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J Hum Lact. 1997 Sep;13(3):227-30.

Methadone levels in breast milk.

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Children's Hospital and Medical Center, University of Washington, USA.

Abstract

Two case reports of breastfeeding mothers on high doses of methadone and a literature review reveal that minimal transmission of methadone into breast milk occurs regardless of the mother's methadone dose. The current American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations that only women in drug treatment programs on less than 20 mg/day of methadone be advised to breastfeed should be reconsidered.

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PMID:
9341416
DOI:
10.1177/089033449701300312
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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