Flu seems to be on the increase at the moment so I hope this information helps mums and professionals
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
Recently lots of mums have been asking about medication to help with severe morning sickness/hyperemesis when still breastfeeding an older child. You can take medication and no you dont have to stop to “protect” the unborn baby. Eat good nutritious snacks – promise I wont mention ginger!
We know that the most common reason mums stop breastfeeding before they would otherwise choose is because they believe they don’t have enough breastmilk. In many cultures there a herbal remedies to increase milk supply. We have medicinal options available as well. What is the research behind the “magic wands”? Can any products cause harm rather than benefit? When should they be used and when is skilled breastfeeding support more important? Why is some populations is poor milk supply never a concern? Who is responsible for the perceived need to increase milk supply?
It is some time since I had time to post / blog . However, it’s a new year with new resolutions and new committment. The first news is that there is a new edidition of my book Breastfeeding and Medication due out on 1 May.
This new edition contains information on more drugs and a chapter on the management of some chronic conditions which may affect breastfeeding mothers. In most cases there are options to support the mother’ optimal care whilst allowing her to continue to breastfeed her baby as long as she wishes. This is a topic which raises many questions on social media which informed the choice of conditions to consider.
It’s available to pre-order now on Amazon now – make it your new year’s resolution to buy to support breastfeeding mothers and to inform pescribing decisions