Alcohol and Lactation

Imani, Bahareh (2014) Alcohol and Lactation. Asia Pacific Journal of Medical Toxicology, 3 (Supple). p. 14.

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Background: Breastfeeding is the safest and best method for nurturing infant growth and health. While the harmful effects of alcohol during pregnancy are well-established, the consequences of alcohol intake during lactation have been far less examined. The effects of alcohol intake with large amounts noted on the infant include drowsiness, diaphoresis, deep sleep, weakness, decrease in linear growth, abnormal weight gain. Daily consumption of 1 g/Kg alcohol decreases milk ejection reflex. The aim of the present study is to review the literature on the physiological process and hormonal control of lactogenesis, the milk ejection reflex (let down), and the effect of alcohol on these processes in both short and long term. Methods: A systematic literature review was conducted using the electronic databases PubMed, Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed) and ISI Web of Knowledge from 1999 to 2014. The search terms were

Item Type: Article
Subjects: QV pharmacology
Divisions: Journals > Asia Pacific J Toxicology
Depositing User: apjmt apjmt
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2017 15:21
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2017 15:21

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