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Anaesthesia. 1993 Jul;48(7):616-25.

Breast feeding and anaesthesia.

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  • 1Department of Anaesthesia, Charing Cross Hospital, London.


Anaesthetists require a good knowledge of the excretion of drugs in breast milk and the potential hazards to suckling infants of drug ingestion via breast milk. A brief account of the physiology of lactation is given. The mechanisms of drug passage into breast milk are discussed followed by a review of the excretion in breast milk of drugs used in anaesthetic practice. Suggestions for the management of anaesthesia in breast feeding mothers are offered.

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