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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

What would mothers like their healthcare team to know about IBD and breastfeeding?

The next and most personal blog about what what mothers want their professionals to know. Thank you to the members of the facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/BreastfeedingIBD for their views.

What would mothers like their healthcare team to know about IBD and breastfeeding?

See also:

https://breastfeeding-and-medication.co.uk/fact-sheet/inflammatory-bowel-disease-and-breastfeeding

How to advise women on the safe use of medicines while breastfeeding

This article was published in the Pharmaceutical Journal June 2021

https://pharmaceutical-journal.com/article/ld/how-to-advise-women-on-the-safe-use-of-medicines-while-breastfeeding

but I feel is too important not to be readily available for professionals. It should be part of the what mothers want professionals to know about breastfeeding series. So I have adapted it slightly to be in a pdf format so it can be used more easily

How to advise women on the safe use of medicines while breastfeeding article

If you use this information please do consider buying Breastfeeding and Medication

Skin allergy tests and breastfeeding

Mothers have been reporting that they have been advised to interrupt breastfeeding or even stop altogether in order to have skin and patch allergy testing. This doesn’t seem based on evidence but possibly without national guidelines.

The allergens do not pass into the blood stream let alone breastmilk so there is no reason to interrupt breastfeeding.

Medication

Should you react severely to an allergen test and require administration of an antihistamine, an adrenaline injection (e.g. EpiPen)  or a steroid that does not stop you breastfeeding as normal

Adrenaline/epinephrine injection e/g/ EpiPen ™. Ingredient present in milk but unlikely to be harmful as poor oral bioavailability . Half life 2 minutes so all gone from the body in 10 minutes.

Antihistamine – https://www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk/antihistamines/

Prednisolone – https://www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk/prednisolone/

Skin allergy tests and breastfeeding

Breastfeeding and Chronic Medical Conditions, Wendy Jones