Naproxen is frequently used as an anti inflammatory and to add pain relief for instance after surgery. However, there seems to be concern about prescribing it for the breastfeeding mother. I hope this information helps.
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The question as to the compatibility of high dose vitamin d supplements in the breastfeeding mother is a frequently asked question. We appear to monitor levels more frequently than we did in the past but research is difficult to source. I hope this information helps.
This is a set of slides I use in many of my current presentations. It also forms the backbone of most decision making. I hope it helps increase your education. If you wish please email me firstname.lastname@example.org
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Some mothers develop fungal nail infections in pregnancy and delay treatment. When breastfeeding, topical treatments are preferable. I am asked at least once a week about oral terbinafine – hard to answer with little research. Hope this information helps with shared decision making.
One of the more frequently asked questions recently relates to nausea and even vomiting when breastfeeding. It may be due to norovirus, pregnancy (see https://breastfeeding-and-medication.co.uk/thoughts/suffering-from-morning-sickness-and-still-breastfeeding ) or to stop nausea from medication e.g morphine.
I hope this factsheet provides some options. The information is taken from my book Breastfeeding and Medication which provides more details and references. Maybe you need to buy a copy?
I was very proud to have co written a fact sheet for BfN on anxiety and breastfeeding which affects so many new mothers. Beth is a CBT therapist and approached the treatment with non pharmacological methods available via IAPT and IESO (although with a waiting list sadly for most).
I looked at the relief of symptoms with long-term treatments such as SSRI drugs e.g. sertraline, citalopram, fluoxetine and paroxetine. Mothers may also be helped with propranolol to relieve palpitations and racing heart.
Recently there have been more requests from mothers with anxiety or post traumatic stress to take benzodiazepine to reduce symptoms or to treat a panic attack. Occasional use might be acceptable with monitoring of the baby for drowsiness and effective feeding. However, regular use is not encouraged – particularly of diazepam – because of its long half life and potential to accumulate in breastmilk and the baby, but also because this family of drugs is addictive with as little as 28 days treatment.
I have written this factsheet to provide as much information as possible on the use of anxiolytics diazepam, loprazolam and alparazolam during breastfeeding.
The information is taken from Breastfeeding and Medication which includes full references . Please consider buying the book if this information is useful
This is a presentation based on one I deliver to second year pharmacy undergraduate students at Portsmouth University. Hope that it forms the basis of knowledge of why pharmacists should promote and support breastfeeding. Any queries please email me email@example.com . I’m always open to lecturing opportunities
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This is the presentation I have given most frequently since I co-authored the first thrush leaflet back in around 1999. I hope this helps some of the mis information eg it can be on one breast, thrush means painful feeds, all white tongues in babies are thrush
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This is one of the presentations I have given most frequently over the last 20 years since I co wrote the first leaflet for BfN. One of the most common complications of breastfeeding but so little understood. I hope this helps the onging learning of professionals, peer supporters and all those supporting breastfeeding.
I am uploading most of the presentations that I have given over the years as training material for others to use as continued professional development.
If you have any queries pleas email email@example.com. Please consider buying my book if you find this useful