NLM Resources: LactMed for Nurses
LactMed, a free database about drugs and lactation, is produced by the National Library of Medicine. It is available via the website, https://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/newtoxnet/lactmed.htm, or as a mobile app. LactMed provides information on many of the drugs and chemical to which nursing mothers may be exposed, including dietary supplements. The information contained in LactMed includes: Summary statement about use of the drug during lactation; Measurement of levels of the drug in breastmilk; Effects in breastfed infants; Effects on lactation; Alternate drugs to consider. References to research studies are also included with ea...
Source: Dragonfly - March 8, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: News from NLM Training & Education Source Type: news

International Women ’s Day: Cochrane Indonesia’s Director reflects on her continued contributions to maternal and perinatal health and the work of Cochrane
 To celebrate International Women ’s Day (8 March), Cochrane Indonesia’s Director Dr Detty Nurdiati reflects on her continued contributions to maternal and perinatal health and the work of Cochrane.Despite rising prosperity, over 40 women die in childbirth every day in Indonesia. It ’s an intractable national health statistic that represents loss and suffering on a scale that Dr Detty Nurdiati has long been determined to change. Her many endeavours in research, teaching and patient care over three decades give clear expression to what is a deep personal and professional commi tment to maternal a...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 8, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

International Women ’s Day: Cochrane Indonesia’s Director reflects on her continued contributions to maternal and perinatal health and the work of Cochrane
 To celebrate International Women ’s Day (8 March), Cochrane Indonesia’s Director Dr Detty Nurdiati reflects on her continued contributions to maternal and perinatal health and the work of Cochrane.Despite rising prosperity, over 40 women die in childbirth every day in Indonesia. It ’s an intractable national health statistic that represents loss and suffering on a scale that Dr Detty Nurdiati has long been determined to change. Her many endeavours in research, teaching and patient care over three decades give clear expression to what is a deep personal and professional commi tment to maternal a...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 8, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Probiotics and Fish Oil During Pregnancy May Curb Allergies in Kids
Omega-3s and probiotics during pregnancy and breast-feeding may reduce risk for food allergies and eczema in early childhood. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Pregnancy and Childbirth Probiotics Food Eczema Allergies Children and Childhood Breastfeeding Oils and Fats Omega-3 Fatty Acids Source Type: news

Dietitian Hanan Saleh claims breastfeeding makes babies crave sugar
Australian mother and expert Pinky McKay has slammed a dietician for claiming breastfeeding makes babies crave sugar because it 'sets up a taste preference from birth'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hoping to increase breastfeeding rates, Upstate hires new lactation consultant and expands services
With an additional lactation consultant now on board, Upstate's Breastfeeding Medicine Program offers expand services with the hope of increasing breastfeeding rates in Central New York. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - March 7, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New technology supports new mums to breastfeed
Almost three-quarters of women start breastfeeding when their child is born, however by six to eight weeks this drops to just 44%. This makes breastfeeding rates in England among the lowest in the world. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 2, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

HealthWatch: Mom ’ s Diet Could Affect Child ’ s Risk Of Allergy, Eczema
BOSTON (CBS) – In one of the largest reports of its kind, researchers in London find that a mom’s diet can affect her baby’s risk of allergies. Researchers from Imperial College London analyzed more than 400 studies involving 1.5 million people and found that when moms took fish oil supplements during late pregnancy, and while breastfeeding, their children had a 30% lower risk of having an egg allergy at age 1, and when moms took probiotics, there was a 22% lower risk of their children developing eczema. Fish oil supplements helps reduce the chance of a mother’s baby cy getting a food allergy if tak...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Diet Dr. Mallika Marshall HealthWatch Source Type: news

Rabies Vaccine Hesitancy and Deaths Among Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women — Vietnam, 2015–2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - March 1, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

WATCH: Is breastfeeding good for Mom's heart?
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Is breastfeeding good for Mom’s heart?
Women with normal blood pressure during pregnancy may be able to reduce their risk of heart disease by breastfeeding for at least six months per birth. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Is breastfeeding is good for Mom’s heart?
Women with normal blood pressure during pregnancy may be able to reduce their risk of heart disease by breastfeeding for at least six months per birth. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

C-Sections and Gut Bacteria May Contribute to Overweight Kids
Overweight mothers are more likely to have overweight babies, and the gut bacteria the babies inherit may in part be to blame. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Babies and Infants Weight Digestive Tract Antibiotics Parenting Breastfeeding Children and Childhood Bacteria Source Type: news

