Farmaci e allattamento: un approccio teorico-pratico
Divisione di Neonatologia e Terapia Intensiva Neonatale Gruppo di Lavoro sull’Allattamento al Seno, IRCCS “Burlo Garofolo”, Trieste
DRUGS AND BREASTFEEDING
Key words: Drugs, Breastfeeding, Human milk
In the past, drugs therapy has been considered more or less routinely contraindicated during
breastfeeding, creating an improper and fictitious conflict of interest between the
health of the mother and that of the nursed baby. On the contrary, according to recent
scientific literature the great majority of common drugs are allowed during breastfeeding.
We suggest a rationale approach in order to make the clinical decision regarding the safety
of each different drug in the nursing mother.