Oestrogen transdermal patches for post partum depression in lactating mothers: A case report
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Oestrogen transdermal patches are now being used in the prophylaxis and treatment of post partum depression. Oestrogens are known to have potential adverse effects on breastfed infants. This case describes jaundice and poor weight gain in the child of a lactating mother prescribed oestrogen transdermal patches. There is a need for caution in the use of this therapy in breast feeding mothers and health professionals should be alert for problems.
Full Text LinksBall, D. E. & Morrison, P. (1999). Oestrogen transdermal patches for post partum depression in lactating mothers: A case report. Central African Journal of Medicine, 45 (3), 68-70.
University of Zimbabwe, College of Health Sciences