There appears to be an association between when bottles are introduced and the development of pyloric stenosis; Epidural analgesia is controversial in its effects on breastfeeding success during hospitalization.
The Breastfeeding Medicine Podcast
The Breastfeeding Medicine Podcast was created by Anne Eglash MD, IBCLC, FABM, is cohosted with Karen Bodnar MD, IBCLC, FABM, FAAP, and is produced by IABLE. Dr. Bodnar and Dr. Eglash review recent research articles that have a potential impact on clinical practice.
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Babies who are born via C-Section may have higher weights at birth compared to infants who are born via vaginal birth. We discuss how to evaluate and manage these babies
We discuss the United States Affordable Health Care Act and its coverage of Women’s Health Services including breastfeeding services; the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine protocol on recommendations regarding when breastfeeding babies should become NPO before sedation; the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine protocol on allergic proctocolitis in breastfeeding babies- what is this, how to diagnose it, and what to do about it.
Although major health organizations recommend that women of average contamination risk should breastfeed, and that formula fed infants have poorer health, many families do express concern about contaminants in breastmilk, and wonder if they should breastfeed. This podcast addresses strategies to evaluate and counsel families on exposure to environmental contamination and plans to breastfeed.
Physicians are often expected to manage complicated breastfeeding problems in their office, despite having little time and few skills to manage these problems. We discuss some strategies physicians can use to improve outpatient care of the breastfeeding dyad, including how to determine the financial feasibility of having a lactation consultant employed in the office.
The Surgeon General addresses many sectors of our society to promote and support breastfeeding including mothers, families, communities, health care, places of employment, research and surveillance. Dr. Martonffy will share details on the responsibilities and activities in these sectors that can impact breastfeeding rates.
Dr. Livingstone explains the most common reasons for sore nipples during breastfeeding, along with diagnosis and treatment.
Exclusive breastfeeding in the hospital has been shown to be critical for breastfeeding success after hospital discharge. We will discuss the possible reasons for this, including the negative effects of artificial feedings. We will cover hospital routines that protect breastfeeding, and others that make breastfeeding success difficult.
Dr. Reece-Stremtan walks us through anticipatory guidance for a breastfeeding mother who is planning on surgery. We also discuss medications used by anesthesiologists that warrant special consideration during breastfeeding, factors in determining when women can resume nursing after surgery, and potential effects of surgery and anesthesia on milk supply.
Breastfeeding is quite challenging for moms with premature infants, and these moms need great support after the baby leaves the NICU. Our discussion will include how to deal with transitioning the baby from the bottle to the breast, supporting and maintaining the milk supply, advantages of skin to skin, nipple shield use, and more.