Breast feeding app connects new moms with specialists
Being a new parent can be scary —even figuring out a baby’s eating schedule can be tough. But researchers at Purdue University and Purdue Polytechnic Institute have developed a new app that virtually connects breastfeeding mothers to pediatricians and lactation specialists.  The new app, called Lactor, collects data, monitors patients, and provides consultation for moms currently breast feeding. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 28, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Should you take fish oil while pregnant? What is the benefit of fish oil capsules?
FISH oil and "friendly" bacteria supplements taken during and after pregnancy can reduce the risk of childhood allergies, a major study has found. A daily fish oil capsule taken after the 20th week of pregnancy and for the first three or four months of breastfeeding cut the chances of a child developing an egg allergy by 30%, the research showed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breastfeeding reduces women's risk of heart disease
Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh found that, among women with healthy blood pressures during their pregnancies, breastfeeding for six months or more has heart-health benefits. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effect of the Affordable Care Act on Breastfeeding Outcomes Effect of the Affordable Care Act on Breastfeeding Outcomes
The Affordable Care Act requires most private health insurance plans to cover lactation-support services and breastfeeding equipment. Has this changed breastfeeding initiation or duration?American Journal of Public Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Breastfeeding may have long-term heart health benefits for some moms
(American College of Cardiology) Women with normal blood pressure during pregnancy and who breastfed their babies for at least six months following birth had better markers of cardiovascular health years later compared to women who never breastfed, based on research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 67th Annual Scientific Session. The same benefits were not observed in women who had high blood pressure during pregnancy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Launch of Cochrane Indonesia to boost production and use of trusted health evidence in Indonesia
In a significant step for national health research and training,Cochrane Indonesia was launched today at Universitas Gadjah Mada in Yogyakarta.Cochrane ’s global CEO Mark Wilson travelled from London to join Cochrane Indonesia’s Director Dr Detty Nurdiati at a formal ceremony to inaugurate the high-profile, independent research organisation’s newest centre.‘Cochrane Indonesia is an important and active part of Cochrane’s global independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers and people interested in health consisting of more than  38,000 people from 130 countries,&rsqu...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 27, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

App connects mothers with lactation experts, improve breastfeeding rates
(Purdue University) A newly developed proactive app could instantly connect breastfeeding mothers with pediatricians or lactation consultants to help collect data, monitor patients and provide consultation and support while improving breastfeeding outcomes for new mothers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The 7 ways to stop your child from becoming obese
London-based nutritionist Edwina Revel gives advice on some of the ways to help your child stay a healthy weight, including breastfeeding and offering smaller portions. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First Documented Case of Transgender Woman Breastfeeding First Documented Case of Transgender Woman Breastfeeding
A transgender woman has fed her infant solely with breast milk for the first 6 weeks, after treatment with domperidone, estradiol, progesterone, and breast pumping.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Transgender Woman Able to Breast-Feed Infant
Doctors said the case shows "modest but functional lactation can be induced in transgender women," The Guardian newspaper in the U.K. reported. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

mSakhi in Pictures
February 16, 2018The mobile app is transforming maternal and child health care in a Himalayan state.One of the smaller states in India, Uttarakhand lies in the Himalayan foothills with international borders touching Nepal and China. It ’s a land of mighty rivers, forests, hills, and mountains. Rich in natural resources, it boasts a variety of flora and fauna, including medicinal plants, tigers, and elephants. The terrain, striking and beautiful, also makes it hard for people, particularly those in the middle Himalayan ranges, to access health care, including high-quality maternal and child health services.Many villag...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbales Source Type: news

Transgender woman able to breastfeed baby
According to a case study, published inTransgender Health, a transgender women has successfully breastfed a baby following an experimental course of hormone treatment.BBC News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 16, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Transgender Woman Breast-Feeds Baby After Hospital Induces Lactation
The journal Transgender Health that they believe it was the first documented case of a successful experiment to induce breast-milk production in a transgender woman. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CEYLAN YEGINSU Tags: Breastfeeding Transgender and Transsexuals Babies and Infants Canada New York City Mount Sinai Medical Center Tamar Reisman Zil Goldstein Source Type: news

Infant death rates are higher in rural America — but not for all causes
U.S. public health officials have long puzzled over a troubling statistic about infant deaths: Why is the rate so much higher in rural counties than urban areas? But their understanding of the complex factors behind the disparity has been very limited. A report released by the National Center for Health Statistics on Thursday provides some important new information by delving into […]Related:Nine organizations sue Trump administration for ending grants to teen pregnancy programsThis season’s flu vaccine is only 36 percent effective, but experts say you should still get itHow a tra...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Morning Break: Transgender Breast Feeding; Brazilian'Pro-Vaxxers'; Post-Stroke Exercise
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - February 15, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

