The use of psychotropic medications with breastfeeding women: applying the available evidence
Usher, Kim, and Foster, Kim (2006) The use of psychotropic medications with breastfeeding women: applying the available evidence. Contemporary Nurse, 21 (1). pp. 94-102.
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Breastfeeding women may be prescribed a psychotropic medication to treat a pre-existing illness such as bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, or to treat an illness that develops as a direct result of pregnancy and childbirth, such as depression. Mental health nurses are often not aware that many psychotropic medications are considered relatively safe for the infant as well as the breastfeeding woman.
This paper provides the clinician with an overview of the major psychotropic medications for breastfeeding women and outlines their potential impact on the infant. Guidelines for the use of these medications are also provided for mental health nurses based on the available evidence.
|Item Type:||Article (Refereed Research - C1)|
|Keywords:||breastfeeding; psychotropic medications; mental health nursing; evidence|
|FoR Codes:||11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111005 Mental Health Nursing @ 100%|
|SEO Codes:||92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920507 Womens Health @ 51%|
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920410 Mental Health @ 49%
|Deposited On:||19 Nov 2009 13:46|
|Last Modified:||13 Feb 2011 06:43|
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