Journal Article

Extradural buprenorphine suppresses breast feeding after caesarean section.

M Hirose, T Hosokawa and Y Tanaka

in BJA: British Journal of Anaesthesia

Published on behalf of the British Journal of Anaesthesia

Volume 79, issue 1, pages 120-121
Published in print July 1997 | ISSN: 0007-0912
Published online July 1997 | e-ISSN: 1471-6771 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bja/79.1.120
Extradural buprenorphine suppresses breast feeding after caesarean section.

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Satisfactory pain relief with postoperative extradural bupivacaine increases the amount of breast feeding after Caesarean section. To investigate the effect of extradural buprenorphine, we have evaluated the amount of breast feeding and the gain in infant weight for 11 days after Caesarean section in patients who received continuous extradural bupivacaine with or without buprenorphine. Extradural buprenorphine significantly decreased both measures although there was no significant difference in pain intensity. We suggest that extradural buprenorphine suppressed breast feeding after Caesarean section.

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Subjects: Anaesthetics

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