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Pediatr Clin North Am. 2001 Oct;48(5):1113-27, viii.

Parents worried about breast milk contamination. What is best for baby?

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New York State Office of the Attorney General, Environmental Protection Bureau, Capitol, Albany, New York, USA.

Abstract

Breast milk contamination may concern parents who are worried about their infant's exposure to environmental or occupational chemicals. This article examines the risks posed by chemicals in breast milk compared to the risks of formula feeding. In addition, this article provides guidance to health care professionals about how to evaluate maternal exposures that may influence breast milk quality. A guide to assessing potential exposures at home and in the workplace is provided.

PMID:
11579664
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