48 2}, pages={485-504} }