Navigation Links
Epidurals Associated With Breastfeeding Problems

A study done by researchers from University of Sydney suggested that having an epidural to relieve labour pains is associated with problems in breastfeeding//. The study results were published in the December 11 issue of International Breastfeeding Journal.

Researchers, who studied 1,300 women who gave birth between March & October 1997, found that those who have the anaesthetic are more likely to have problems in the first week after birth and to stop breastfeeding early. Moreover they said that the chemical used in epidurals could affect babies.

The researchers who looked at the women's childbirth and breastfeeding history found that out of the 416 who had an epidural, 172 also had a Caesarean section. Around 93 percent of the women in the study breast-fed their baby in the first week after birth, but women who had an epidural were significantly more likely to have difficulties in breast-feeding during the first few days after delivery and to breast-feed less often compared to other women who did not have any pain relief.

The findings of the study contribute to the evidence of the fact that the fentanyl component of epidurals is associated with breast-feeding difficulties – said the authors of the study.

The most likely cause of the problems was due to the presence of fentanyl, an opioid drug widely used as a component of epidurals, capable of passing quickly into the bloodstream and easily cross the placenta to reach the unborn baby. Some of the adverse side effects of the drugs are lowered blood pressure, a slowing of the birth process and a greater risk of having to pull the baby out with forceps.

In a commentary on the research, published today, experts suggested that the impact of epidurals on breast-feeding should be officially classed as an “adverse drug reaction”.
SI
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Moderate Use of Analgesics - Not Associated With Kidney Dysfunction
2. Bayer Voluntarily Withdraws BAYCOL - A Drug Associated With 50 Deaths
3. Associated therapy for multiple myeloma
4. Associated scan for detecting ovarian cancer spread
5. Ginseng Associated with Pregnancy Risks
6. Enzyme Associated with Memory
7. 3 die, 500 sickened in nations largest hepatitis A outbreak Associated Press
8. Enzyme Associated With Memory
9. Problems Associated With Iron Deficiency
10. Asbestos Exposure Associated With An Increased Risk For Autoimmune Disease
11. Young Patients On Antidepressants Found To Be Associated With Suicidal Tendencies
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... ... , ... Ellevate Network, the leading network for professional women, brought together some ... at their inaugural Summit in New York City in June. The event was livestreamed ... over 3 million. To watch the Mobilize Women video, click here . ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... Coveros, a leader in agile coaching ... contract by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The Enterprise Agile ... of Agile methodologies in a consistent and high value manner across CMS programs. ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... CitiDent and San Francisco dentists, Dr. ... Oventus O2Vent technology. As many as 18 million Americans are estimated to suffer ... Oral appliances can offer significant relief to about 75 percent of people with ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... The American ... Excellence to Carol Friedman, PhD, FACMI, during the Opening Session of AMIA’s Annual Symposium ... 8. , In honor of Morris F. Collen, a pioneer in the field of ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... HMP , a leader ... a 2017 Folio Magazine Eddie Digital Award for ‘Best B-to-B Healthcare Website.’ Winners were ... 11, 2017. , The annual award competition recognizes editorial and design excellence across a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)... , Oct. 11, 2017  Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. ("Hill-Rom") ... Surgical facility in Las Piedras, Puerto Rico ... and blades. ... the facility sustained minor structural damage, temporary loss of ... Repairs have been completed, manufacturing operations have resumed, and ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... , Oct. 4, 2017  South Korean-based healthcare product ... training aide "cprCUBE" on Kickstarter. The device will educate ... cardiac arrests with better efficiency compared to the dated ... real-time feedback on efficacy of the compression for a ... has a goal to raise $5,000. ...
(Date:10/2/2017)...  AllianceRx Walgreens Prime, the combined central specialty pharmacy ... benefit manager Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime), today officially began ... unveiling of new signage at its headquarters in ... a few other company-owned facilities across the country. This ... of whom will begin to see the AllianceRx Walgreens ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: