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LactMed

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Full text. Provides information in literature review format on the effects of drugs and other chemicals on breastfeeding mothers. Includes data covering drug levels in mothers and infants; effects in breastfed infants; possible effects on lactation; the category into which the drug has been placed by the American Academy of Pediatrics; alternate drugs to consider; references of articles cited in the drug record; and substance identification details. This database is a part of the US national Library of Medicine’s Toxicology Data Network (TOXNET). All data are derived from scientific literature, are peer-reviewed and fully referenced