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The Truth About Drugs and Supplements While Breastfeeding

Two years ago, a researcher who specializes in the safety of breast milk was in the midst of breastfeeding her own child when she experienced a serious bout of postpartum depression. She had a televisit with her doctor, who refused to write her a prescription for antidepressant medications as long…

Should Kids Be Given Codeine?

“This country has a real problem with narcotics.” That was the response when I asked a friend of mine, a pediatrician with 30 years’ experience who’s been in private practice and now works at a neighborhood clinic, what she thinks about prescribing codeine for kids. “I can’t tell you the…