A mom turned to a controversial ‘treatment’ for her daughter’s autism — feeding her bleach
A father in Indianapolis last week accused his wife of feeding their child bleach to help cure her autism — something his wife had read about in a Facebook group. Police arrested the 28-year-old mother on Saturday after she allegedly put drops of hydrochloric acid and water-purifying solution in her young daughter’s drinks. The potentially dangerous chemical combination, which […]Related:How a transgender woman breast-fed her babyAn American says she fell asleep with a headache — and woke up with a British accentShe thought the weird sensation was a stray eyelash. It was eye wor...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How a transgender woman breast-fed her baby
She told doctors that she wanted to breast-feed her baby. She explained that her partner was pregnant but was not planning to breast-feed when the child was born, so she wanted to take it on herself. The 30-year-old, who is transgender, was willing to accept the risks. Following months of hormone therapy last year, doctors say she might be the first reported transgender woman in […]Related:An American says she fell asleep with a headache — and woke up with a British accentShe thought the weird sensation was a stray eyelash. It was eye worms.Here’s what yo...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Transgender woman able to breastfeed in first documented case
Doctors hail breakthrough and say case shows ‘modest but functional lactation can be induced in transgender women’A 30-year-old transgender woman has been able to breastfeed her child, the first ever case of induced lactation in a transgender woman to be documented in academic literature.Doctors said the case shows “modest but functional lactation can be induced in transgender women”. The account was published inTransgender Health.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 14, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Glenza in New York Tags: Medical research Health Breastfeeding Society Life and style US news Science World news Source Type: news

YSPH-led breastfeeding advocacy project to expand globally
Becoming Breastfeeding Friendly: A Guide to Global Scale-Up is expanding to include England, Scotland, Wales, Germany, Myanmar and Samoa. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Doctors Struggle to Treat Youngest Victims of Opioid Epidemic
CHICAGO (AP) — Two babies, born 15 months apart to the same young woman overcoming opioid addiction. Two very different treatments. Sarah Sherbert's first child was whisked away to a hospital special-care nursery for two weeks of treatment for withdrawal from doctor-prescribed methadone that her mother continued to use during her pregnancy. Nurses hesitated to let Sherbert hold the girl and hovered nervously when she visited to breast-feed. Born just 15 months later and 30 miles away at a different South Carolina hospital, Sherbert's second child was started on medicine even before he showed any withdrawal symptoms a...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 14, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Doctors Struggle to Treat Youngest Victims of Opioid Epidemic
CHICAGO (AP) — Two babies, born 15 months apart to the same young woman overcoming opioid addiction. Two very different treatments. Sarah Sherbert's first child was whisked away to a hospital special-care nursery for two weeks of treatment for withdrawal from doctor-prescribed methadone that her mother continued to use during her pregnancy. Nurses hesitated to let Sherbert hold the girl and hovered nervously when she visited to breast-feed. Born just 15 months later and 30 miles away at a different South Carolina hospital, Sherbert's second child was started on medicine even before he showed any withdrawal symptoms a...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 14, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Doctors Struggle to Treat Youngest Victims of Opioid Epidemic
CHICAGO (AP) — Two babies, born 15 months apart to the same young woman overcoming opioid addiction. Two very different treatments. Sarah Sherbert's first child was whisked away to a hospital special-care nursery for two weeks of treatment for withdrawal from doctor-prescribed methadone that her mother continued to use during her pregnancy. Nurses hesitated to let Sherbert hold the girl and hovered nervously when she visited to breast-feed. Born just 15 months later and 30 miles away at a different South Carolina hospital, Sherbert's second child was started on medicine even before he showed any withdrawal symptoms a...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 14, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

