Among the 223 babies exposed to at least one anti-epileptic medication while in the womb, 11.5% had showed fine motor skill impairments at 6 months of age compared with less than 5% of unexposed babies, according to a Norwegian study in the journal JAMA Neurology. Use of multiple anti-epileptic drugs was linked to impaired fine motor and social skills. However, researchers noted that exposure to such medications in breast milk did not negatively affect child development.

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