ScienceDaily (2010-06-24) -- Give up smoking, do not drink more than three cups of coffee per day, do not take any kind of drug, or if you do, take it as long as possible before feeding your baby. These are some of the recommendations contained in a study produced by researchers on methods for detecting medicines and drugs in breast milk. The study shows that the risk from substances such as alcohol is still not well understood.
Bibiana Fríguls, Xavier Joya, Oscar García-Algar, C. R. Pallás, Oriol Vall, Simona Pichini. A comprehensive review of assay methods to determine drugs in breast milk and the safety of breastfeeding when taking drugs. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 2010; 397 (3): 1157 DOI: 10.1007/s00216-010-3681-0