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Praise for Earlier Editions:
“[This] is our gold standard.”
-Sandra J. Cole, RNC, IBCLC
Sharp Mary Birch Hospital, San Diego, CA
“I am both a clinical instructor in maternal/child and IBCLC. I haven't used Briggs since Hale came along.”
-Barbara Hotelling, MSN WHNP LCCE CD(DONA) CHT IBCLC
Duke University Medical Center
Written by a world-renowned expert in perinatal pharmacology, this essential reference contains current, complete, and evidence-based information on the transmission of maternal drugs into human milk. Because so many women ingest medications while breastfeeding, one of the most common questions encountered in pediatrics is: Which drugs are safe and which are hazardous for the infant?
This 2019 edition has been extensively revised, and now includes 39 completely new and 331 updated medications, and state-of-the-art coverage of multiple diseases, vaccines, and syndromes. It addresses the use of radiopharmaceuticals, chemotherapeutic agents, and vaccines in breastfeeding mothers, and covers adult concerns, methods of reducing risk to infants, and infant monitoring.
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