email contacts on the safety of drugs in breastmilk

Today alone I have had email contacts from Peru, the Netherlands, USA and Italy. It shows how the problems around breastfeeding on medication are the same all round the world. It is sad that so often breastfeeding mums are told they have to stop breastfeeding in order to be treated for chronic or acute illness – usually unnecesarily and not using evidence based resources

Breastfeeding and Medication

If you see breastfeeding mothers who need medication maybe you need to buy this book

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Breastfeeding-Medication-Wendy-Jones/dp/0415641063/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1489435817&sr=8-1&keywords=breastfeeding+and+medication

Training for Pharmacists

Pharmacists can access evidence based training for free Pharmaceutical care of breastfeeding mothers rather than read material which is non evidence based and developed by the formula industry New infant feeding training online

Pharmacists can be as guilty as doctors in being influenced by the companies and inadvertently pass on negative messages about breastfeeding as described in this article Education and training of healthcare staff in the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to work effectively with breastfeeding women: a systematic review

There are days when I despair at the information provided by my fellow professionals about infant feeding. Come on guys do some CPD on supporting breastfeeding mothers – it is a health issue and can save the NHS millions of pounds a year let alone morbidity and mortality of mothers and children.

Breastfeeding is a natural ‘safety net’ against the worst effects of poverty … Exclusive breastfeeding goes a long way toward cancelling out the health difference between being born into poverty and being born into affluence … It is almost as if breastfeeding takes the infant out of poverty for those first few months in order to give the child a fairer start in life and compensate for the injustice of the world into which it was born.

JAMES P. GRANT, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF UNICEF (1980-1995)

Preventing Disease and Saving Resources looks at how raising breastfeeding rates could save the NHS money through improving health outcomes.

GOLD ONLINE PRESENTATION

One of 13 conference recordings now available to watch at your convenience: “Breastfeeding and Medication: how to make an evidence based decisions on safety” with Dr. Wendy Jones, PhD, MSc.
Parents often have questions regarding the safety of taking medications while breastfeeding. Dr. Wendy Jones will equip delegates with the tools to evaluate risks and to support parents in making informed decisions regarding medications.
Learn more about this presentation at http://www.goldmidwifery.com/conference/presentations/203
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Blog – Breastfeeding for Dads and Grandmas

Blog Breastfeeding for Dads and Grandmas

Blog – why mothers medication matters

blog why mothers medication matters

Why Mothers Medication Matters publication 23 Feb 2017

http://www.pinterandmartin.com/why-mothers-medication-matters.html

 

The History of Child Nutrition

THE HISTORY OF CHILD NUTRITION OVER THE PAST 200 YEARS

Born to be Breastfed radio interview

Looking forward to talking with Marie Biencuzzo on Born to Breastfed about Breastfeeding for Dads and Grandmas

http://borntobebreastfed.com/?author=1

ALCI conference Dublin March 25th