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Automédication et allaitement maternel : enquête auprès de 233 femmes consultant les centres de PMI-PS et cabinets de sages-femmes libérales du bassin annécien

Abstract : Objectives: Estimating the prevalence of self-medication among women currently breast-feeding or having breast-fed their last child, whatever the lenghth of the breast-feeding and the age of the last child. Evaluating the factors fostering self-medication, analyzing risk situations for both the mother and the child, determining the sources of the information received about self-medication from breast-feeding women. Method: Observational survey led among 233 women currently breast-feeding or having breast-fed their last child, whatever the age of the last child at the time of the collection of data and whatever the length of the breast-feeding. The data was and among six independent practiciens in the Annecy area thanks to an anonymous questionnaire. Women were asked about their self-medication patterns during the whole length of their breast-feeding process. Results : The prevalence of self-medication was of 53,2% among the whole sample studied. Among multiparous women, that is, women who breast-fed at least two children, it was found that their more liable to use self-medication if they had done so as well during their previous pregnancy. Among the medicine evoked, 11% show data that are not favourable to their consumption during breast-feeding, but 9,7% of women used them anyway. 67,4% of the women in this sample indicate that they received information about self-medication during their pregnancy. That information came from medical professionals in 40,3% of the time. Conclusion: Self-medication is a method used by more than half of the breast-feeding women studied in this sample. Medical professionals must provide information about self-medication to breast-feeding women and identify those more liable to use this method.
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Chloé Chemineau. Automédication et allaitement maternel : enquête auprès de 233 femmes consultant les centres de PMI-PS et cabinets de sages-femmes libérales du bassin annécien. Gynécologie et obstétrique. 2016. ⟨dumas-01349688⟩

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