Allegra During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Allegra is an over-the-counter allergy medication once available only by prescription. The medication is commonly used as a preventative treatment for seasonal allergies, but may be suggested to some patients for off-label treatment of other medical conditions. ... read more »

Trentinoin During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about Trentinoin and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Is it safe to use while pregnant and/or breastfeeding? ... read more »

Bronchodilators During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about bronchodilators and pregnancy/breastfeding. Are they safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding? ... read more »

Digoxin During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about Digoxin and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Is it safe to use while pregnant and/or breastfeeding? ... read more »

Most Common Food and Nutrition Myths During Breastfeeding

New moms have the go-ahead to pop the cork off that celebratory champagne once the baby is born. The key to drinking alcohol during breastfeeding is to control portion size and have the correct timing. ... read more »

Can Herbs Stimulate Breast Milk Production?

When a woman is worried over a lack of adequate breast milk supplyduring lactation, she can be sure that what's not lacking is a widevariety of herbal supplements marketed as galactogogues, or substancesthat promote milk production. ... read more »

Can Consuming Fish Make My Child Smarter?

All you have to do is feed your child more fish and their IQ will go through the roof ' well, not exactly. ... read more »

Clarinex During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Calrinex during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe? ... read more »

Neighborhood Economics and Fetal Weight

Does the neighborhood where you live affect risk factors for very preterm birth? Researchers in France found a correlation between social factors present in certain neighborhoods and increased risk of very preterm birth. ... read more »

Breastfeed 6 Months for $320?

The life-long value of breastfeeding to both mother and child is continuously confirmed with medical studies conducted around the world. Even so, many mothers are reluctant to take on the challenge. ... read more »

Breastfeeding Reduces Risk of Infant Stomach Obstruction

Some babies just seem to be more fussy than others. The case could be more physical disorder than disposition, though, and a recent study suggests bottle-feeding may be the culprit in some cases. ... read more »

Mothers of NICU Newborns Lacking Privacy

Despite smaller patient numbers and secluded environments, neonatal intensive care units (NICU) are not the best places for breastfeeding mothers, according to a new study from researchers at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing. ... read more »

Feeding Choice, Gender and Infant Growth

A recent study published in the journal Pediatrics International shows a correlation between feeding method and infant growth in male offspring. Information for the study was collected by researchers at Showa University School of Medicine in Tokyo. ... read more »

Breastfeeding and Tacrolimus

Tacrolimus, an immunosuppressive medication, can be given after organ transplant to fight organ rejection. According to researchers from various institutions in the United Kingdom, contraindication in breastfeeding is not based on clinical research. ... read more »

Baby-Friendly Hospital Accreditation and Breastfeeding Rates

A recent review of breastfeeding rates at one and four months postpartum in mothers who gave birth at BFHI (Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative) hospitals reveals the initiative has little impact on overall breastfeeding rates. ... read more »

Lupus, Fertility and Pregnancy

Lupus, or systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), is a disorder that affects how the body's immune system reacts to the skin, heart, lungs, jointsand brain and various other organs. The immune system attacks the bodyleading to a constant state of inflammation. ... read more »

Neonatal Supplementation Practices in a Hospital Setting

Supplementing breastfeeding neonates with formula is necessary in some situations, but the practice may be used in situations where supplementation is not medically needed. ... read more »

Polyamines in Human Breast Milk for Preterm and Term Infants

Researchers from the University of Murcia, in Spain, recently published a study revealing the differences between the level of polyamines in the breast milk of mothers born to preterm infants and the breast milk of mothers with infants born term. ... read more »

Does Synthetic Oxytocin Affect Prefeeding Cues?

Oxytocin is commonly used during labor to speed up the process. There is no current study information on the possible connection between oxytocin use and prefeeding cues. ... read more »

Contraceptives During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about contraceptives and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Are they safe for use during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding? ... read more »

Baby Food Lacking Nutritional Content Infants Need

According to research completed in 2012, the majority of commercial baby food is sweet and lacking the nutrition infants need when weaning from the breast. ... read more »

Breastfeeding Exclusively Does Not Reduce Eczema Risk

Women who exclusively breastfeed for the first four months after birth do not decrease an infant's risk of eczema according to researchers who published their report in the British Journal of Dermatology. ... read more »

Multiple Sclerosis Relapse Is Not Affected by Breastfeeding

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease process that varies from one pregnant woman to another. ... read more »

Hope for HIV positive breastfeeding mothers

Mother treated with antiretroviral therapy (HAART) pass the virus onto their breastfeeding babies less often, when compared to breastfeeding mothers who were treated with conventional methods. ... read more »

Breastfeeding Exclusively May Prevent Infection

In a new study published by the Archives of Diseases in Childhood, women who exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life were less likely to report common infections ... read more »

Breastfed Babies Have Lesser Risk of Asthma

A new study conducted by researchers in the Netherlands finds babies fed exclusively breast milk until 6 months of age are less likely to suffer from asthma symptoms.  ... read more »

Lactation and Cardiovascular Disease

According to a study presented at the 27th Meeting of the Society for the Maternal-Fetal Medicine, women who choose to breastfeed are less likely to suffer from Coronary Artery Disease later in life. ... read more »

Infant Formula May Support Breastfeeding Duration

Breastfeeding is the healthiest option for most infants. Mothers who want to breastfeed are often advised to start breastfeeding from birth in the hospital and to avoid using commercial infant formulas at all costs to prevent confusion. ... read more »

How Safe is Breastfeeding with Pierced Nipples?

