codeine and breast feeding

In the Lancet of August 23rd 2008 there is an fascinating debate on a report from 2006 also in the Lancet ( Lancet 2006 vol 368 p 704 . In the original case report the death of a neonate was attributed to the mother taking codeine . The mother was an ultra rapid converter of…

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Breast feeding, sugar and pain in babies

Suckling and sugar educe pain in babies Shann in Lancet 369, March 3 2007-03-28Babies are very aware of painful procedures and events. One such is blood sampling by heel prick. Babies who at the same time are being breast fed and given a cuddle appear to be more comfortable than babies without this support. More…

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