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Epidural pain relief with fentanyl during childbirth does not affect early breastfeeding success

07:40 EST 8 Nov 2017 | News-Medical.net

Including the opioid fentanyl in the solution used to maintain an epidural during childbirth does not appear to affect the success of breastfeeding six weeks after delivery, according to a study published in Anesthesiology, the peer-reviewed medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. Previous research has suggested fentanyl might be associated with early termination of breastfeeding.

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