Dec 1, 2003 Issue
Returning to Work While Breastfeeding [Article]

Mothers who work outside the home initiate breastfeeding at the same rate as mothers who stay at home. However, the breastfeeding continuance rate declines sharply in mothers who return to work. While the work environment may be less than ideal for the breastfeeding mother, obstacles can be overcome...

Mar 1, 2002 Issue
AAP Updates Statement for Transfer of Drugs and Other Chemicals Into Breast Milk [Practice Guidelines]

A statement intended to update the list of agents transferred into breast milk and describe possible effects on the infant or lactation, if any are known, is now available from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

Sep 15, 2001 Issue
Initial Management of Breastfeeding [Article]

Breast milk is widely accepted as the ideal source of nutrition for infants. In order to ensure success in breastfeeding, it is important that it be initiated as early as possible during the neonatal period. This is facilitated by skin-to-skin contact between the mother and infant immediately follow...

Jul 1, 2001 Issue
Medications in the Breast-Feeding Mother [Article]

Prescribing medications for a breast-feeding mother requires weighing the benefits of medication use for the mother against the risk of not breast-feeding the infant or the potential risk of exposing the infant to medications. A drug that is safe for use during pregnancy may not be safe for the nurs...

Apr 1, 2000 Issue
Promoting and Supporting Breast-Feeding [Article]

The family physician can significantly influence a mother's decision to breast-feed. Prenatal support, hospital management and subsequent pediatric and maternal visits are all-important components of breast-feeding promotion. Prenatal encouragement increases breast-feeding rates and identifies poten...

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