Sedating newborns

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Methods of minimising drug transfer to the infant include: Most drugs are transferred to breast milk only in small amounts and the dose to which the infant is exposed is very low and well below the therapeutic dose for an infant.

However, all infants exposed to drugs via breast milk should be observed for drug-related side effects.

Metronidazole is considered safe in doses up to 400mg three times a day, although it may give the milk a bitter taste.