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Breastfeeding, lactation, lactation consultants,

Barbara A Dennison, Trang Nguyen, Deborah J Gregg, Wei Fan, Changning Xu
BACKGROUND: Breastfeeding provides maternal and infant health benefits. Maternity care practices encompassed in the 10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding are positively associated with improved breastfeeding outcomes. This study assessed changes in maternity care practices and lactation support. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In 2009, 2011, and 2014, New York (NY) hospitals providing maternity care services were surveyed to assess the implementation of 9 of the 10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, professional lactation support, distribution of formula and discharge packs, and patient and hospital barriers to breastfeeding success...
September 19, 2016: Breastfeeding Medicine: the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
Sarah R Chwah, Amanda Reilly, Beverley Hall, Anthony J O'Sullivan, Amanda Henry
AIMS: To compare pregnancy care, maternal and neonatal outcomes of women with Body Mass Index (BMI) >30 enrolled in a Weight Intervention Group versus other models of antenatal care. METHODS: Retrospective, case-control study of mothers with BMI >30 managed with a specialised programme versus age-matched women enrolled in standard models of care. RESULTS: One thousand, one hundred and fifteen of 9954 pregnant women with singleton pregnancies, had a BMI >30, of whom 9...
September 2016: Obstetric Medicine
Nour Karra, Rana Cohen, Maya Berlin, Natalie Dinavitser, Gideon Koren, Matitiahu Berkovitch
INTRODUCTION: Mebendazole is an effective drug widely used in the treatment of parasitic infections. Although theoretically considered as safe during lactation, no studies have evaluated its potential adverse effects in infants of breastfeeding mothers. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to evaluate the safety of mebendazole in infants of lactating women treated with the drug. METHODS: Women referred for consultation regarding mebendazole use were invited to participate in the study...
September 2016: Drugs in R&D
Lisa H Amir, Anita Bearzatto
BACKGROUND: Women who are breastfeeding often consult their general practitioner (GP) with concerns about nipple and breast pain, or the adequacy of their milk supply. Common concerns for their breastfed infant include slow weight gain, 'fussiness' with breastfeeding and 'funny stools'. OBJECTIVE: This article offers suggestions for clinicians to support breastfeeding women and their infants. DISCUSSION: Good attachment to the breast is important to reduce nipple pain and trauma, and to ensure adequate breast drainage and ongoing milk supply...
August 2016: Australian Family Physician
Michele K Griswold
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September 2, 2016: Journal of Human Lactation: Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
Satish Tiwari, Ketan Bharadva, Balraj Yadav, Sushma Malik, Prashant Gangal, C R Banapurmath, Zeeba Zaka-Ur-Rab, Urmila Deshmukh, - Visheshkumar, R K Agrawal
JUSTIFICATION: Shaping up the post-2015 development agenda is of crucial importance in the development process around the Globe as 2015 was the last year of milllionium development goals. It is the right time to asses our own progress vis-a-vis the Millennium Development Goals and these Guidelines are an attempt in that regard. PROCESS: The Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) chapter of Indian Academy of Pediatrics invited a group of experts for National Consultative Meet for discussing and contributing on latest scientific advances and developments...
August 8, 2016: Indian Pediatrics
Hazel Hummels, Daphne Bertholee, Douwe van der Meer, Jan Pieter Smit, Bob Wilffert, Peter Ter Horst
THE AIM OF THE STUDY: The aim of this study is to determine the quality of lactation studies that investigated antipsychotics in breast milk according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) draft guidelines. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used the draft FDA and ILCA guidelines to review the quality of articles including antipsychotic use during breastfeeding. We used PubMed and Lactmed for the literature search...
August 24, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
Kathryn Wouk, Ellen Chetwynd, Thomas Vitaglione, Catherine Sullivan
Objective While the Affordable Care Act improves access to lactation services for many women across the US, low-income mothers in states without Medicaid expansion lack coverage for lactation support. As these states consider individual Medicaid reimbursement policies, the availability, effectiveness, and cost-benefit of lactation services must be evaluated. We conducted such an analysis for low-income mothers in North Carolina (NC), providing a model for other states. Methods First, we analyzed the distribution of NC International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) and county-level breastfeeding rates among low-income infants...
August 17, 2016: Maternal and Child Health Journal
Tony H Grubesic, Kelly M Durbin
BACKGROUND: Breastfeeding initiation rates vary considerably across racial and ethnic groups, maternal age, and education level, yet there are limited data concerning the influence of geography on community rates of breastfeeding initiation. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to describe how community rates of breastfeeding initiation vary in geographic space, highlighting "hot spots" and "cool spots" of initiation and exploring the potential connections between race, socioeconomic status, and urbanization levels on these patterns...
August 8, 2016: Journal of Human Lactation: Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
Lara Benoiton, Maggie Morgan, Katherine Baguley
OBJECTIVES: Recent studies have shown an association between ankyloglossia (tongue tie) and upper-lip ties to breastfeeding difficulties. Treatment is commonly multidisciplinary involving lactation consultants and surgical management with tongue tie and upper lip tie release. There is currently limited data looking at posterior ankyloglossia and upper lip ties. METHODS: Consecutive patients seen at an ENT outpatient clinic for ankyloglossia and upper-lip ties from May 2014-August 2015 were assessed for an outpatient frenotomy...
