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 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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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.
We discuss the benefits and challenges of nursing babies and children, with a focus on children who are adopted from neglected environments.
Dr. Hale explains the neonatal outcome of infants exposed to selective seratonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) during pregnancy, and the use of SSRIs and other psychiatric medications during lactation.
Our discussion includes reasons why weight gain might abnormally decelerate from 2-4 months of age, medications that might decrease the maternal milk supply, as well as other factors that could lead to a weight deceleration such as tongue tie, prolonged sleeping, and breastfeeding technique.
A discussion regarding why adoptive mothers want to nurse, the benefits of nursing an adopted child, factors that favor successful induced lactation, hormone treatment strategies to induce lactation, and maintaining the milk supply while nursing.