Drugs and chemicals: Exposure of the nursing mother

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Over half of newborn infants begin life breastfeeding. Nearly all drugs ingested by nursing mothers appear in their milk; amount is 1 to 2 per cent of the mother's dose. Drugs for most maternal conditions are safe for the nursing infant. Information is presented to permit nursing mothers who need medication to nurse safely.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1089-1097+vii-viii
JournalPediatric Clinics of North America
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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