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Report: Most medications OK during breast-feeding

3:43 PM, Sep. 11, 2013
A study shows most prescription medications are OK for breast-feeding moms to use.
A study shows most prescription medications are OK for breast-feeding moms to use.
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Most breast-feeding moms can safely take the medications and vaccines they need, without fear they'll harm a nursing infant, according to a new report from a leading group of U.S. pediatricians.

The report, from the American Academy of Pediatrics in consultation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, describes proposed changes to drug labels. The new labels would replace the current "Nursing Mothers" section with a heading called "Lactation," which would give much more detailed information about a drug's transfer to breast milk and potential to harm a breast-fed baby.

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