Having the nipples pierced is not recommended while pregnant or breastfeeding. There have been no reported cases of women who were unable to breastfeed because of a piercing. ... read more »

Breastfeeding - Good Contraception

Does breastfeeding prevent pregnancy? ... read more »

What is Lactation Amenorrhea?

Breastfeeding mothers who do not experience a normal menstrual period are considered to have lactation amenorrhea. The condition is considered a natural means of birth control. ... read more »

Newborn and Baby: Month 7

The thrills of being a parent are a daily benefit of caring for baby, but that care takes energy and nearly all of your time. ... read more »

Can I Breastfeed My Adopted Child?

One of the best means of feeding baby is through breastfeeding, but adoptive mothers can’t breastfeed if they haven’t carrying the baby for the pregnancy – or can they? ... read more »

Is Breast Milk Safe for Him?

There are countless questions and discussions about men being addicted to or in love with breast milk. Behind the discussions are women wondering if sharing breast milk with hubby is the best idea. ... read more »

How Long Can I Breastfeed Exclusively?

One of the hottest topics of debate in the breastfeeding community over the last decade has been about when to introduce solid foods. ... read more »

Breastfeeding and Cancer Patients: Rules May Soon Change

I have two friends that suffered breast cancer before the age of 40. Breast cancer is not the only form of cancer affecting women of child-bearing age. Young women suffer from colorectal cancer, lymphoma, leukemia and other forms of cancer. ... read more »

Navigating the Different Types of Breast Cancer

All cells within the breast are susceptible to cancer, even in men. There are several recognized types of breast cancer, and each has its own symptoms, treatments, and fatality rates. ... read more »

I Chose to Bottle Feed Now Moms Hate Me

It wasn’t until I chose to switch from breastfeeding to bottle feeding that I truly understood just how segregated some of the breastfeeding population is from bottle feeding mothers. ... read more »

Should my breasts be leaking during pregnancy?

The changes that occur in a woman's body during pregnancy are absolutely amazing. Through all three of my pregnancies the changes remained new and exciting until my breasts started leaking. ... read more »

Pacifiers do not interfere with breastfeeding

Does giving a baby a pacifier interfere with breastfeeding? Probaby not! In fact, this study shows that taking away a pacifier may decrease the rate of breastfeeding. ... read more »

Can Men Really Breastfeed?

Recently after watching a movie with the family, I wondered if something one of the characters said could actually be true. According to the character in the movie, you can milk anything with nipples. ... read more »

How Can Dad be a Part of Breastfeeding?

You may have noticed some gentle looks of sadness coming from your husband from the moment you started breastfeeding. Though many husbands fail to admit it, they sometimes feel lost by the idea that they have no part in the feeding process. ... read more »

How to Handle Breast Leaks at Work

Breastfeeding is the best way to feed baby, but it doesn't afford many women the option of staying at home the entire first year after birth. When you must return to the workplace you must also prepare for leaking breasts at any and all times. ... read more »

Calming Baby is as Easy as S, S, S.

The human body needs rest to recuperate from pregnancy and childbirth but baby needs round-the-clock care, so how can you manage both? The S-S-S technique will surely bring your baby calm and you a lot more rest during the first 12 months of life. ... read more »

7 Things I Learned Raising a Preemie: Kangaroo Care

Learning never changes when you are a parent. From the first moments your infant comes into the world you are learning. When I gave birth to premature infants I was forced into a world I had never known. ... read more »

To Hydrate Your Newborn, Don’t Just Add Water

While it’s important that your newborn baby stays hydrated too, you should not be giving him or her water. Newborn babies get hydration from the milk they drink, whether it’s breast milk or formula. ... read more »

Effective Vaccine for Baby Produced by Your Own Breasts

One of the most amazing feats your body will perform late in the third trimester is the automatic production of special breast milk called colostrum.  ... read more »

Breastfeeding Challenges for New Moms

I remember when my second cousin had her boys. We were all excited for a new set of twins in the family, but we were also collectively sympathetic when she decided to breastfeed. ... read more »

Is Tandem Breastfeeding Truly an Option?

It seemed to me that the older children were nursing less and less. Was it simply because they were getting older, or because there wasn’t enough milk to feed all of them? Can one woman’s body really keep up with the demands of several nursing children at one time? ... read more »

The Risk of Alzheimer’s May Be Reduced through Breastfeeding

Alzheimer’s and dementia runs pretty strongly in my father’s family and he’s afraid that one day he’ll develop Alzheimer’s as well. Unfortunately, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s, but for women there is a possibility of reducing the risk through breastfeeding. ... read more »