Title Hale’s Medications & Mothers’ Milk™ 2021 Edition
Author Thomas W. Hale
ISBN 9780826189257
List price USD 64.95
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 736
Book size 178 x 254 mm
Publishing year 2021
Original publisher Springer Publishing Company
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Sales territory Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
Status New Arrival
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Written by a world-renowned expert in perinatal pharmacology, this essential reference contains current, complete, and evidence-based information on the transmission of maternal drugs into human milk. Because so many women ingest medications while breastfeeding, one of the most common questions encountered in pediatrics is: Which drugs are safe and which are hazardous for the infant?

This 2021 edition has been extensively revised, and now includes 50 completely new and 356 updated medications, and state-of-the-art coverage of multiple diseases, vaccines, and syndromes. It addresses the use of radiopharmaceuticals, chemotherapeutic agents, and vaccines in breastfeeding mothers, and covers adult concerns, methods of reducing risk to infants, and infant monitoring.


New to the 2021 Edition:

  • 50 New Drugs Added
  • 356 Drugs Updated with new data
  • 817 Drug References Updated
  • An updated 7x10 trim size and streamlined design for ease of use in patient education
  • The latest information on the impact of prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs, herbs, and street drugs


Key Features:

  • Evidence-based, current information on over 1300 drugs, diseases, vaccines and syndromes
  • Dr. Hale’s renowned “Lactation Risk Categories” incorporate recent updates
  • Key points and savvy tips about breastfeeding and medications for quick reference
  • Common abbreviations and drugs listed in alphabetical order
  • Adult concerns, adult dose, pediatric concerns, infant monitoring, and alternatives
  • Succinct information about evaluation of the infant


Changes to This Edition

Preface • Key Points About Breastfeeding and Medications • Evaluation of the Infant • General Suggestions for the Clinician • How to Use This Resource • Dr. Hale’s Lactation Risk Categories

Common Abbreviations


Appendices • Using Radiopharmaceutical Products in Breastfeeding Mothers • Typical Radioactive Half-Lives • Radioisotopes in Lactation • Radioactive131 Iodine Close Contact Restrictions • Commonly Used Antidepressants—Suitability in Lactation • Commonly Used Atypical Antipsychotics—Suitability in Lactation • Commonly Used Benzodiazepines—Suitability in Lactation • Commonly Used Opioid Analgesic Medications—Suitability in Lactation • Iodine Content From Various Natural Sources • Hormonal Contraception • Foul Tasting Drugs That Might Alter the Taste of Milk • Combination Drugs


Target Audience:

People interested in lactational pharmacology, lactation consultants and healthcare professionals.

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