Drugs Taken After Birth may Hamper Breastfeeding

by Rajashri on  September 2, 2009 at 11:41 PM Women Health News   - G J E 4
 Drugs Taken After Birth may Hamper Breastfeeding
Researchers from Swansea University have revealed that drugs used to control bleeding after birth may hinder a woman's ability to breastfeed.

The researchers arrived at this conclusion after analyzing data on more than 48,000 women in South Wales.Some 55% of women who did not take drugs immediately after birth were able to commence breastfeeding within 48 hours of giving birth.

However the breastfeeding rate was 59.1% among women who took a shot of Oxytocin.

The potentially life-saving treatments to prevent bleeding after birth must not be compromised on the basis of this study but further studies are required to establish ways to minimise any effects on breastfeeding rates," said lead researcher Dr Sue Jordan. "In the meantime, what we would like to see would be provision of extra help for new mothers trying to establish breastfeeding by making sure to allow enough time for the effect of drugs given in labour to subside."

The details of the study appear in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Source: Medindia

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