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Women With Epilepsy Less Likely Than Controls to Breastfeed

Key clinical point: Compared with controls, women with epilepsy are significantly less likely to initiate and adhere to breastfeeding.

Major finding: The rate of breastfeeding initiation was 51% in women with epilepsy and 87% in controls.

Study details: A retrospective review of medical records for 102 women with epilepsy and 113 women without epilepsy who underwent pregnancy.

Disclosures: The study had no external funding, and the investigators reported no disclosures.


Al-Faraj AO et al. AES 2019, Abstract 1.246.