Breastfeeding May Impact Maternal Hypertension Risk - MPR - hypertension and breast feeding

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breastfeeding and hypertension - General Practice Notebook hypertension and breast feeding


Breastfeeding is the feeding method of choice and encouraging breastfeeding is a key priority for maternity care providers (whether working in hospital or in primary care; see ‘Postnatal care’, NICE clinical guideline 37).29 While hypertension is not in itself a contraindication to breastfeeding, the compatibility of antihypertensive drugs with breastfeeding may be an issue for discussion Bookshelf ID: NBK62632.

Breastfeeding is the feeding method of choice and encouraging breastfeeding is a key priority for maternity care providers (whether working in hospital or in primary care; see ‘Postnatal care’, NICE clinical guideline 37). While hypertension is not in itself a contraindication to breastfeeding, the compatibility of antihypertensive drugs with breastfeeding may be an issue for discussion.

Breastfeeding and hypertension. NICE have outlined guidance regarding the use of antihypertensive agents during breast feeding (1): women should be informed that the following drugs have no known adverse effects on babies receiving breast milk.

Jan 17, 2012 · 4 Responses to Breastfeeding and Hypertension. Shanti 1 January 2016 at 20:19 # I feel like breast feeding is increasing my blood pressure. I have never had high blood pressure until now. I developed high blood pressure after my girl was born. I spend a long time in the hospital because of it. I have exclusively breast fed my baby up to 6.