Breastfeeding

DRUG SAFETY ALERT: Drugs Contraindicated in Breastfeeding

  Drugs that are contraindicated in breastfeeding  Amiodarone  Antineoplastics  Gold salts  Iodine  Lithium  Radiopharmaceuticals  Retinoids Although majority of the drugs excreted into the breastmilk are at small amounts, due to inherent vulnerability of the infant, significant adverse effects may result from inappropriate choice of medication and ill-advised drug use during Read more…

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Breastfeeding

Medications in Breastfeeding

It is recommended by most organizations worldwide to provide six months of exclusive breastfeeding for infants. However, in the Philippines, only 34% of Filipino children under six months old are being exclusively breastfed.   One of the reasons why mothers discontinue breastfeeding is medication intake. Although most medications pass through the Read more…

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Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding in Philippines

According to Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, the government has a proven and cost-effective way of saving babies’ lives, reduce malnutrition rates, support children’s health, increase educational attainment and grow productivity – it is through breastfeeding. Breastfeeding has cognitive and health benefits for the infants and mothers. It acts as Read more…

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