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Br Med J. 1973 April 21; 2(5859): 138.
PMCID: PMC1589236

Lithium and Pregnancy—III, Lithium Ingestion by Children Breast-Fed by Women on Lithium Treatment


Children breast-fed by women on lithium treatment ingested lithium with the milk. Their serum lithium concentration was one-third to one-half the concentration in the nursing women's serum. Bottle-feeding should be considered for children of women on lithium treatment.

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