Epileptic breastfeeders get treatment green light

A new study suggests the treatment pregnant women receive for epilepsy does not adversely affect their offspring.

The study focused on the neurodevelopmental effects of the infants of 181 mothers receiving a common drug treatment for epilepsy.

They found that at six years old, the adjusted IQ for breastfed children was higher by four points compared with those who were not.

The authors said their findings were consistent with prior evidence that there was a low risk of exposure to antiepileptic drugs from breast milk.

While the authors said their study did not provide final answers, they recommended breastfeeding to mothers with epilepsy.

Read more at Stanford University