Drugs and Human Lactation: A Guide to the Content and Consequences of Drugs, Micronutrients, Radiopharmaceuticals, and Environmental and Occupational Chemicals in Human Milk

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Co-Editors and Members of the WHO Working Group: M.N.G. Dukes, I. Matheson, L. Notarianni, M.L'E. Orme, A. Rane, D. Reinhardt, P. Soderman and J.T. Wilson This book is not the first attempt to provide an overview of the excretion and effects of drugs in human milk, but it is by far the most thorough and extensive ever undertaken. # all original evidence re-examined # a stimulus to new research # tips to avoid risks and false alarms A WHO team has re-examined all the original scientific evidence of drug excretion in breast milk and the effects of drugs on the lactation process and the ultimate effects of these processes on the child and mother. The result is a complete overview of what is known and proven, with clear pointers as to those matters which require further study or when evidence is completely lacking. To those involved in the field the material in this book is above all reassuring. The risks and uncertainties which exist have been defined in such a way that they can be avoided and the false alarms have been silenced.

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Breastfeeding today
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Determinants of drug excretion in breast milk
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