‘It’s a National Problem.’ How Hospitals Are Treating Opioid Addiction’s Youngest Sufferers
(CHICAGO) — Two babies, born 15 months apart to the same young woman overcoming opioid addiction. Two very different treatments.Sarah Sherbert’s first child was whisked away to a hospital special-care nursery for two weeks of treatment for withdrawal from doctor-prescribed methadone that her mother continued to use during her pregnancy. Nurses hesitated to let Sherbert hold the girl and hovered nervously when she visited to breast-feed. Born just 15 months later and 30 miles away at a different South Carolina hospital, Sherbert’s second child was started on medicine even before he showed any withdrawal sy...
Source: TIME: Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Tanner / AP Tags: Uncategorized APH Drugs healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Transgender woman becomes first in the world to breastfeed
The 30-year-old woman, who is not identified, told  Mt Sinai's Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery that her partner was pregnant but did not wish to breastfeed, and she hoped to try instead. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Growth Charts Are Best?
Discussion “The value of growth assessment is thus its principal utility as a key screening tool in order to assess children’s general well-being, to identify faltering and excessive growth, to evaluate maternal lactation performance and infant feeding practices, and to manage her children with medical conditions known to adversely affect growth,….” Thus having assessment tools is important. Growth charts are assessment tools measuring height/length, weight, head circumference and body mass index. Some commonly used growth charts are: WHO child growth chart standards They were developed using lo...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 12, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Nestle defends itself against baby milk criticism
ZURICH (Reuters) - Nestle defended itself on Thursday against an activist group's criticism of its baby milk, saying it respects international marketing standards and does not suggest its products are better than breastmilk. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Personal Health: The Importance of Infants ’ Exposure to Microorganisms
Fewer scheduled cesarean deliveries and more breast-feeding could give babies more protective bacteria. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Digestive Tract Babies and Infants Microbiology Pregnancy and Childbirth Bacteria Breastfeeding Source Type: news

Personal Health: The Importance of Infants ’ Exposure to Micro-Organisms
Fewer scheduled cesarean deliveries and more breast-feeding could give babies more protective bacteria. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Digestive Tract Babies and Infants Microbiology Pregnancy and Childbirth Bacteria Breastfeeding Source Type: news

Good gut health: Probiotic use during pregnancy helps both mom and baby avoid obesity
(Natural News) According to a recent study, both pregnant women and infants can benefit from probiotics because these “good” bacteria can help prevent obesity. The findings, which were published in the European Journal of Nutrition, revealed that when breastfeeding women take probiotics, it helps “alter gene expression by decreasing DNA methylation” of the 37 gene promoters linked... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Practice Advisory Interim Guidance for Care of Obstetric Patients During a Zika Virus Outbreak
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. 10/26/2017 This Practice Advisory represents the current information available regarding Zika virus, including updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's guidance that are relevant to obstetric care providers. Guidance topics are Background; Travel Restrictions; Prevention; Reproductive Counseling; Assessment and Testing; Clinical Management of a Pregnant Woman with Suspected Zika Virus Infection; Breastfeeding; Postnatal Management; Neonatal Outcomes and Evaluation; Reporting and the U.S. Pregnancy Registry; Infection Control Considerations; and Zika...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Human Milk in a Bottle: Are the Benefits Just as Good? Human Milk in a Bottle: Are the Benefits Just as Good?
Does expressed human milk fed by bottle have the same protective effect as direct breastfeeding?Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Breastfeeding reduces hypertension risk
(Oxford University Press USA) A study published in the American Journal of Hypertension indicates that women who breastfeed more children, and for longer periods of time, are less likely to suffer from hypertension after they reach menopause. This is less true of obese women, however. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is it safe to get Botox while breast-feeding?
A look at Botox and breast-feeding safety. Included is detail on how Botox affects the body and other side effects that are important for mothers to know. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cosmetic Medicine / Plastic Surgery Source Type: news

Epidural Labor Analgesia--Fentanyl Dose and Breastfeeding Epidural Labor Analgesia--Fentanyl Dose and Breastfeeding
Do high cumulative doses of epidural fentanyl administered during labor influence breastfeeding duration and success?Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Build good eating habits from the beginning: Eating spicy food, strong flavors while breastfeeding gives babies more mature taste buds
(Natural News) If you want your child to be accustomed to spicy foods and other strong flavors, start eating these foods while breastfeeding, doctors suggest. This is contrary to the myth that eating spicy foods, such as chili, while breastfeeding will cause excessive gas and fussiness in babies. Jennifer Wider, medical adviser for the Society... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These Are the Best Foods for a Baby ’s Brain
So much is going on in the first few months of a baby’s life, it’s no surprise that what a baby eats can have an effect on how important structures and connections in the brain develop. To help parents understand what babies need, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a set of recommendations for foods that ensure healthy brain development in babies’ first 1,000 days. In the guidelines, just published in the journal Pediatrics, the AAP’s Committee on Nutrition say that certain nutrients, including protein, zinc, iron, folate, certain vitamins and polyunsaturated fatty acids are critical fo...
Source: TIME: Health - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized babies brains babies diet babies nutrition babies supplements baby diet baby food baby food diet best foods for a baby brain health breast milk breastmilk Diet/Nutrition healthytime what do babies eat what do ba Source Type: news