Hand expression of breasts in addition to pumping has been shown to be superior in establishing and maintaining the milk supply when the baby is unable to nurse at the breast. Dr. Jane Morton discusses findings in her hand expression study, and explain why hand expression makes sense.
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. Please join us at our facebook page to share comments and questions!
It is recommended that all breastfed infants receive vitamin D starting after birth. This recording discusses vitamin D metabolism, risks of vitamin D deficiency, recommendations for vitamin D supplementation, and measurement of vitamin D levels.
The Non-Latching Infant Christina Smilie MD Promoting latch in the hospital; hospital interventions that interrupt breastfeeding; importance of skin to skin; importance of hand expression to maintain a healthy milk supply; the prognosis of the nonlatching infant.
This recording explores the definition of tongue-tie, and risks of a tight lingual frenulum; how to diagnose tongue-tie; indications, risk, and procedure of releasing a tight lingual frenulum in a breastfeeding infant.
The history of human milk banks in the USA and Canada; the safety, cost and insurance coverage of pasteurized donor human milk; recipients of donor human milk; making human milk the standard of care for babies in the NICU
The importance of human milk for babies in the neonatal intensive care unit, and the risk of necrotizing enterocolitis and other illnesses for babies subjected to artificial feeding. The definition, safety, and benefits of pasteurized donor human milk are also discussed.