Aug 19, · The adverse neonatal effects of pethidine and norpethidine are well known to the scientific community. Beilin et al. performed a prospective, randomized, double-blind study to determine whether fentanyl, when administered as part of labor epidural analgesia, has an impact on breast-feeding. Women who previously breastfed a child and who Cited by: 2. Epidurals and breastfeeding. What is an epidural and how does it work? Baumgarder DJ, Muehl P, Fischer M, Pribbenow B , Effect of labor epidural anesthesia on breast-feeding of healthy full-term newborn delivered vaginally. J Am Board Fam Pract 16(1):7–
Epidurals and Breastfeeding. Many women have epidurals for pain relief during labor. Like every other medical treatment, there are risks and benefits to epidurals. The effect of epidural medications on breastfeeding success is something that is still being studied, and which is not totally understood at . Dec 11, · Anecdotal reports suggest that the addition of fentanyl (an opioid) to epidural analgesia for women during childbirth results in difficulty establishing breastfeeding. The aim of this paper is to determine any association between epidural analgesia and 1) Cited by:
A editorial 12 (which accompanied the article by Beilin et al. 7) stated: “It is difficult to find an obvious physiologic or pharmacologic mechanism by which [intrapartum epidural] fentanyl might influence the incidence of breast-feeding 6 weeks after delivery.” It is important to emphasize the well-established, tangible benefit of Cited by: 2.