We discuss the benefits and challenges of nursing babies and children, with a focus on children who are adopted from neglected environments.
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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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.
We discuss the details of hospital screening for jaundice including transcutaneous screening.
Breastfed and formula fed infants have different risks regarding neonatal jaundice, which we will discuss in detail.
The Academy of Breastfeeding medicine is an international multispecialty physician organization dedicated to educating physicians and other health care professionals regarding breastfeeding and human lactation.
Breastfeeding and the Late Preterm Nancy Wight, MD The late preterm often falls through the cracks in routine hospital care that is designed for healthy term infants. Hospitals need to recognize the special needs of late preterm infants. We will discuss optimal ways to support the late preterm in the hospital and upon discharge to […]
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.
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.