Medicine consumption during breastfeeding and assessment of infant risk

Anne Fayma Lopes Chaves, Alanna Helenn Marques Dias, Ingrid Kerolly Almeida Dias, Juliane Kerly Silva Martins, Rebeca Silveira Rocha, Mônica Oliveira Batista Oriá


Objective: to estimate medicine consumption during breastfeeding and the risk to the infant. Methods: descriptive study, carried out in a Primary Health Care Unit with 130 infants. The data collection was donethrough a form with objective questions, analyzed in Epiinfo. Results:73 (56.0%) nursing mothers had used medication during breastfeeding. The most used drugs were antianemics (n=48, 66.0%) and analgesic/antipyretic drugs (n=11, 14.4%). The majority of the drugs consumed were compatible with breastfeeding(n=71, 97.2%), except for Phenobarbital (n=1, 1.4%) and Losartan (n=1, 1.4%. Conclusion: it was evidenced that medicine consumption during breastfeeding was high among nursing mothers, but most of the drugs presented low risk, that is, they were drugs compatible with lactation.


Nursing; Breast Feeding; Drug Utilization; Lactation.

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