September 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Loretta Anderson, Kathryn Kynoch
AIM: The aim of this evidence-based practice project was to improve local practice in the treatment of breast engorgement in postnatal mothers and to ensure the treatment of engorgement in postnatal mothers is performed according to the best available evidence. METHODS: This evidence-based practice project took place in a 28-bed postnatal ward in a large metropolitan tertiary hospital. Twenty midwives and 20 in-patients were recruited for the project. The project utilized an audit and feedback design...
July 26, 2016: International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare
S Sf Leung
INTRODUCTION: The number of new mothers who breastfeed has increased dramatically over the last three decades. There is a concern that the present related medical service may be inadequate. Breast pain is the most common complaint among lactating mothers who seek medical help. This study aimed to investigate this problem. METHODS: Medical records of women who presented with breast pain to a private clinic run by a doctor who was trained as an International Lactation Consultant were reviewed over a period of 6 months in 2015...
August 2016: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
Melissa Ann Theurich, Megan Elizabeth McCool
In 2011, the Surgeon General's Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding called on all health professional organizations, medical schools, and credentialing boards to establish and incorporate minimum lactation education and training requirements into their credentialing, licensing, and certification processes and to include breastfeeding education in undergraduate and graduate education and training programs. Given the commonalities between the fields of nutrition and breastfeeding, it has been proposed that nutrition professionals are an underutilized resource in the field of lactation management...
August 2016: Journal of Human Lactation: Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
Justine Hugon-Rodin, Geneviève Plu-Bureau
Post-partum period is associated with specific characteristics in women with gestational disorders or preeclampsia. For breastfeeding women, the choice of antihypertensive treatment should take into account the impact on child health. The impact of breastfeeding on health mother must be also discussed. Moreover, for lactation inhibition, bromocriptine should not be used, especially in the context of gestational disorders. In post-partum period, the best contraceptive strategy is only-progestin contraception or non-hormonal contraceptives use...
July 2016: La Presse Médicale
E Cornell, T Lerer, J I Hagadorn, D J Chapman, M Lussier, E Brownell
OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the impact of a non-neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)-specific peer counseling (PC) program on the cessation of human milk receipt at and post-NICU discharge. STUDY DESIGN: A multivariable logistic regression model used data from 400 mother-infant dyads from a level IV NICU to compare cessation of human milk receipt at NICU discharge by PC program status. Kaplan-Meier distributions and a multivariable Cox proportional hazards model assessed the relationship between participants/non-participants and cessation of human milk post-NICU discharge...
September 2016: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
Katie Marks
BACKGROUND: General practitioners (GPs) are often the first point of advice about nutrition and feeding concerns in infants and toddlers. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article is to discuss the assessment of breastfed infants and address commonly presenting issues such as regurgitation, vomiting and bowel habits. Recommendations for starting solids and management of fussy eating are also outlined in this article. DISCUSSION: Breastfeeding should be supported by all healthcare professionals...
December 2015: Australian Family Physician
Christine Manipon
BACKGROUND: Our current culture defines breastfeeding and the use of human breast milk as the preferred criterion standard for infant nutrition. Medical and health professionals have a responsibility to support breastfeeding in the mother-infant dyad. This includes the recognition of anatomical barriers to breastfeeding such as a tongue-tie, ankyloglossia. PURPOSE: The purpose of this article is to enrich and expand the clinical knowledge of health professionals about the physical assessment of ankyloglossia and its impact on breastfeeding...
April 2016: Advances in Neonatal Care: Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses
Kathleen Dunn, Lisa L Bayer, Sheila K Mody
OBJECTIVE: Lactation consultants interact with women during the postpartum period; however, they may not have comprehensive education on postpartum contraception and the impact on breastfeeding. The aims of this study were to assess lactation consultants' knowledge and practices about postpartum contraception and assess whether lactation consultants are interested in more education on postpartum contraception. STUDY DESIGN: We distributed a 30-question survey to self-identified lactation consultants and recruited participants via email, social media and at the 2015 California Breastfeeding Summit...
July 2016: Contraception
Sanjay Patel, Shveta Patel
Breastfeeding for all infants starting at birth and continuing until at least 6 months of age has been recommended by the World Health Organization and the American Academy of Pediatrics. The health benefits to infants and mothers have been demonstrated in many studies. Dedicated lactation specialists may play a role in providing education and support to pregnant women and new mothers wishing to breastfeed to improve breastfeeding outcomes. The objective of this review was to assess if lactation education or support programs using lactation consultants or lactation counselors would improve rates of initiation and duration of any breastfeeding and exclusive breastfeeding compared with usual practice...
August 2016: Journal of Human Lactation: Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
Christine D Garner, Stephannie L Ratcliff, Loralei L Thornburg, Elaine Wethington, Cynthia R Howard, Kathleen M Rasmussen
BACKGROUND: Breastfeeding rates in the United States are suboptimal. Health professionals (HPs) have a unique opportunity to support breastfeeding because of the frequency and timing of their visits with mothers and infants as well as their call by professional organizations to do so. The objective of this study was to understand HPs' perceived roles and experiences with providing breastfeeding-related care. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In-depth qualitative interviews were conducted with 34 HPs (obstetricians, midwives, pediatricians, nurses, and lactation consultants) who care for pregnant or lactating women...
January 2016: Breastfeeding Medicine: the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
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