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Perinatal mental health and breastfeeding

watch the live Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=614488795409027

Training for Pharmacists 2

Looking at online CPD modules this week sponsored by formula manufacturers has prompted me to make this information I wrote for a pharmacy magazine ( who havent responded), available freely on line. Please share with pharmacies and pharmacists as widely as possible. Would be useful for their CPD as well as increasing knowledge on breastfeeding and drugs in breastmilk. Would be supported by a copy of Breastfeeding and Medication in every pharmacy 🙂

http://breastfeeding-and-medication.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/training-for-pharmacists-2-.pdf

Breastfeeding for Pharmacists

I am aware that most pharmacists do not receive any training on breastfeeding during their undergraduate studies. My own PhD studies showed that most of us gained our knowledge from our own personal experiences. As breastfeeding is acknowledged as a major public health area I have begun to prepare some training material for professionals – starting with my own. This is intended to provide a basic understanding of how pharmacists and their staff can help to support new mothers as part of their everyday working practice. More detailed presentations will follow on drugs in breastmilk. If you find this useful and want to know more please buy a copy of Breastfeeding and Medication

http://www.breastfeeding-and-medication.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Breastfeeding-and-pharmacy-2.pdf

#dontsaystoplook it up 1

It’s breastfeeding celebration week! Did you know that national guidance recommends that prescribers look at supplementary sources to decide whether medications are compatible with breastfeeding? Use this poster to spread the word #dontsaystoplookitup tiny.cc/dontsaystop

Please spread the posters to all wards, surgeries and pharmacies

Timing of breastfeeds if taking medication

I’ve recently had several emails/ Facebook messages that mothers have been advised to pump and dump their breastmilk for a period of time after taking medication in order to minimise / prevent exposure of the baby to the drug. This has often been undertaken when the drug is compatible with breastfeeding and resulted in the unnecessary exposure of the baby to formula milk.

For most drugs taken for more than 3 days the amount in milk is constant across 24 hours. So timing feeds with respect to breastfeeding or dumping of the breastmilk is pointless. The half life of a drug is very important but just one of the factors in determining the compatability with normal breastfeeding. If you want to know more please consider buying “Breastfeeding and Medication”

http://www.breastfeeding-and-medication.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/timing-of-feeds-and-medication.pdf

Treating coughs. colds and sore throat in the breastfeeding mum

 

 

Every year there are many questions on coughs, colds and sore throat so thought I would pre-empt them this year by recording a live video as well as the links and fact sheets

Hope everyone has a healthy winter !

Treating coughs colds and sore throats in the breastfeeding mother

 

cough and cold remedies and breastfeeding 2018

sore throat and breastfeeding 2108

Treating coughs, colds and sore throats in the breastfeeding mother

Lots of coughs and colds starting already so some information to pre-empt the questions which come every year

Posted by Breastfeeding and Medication on Thursday, September 13, 2018

Breastfeeding and Thrush

So many contacts recently about thrush and breastfeeding I have decided to record a presentation I have made many times over the years. I will in a few days record one with detailed prescribing information for doctors and pharmacists . A copy of the slides will go onto my website www.breastfeeding-and-medication.co.uk. Hope this helps everyone. I have found it necessary to leave several social media groups for my own sanity after reading threads where non evidence based practice seems to get perpetuated. This is my view after looking at thrush and breastfeeding for the last 20 years.

Posted by Breastfeeding and Medication on Friday, July 20, 2018

Medicalising Sore Nipples – thrush and breastfeeding July 2018

Evidence based information for GPs and breastfeeding and medication

I’ve been searching back through my files and finally found a link to a training webinar I delivered for GPs in 2016. Hope maybe it is useful for education. Always happy to deliver a training session for expenses and a small fee

https://vimeo.com/simonwade/review/171899989/679f7dcf07

E learning for Pharmacists

I wrote this elearning pack for pharmacists sometime ago but it is still relevant (some updates should be added shortly by NES) http://www.breastfeeding.nes.scot.nhs.uk/breastfeeding_final_pdf