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Safety in Lactation: Emergency Contraception

If emergency contraception is required, women can be advised that progestogen-only emergency contraception (levonorgestrel or ulipristal acetate) can be used from day 21 postpartum and…

Safety in Lactation: Emollients

Emollients used topically or as bath additives are not considered to pose any risk to a breastfeeding infant. This also applies to products with added…

Safety in Lactation: Female sex hormones

Oestrogens are normally used as postmenopausal hormone replacement (HRT) which is not relevant to breastfeeding Oestrogens used for other hormone replacement indications are covered in…

Safety in Lactation: Fluids and electrolytes

Oral and intravenous products for correcting fluid and electrolyte imbalance will present no risk to a breastfeeding infant as they are normally present in milk.…

Safety in Lactation: HIV infection

Breastfeeding by HIV-positive mothers may cause HIV infection in the infant and should be avoided where possible. The use of HIV drugs during breastfeeding is…
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