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World Prematurity Day

17 November 2021 World Prematurity Day. Sharing the chapter on premature birth and breastfeeding from Breastfeeding and Chronic Medical Conditions. I know there is so much more to add still and I will be writing more over the next few months

Premature Birth and Breastfeeding factsheet

Breastfeeding and Chronic Medical Conditions, Wendy Jones

Osteoporosis and breastfeeding

Following on from the data on the menopause and breastfeeding, I know many women are advised to limit the duration of breastfeeding in order to protect their own bone density. This sadly often shows a mis understanding of breastfeeding and its importance to the ongoing health of mother and child.

I hope this information taken from Breastfeeding and Chronic Medical Conditions helps

Osteoporosis and breastfeeding fact sheet

please email me wendy@breastfeeding-and-medication.co.uk if you need more information

Breastfeeding and Chronic Medical Conditions, Wendy Jones

Providing effective, evidence based support for breastfeeding women in primary care

I was only involved in preparing one table of this article but it deserves to be widely shared as an excellent model of support for breastfeeding by all in primary care – doctors, nurses and pharmacists

BMJ article providing effective, evidence based support for breastfeeding women in primary care

https://www.bmj.com/content/375/bmj-2021-065927.full

The menopause and breastfeeding

I’m seeing increasing numbers of questions form mums in the perimenopause who are still breastfeeding. Maybe they delivered later or maybe they have been feeding to term or maybe lots of other reasons. I remember asking for blood tests to check my hormone levels because I just couldnt think clearly anymore and my memory was poor which wasnt ideal as I was just becoming an independent pharmacist prescriber! My levels had indeed dropped and I went on to HRT. This may not be everyone’s choice or be suitable for them

I have spent many hours this year looking for guideance on HRT and breastfeeding and failed to find any studies or conclusive data. Everything is anecdotal at the moment but I hope this information helps.

As usual please message me on wendy@breastfeeding-and-medication.co.uk if you have a question

The menopause and breastfeeding factsheet

Pivmecillinam and breastfeeding

Not a common antibiotic but often the cause of mothers being told to stop breastfeeding without good cause

Pivmecillam and Breastfeeding

Introduction to the pharmacokinetics of drugs in breastmilk for midwives

I am all too aware of the gaps which many professionals find in their knowledge after training. That is why we all need to undertake CPD. I have written this brief introduction for midwives who see mothers during their pregnancy and after delivery. Midwives are often more accessible than medics, they may be seen as more approachable, they care about as well as for, women throughtout their career, they help to train junior doctors. So I hope this will help them to understand more about how drugs pass into breastmilk and where to seek more information if needed. Happy to provide training via Microsoft Teams if you wish and to answer any emails. Wendy@breastfeeding-and-medication.co.uk.

Hope this is useful but please feedback if you need more, less, more details, any changes. And dont for get the books!

Introduction to the pharmacokinetics of drugs in breastmilk for midwives

What do women want healthcare professional to know about the needs of the perinatal mum with mental health challenges?

I have tried to get this paper published but have failed because I am not associated with a university, have any means of applying for ethics approval or can pay – so sharing it freely in the hope that the voice of the mothers are widely hear

what do mothers want professionals to know about the needs of the perinatal mum with mental health challenges

Breastfeeding and Chronic Medical Conditions, Wendy Jones

Baby Grow Book Club facebook live

I was delighted to record this on facebook live this evening after Baby Grow Book Club chose Why Mothers Medication Matters to discuss this month. Thank you Catherine for the opportinuty https://fb.watch/7URZdnIwxh/

Identifying the cause of breast and nipple pain during lactation

so proud and delighted to have worked with Lisa, Carmella and Jane over the past year to have this published in the BMJ today. To find out different practices across the world has been fascinating but I so hope this informs clinical practice

Identifying the cause of breast and nipple pain during lactation

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Breastfeeding

not a comon conditioon and easy to feel you are alone . Hope this helps. It’s a chapter from my book Breastfeeding and Chronic Medical Conditions available on Amazon as Kindle and paperback https://tinyurl.com/mbbebe8x

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and breastfeeding factsheet

Breastfeeding and Chronic Medical Conditions, Wendy Jones