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Table 1 Health issues in breastfeeding women reported by GPs (n = 253)

From: GPs' decision-making when prescribing medicines for breastfeeding women: Content analysis of a survey

Condition Individual health issue Categories of health issues
  n % n %
Infections    126 49.8
   Mastitis 60 23.7   
   Other infections (66) (26.1)   
Endometritis 11 4.3   
Tonsillitis 9 3.6   
RTI 8 3.2   
UTI 7 2.8   
Nipple thrush 6 2.4   
"Antibiotics" 6 2.4   
Common cold 3 1.2   
Other gynaecological infection* 3 1.2   
Sinusitis 2 0.8   
Giardia 2 0.8   
Miscellaneous infections 9 3.6   
Depressive disorders    54 21.3
Use of analgesics    13 5.1
Contraception    9 3.6
Low milk supply    8 3.2
Atopy    8 3.2
   Hay fever 3 1.2   
   Asthma 2 0.8   
   Antihistamines 2 0.8   
   Urticaria 1 0.4   
Other conditions**    23 9.1
General comments (no specific situation)    10 4.0
  1. *v. discharge/vaginitis/pelvic infection
  2. **gastritis/reflux, anaemia, epilepsy, anal fissure, drugs, breast engorgement
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