- •Breastfeeding is safe and should be encouraged for most women taking most commonly prescribed anti-seizure medications.
- •Infants breastfed by mothers taking anti-seizure medications do not experience long-term neurodevelopmental side effects and have been shown to have slightly better developmental outcomes compared to non-breastfed infants.
- •Rates of breastfeeding in women with epilepsy remain lower than the general population, which are likely due to factors related to clinicians and unique challenges in women with epilepsy, and highlights the need for effective breastfeeding counseling and additional supportive measures to improve breastfeeding practices in women with epilepsy.
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