Drug Therapy and Breastfeeding: from Theory to Clinical Practice

Author: Thomas Wright Hale

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  • ISBN: 9781842141106
  • Author: Thomas Wright Hale
  • Publ Date: 2002-01-04
  • Edition:
  • Pages: 102
  • Imprint: TAYLOR PUB *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 16183


It is well-known that breastfeeding is the finest immunization a mother can give to her infant, and consequently more mothers are choosing to breastfeed their infants. With this heightened interest, the need to know about the use of medications in breastfeeding mothers and the implications of this use for their infants has also grown. Drug Therapy and Breast Feeding: From Theory to Clinical Practice covers issues inherent in the use of drug therapy on women when they are breastfeeding. Written by respected experts in the field, this book provides an introduction to the benefits of breastfeeding, a full description of the anatomy of the breast, and an analysis of the transfer of drugs into breast milk. The book comprehensively reviews the apparent adverse effects on lactation of the major classes of drugs and their potential side effects. The book covers infant exposure to drugs, risk-benefit analysis, medication effects on milk production, and a commentary on drug classes. Drug Therapy and Breast Feeding: From Theory to Clinical Practice provides you with a resource for making informed risk-benefit decisions about drug use during lactation.


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