Drugs in breast milk?

Pediatric Care Online has just published an update regarding the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recent report entitled The Transfer of Drugs and Therapeutics Into Human Breast Milk.  In this report, Dr. Hari Cheryl Sachs writes “Many mothers are inappropriately advised to discontinue breastfeeding or avoid taking essential medications because of fears of adverse effects on their infants. This cautious approach may be unnecessary in many cases, because only a small proportion of medications are contraindicated in breastfeeding mothers or associated with adverse effects on their infants.”

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