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:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Austin residents seeking Mohs surgery services, ... Mohs Surgery and to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. , Dr. ... skin cancer. The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Dorsey was ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, Dr. Omkar Marathe earned ... the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained in Internal Medicine at ... fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where he had the opportunity ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... A recent ... most people are unfamiliar with. The article goes on to state that individuals are ... many of these less common operations such as calf and cheek reduction. The Los ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... and Scientific Sessions in Dallas that it will receive two significant new grants ... grants came as PHA marked its 25th anniversary by recognizing patients, medical professionals ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Topical BioMedics, Inc, makers of Topricin and MyPainAway Pain Relief Products, join The ‘Business for ... $12 an hour by 2020 and then adjusting it yearly to increase at the same ... wage, assure the wage floor does not erode again, and make future increases more predictable. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... June 24, 2016 Research and Markets ... for Companion Diagnostic Tests" report to their offering. ... Companion Diagnostics The World Market for Companion ... medicine diagnostics. Market analysis in the report includes the following: ... (In Vitro Diagnostic Kits) by Region (N. America, EU, ROW), ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Belgium , June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... announced the appointment of Dr. Edward Futcher ... a Non-Executive Director, effective June 23, 2016.Dr. Futcher ... and Nominations and Governance Committees.  As a non-executive ... provide independent expertise and strategic counsel to VolitionRx ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 Research and Markets ... Market - Forecast to 2022" report to their offering. ... method for the patients with kidney failure, it replaces the ... from the patient,s blood and thus the treatment helps to ... chloride in balance. Increasing number of ESRD ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: