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:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... PawPaws brand pet supplements ... that was developed to enhance the health of felines. The formula is all-natural and ... main herbs in the PawPaws Cat Kidney Support Supplement Soft Chews are ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... , ... Austin residents seeking Mohs surgery services, can now turn to Dr. ... Russell Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. , Dr. Dorsey brings specialization to include ... in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Dorsey was under the direction of Glenn ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... CA (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... As ... with Magna Cum Laude and his M.D from the David Geffen School of Medicine ... and returned to Los Angeles to complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... A recent article published June 14 ... The article goes on to state that individuals are now more comfortable seeking to ... operations such as calf and cheek reduction. The Los Angeles area medical group, Beverly ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) ... will receive two significant new grants to support its work to advance research ... anniversary by recognizing patients, medical professionals and scientists for their work in fighting ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016  Collagen Matrix, ... design, development and manufacturing of collagen and mineral ... announced today that Bill Messer has ... Marketing to further leverage the growing portfolio of ... devices. Bill joins the Collagen Matrix ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... -- The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) today ... allow biopharmaceutical companies to more easily share health care ... coverage decisions, a move that addresses the growing need ... The recommendations address restrictions in the sharing of product ... a prohibition that hinders decision makers from accessing HCEI ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 2016   Pulmatrix, Inc ., (NASDAQ: ... drugs, announced today that it was added to the ... its comprehensive set of U.S. and global equity indexes ... important milestone for Pulmatrix," said Chief Executive Officer ... our progress in developing drugs for crucial unmet medical ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: