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A report released Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reveals that breastfeeding mothers can safely take a majority of medications and receive most immunizations at no risk to their infant’s health.
While many new mothers stop taking their prescription medications because of concerns about their newborn’s safety, these fears are largely unfounded, according to the report, which is the first conclusive study on the issue in more than a decade. “This cautious approach may be unnecessary in many cases, because only a small proportion of medications are contraindicated in breastfeeding mothers,” according to the report’s authors. Though many drugs taken by breastfeeding women do transfer to their breast milk, most do not present in “clinically meaningful levels,” the authors added.
The report discourages new mothers from taking narcotics like codeine and oxycodone, and indicates that some antidepressants remain “worrisome” while others are considered much safer, according to researchers.
Ruth Lawrence, a professor of pediatrics and obstetrics and gynecology and breastfeeding expert at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester (but who wasn’t involved in the report) noted to the Wall Street Journal that antidepressants like Prozac and Wellbutrin show up in breast milk in higher concentrations than Paxil, which is the preferred option for nursing mothers.
Lawrence went on to say that the study was a “long-awaited statement” that could change the “tendency among practitioners … to say, ‘I don’t know the answer, therefore why don’t you stop breast-feeding.’”
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World's best pie apple. Essential for Tarte Tatin. Has five prominent ribs.
So pretty. So early. So ephemeral. Tastes like strawberry candy (slightly).
My personal fave. Ultra-crisp. Graham cracker flavor. Should be famous. Isn't.
High flavored with notes of blood orange and allspice. Very rare.
Jefferson's favorite. The best all-purpose American apple.
New Hampshire's native son has a grizzled appearance and a strangely addictive curry flavor. Very, very rare.
Makes the best hard cider in America. Soon to be famous.
Freak seedling found in an Oregon field in the '60s has pink flesh and a fragrant strawberry snap. Makes a killer rose cider.
Ben Franklin's favorite. Queen Victoria's favorite. Only apple native to NYC.
Really does taste like pineapple.