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Pharmatherapeutica. 1982;3(4):259-62.

The effect of lorazepam on neonatal feeding behaviour at term.


A study was carried out to assess the effect of maternal administration of 5 mg lorazepam orally 1 hour before induction of labour on the well-being of healthy babies at term, as judged by neonatal feeding behaviour. The results, compared in 18 bottle-fed neonates of mothers in the lorazepam group and 20 from the control group of mothers who received no pre-induction medication, showed that lorazepam had no significant effect on the volume of milk taken or the duration of the feeding process during the first 48 hours of life.

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