Does your DR know?

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Does your DR know about LACTMED and Hale’s “Medications and Mothers’ Milk”  (or other good sources of info on medications and breastfeeding)? Jayawickrama HS, Amir LH, Pirotta MV. GPs’ decision-making when prescribing medicines for breastfeeding women: Content analysis of a survey. BMC Res Notes. 2010 Mar 23;3(1):82. [Epub ahead of print]

Medications for Trauma Symptoms and PTSD in Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women

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Medication Use for Trauma Symptoms and PTSD in Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women Although medications are not the central treatment modality for PTSD, they can be helpful in women’s recovery. Medications can be used safely in pregnant and breastfeeding women with trauma symptoms and there are safer choices within each medication category.

Some articles on depression therapies…

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Bright Light Therapy for Depression www.bestthinking.com Bright light therapy is a generally safe, well-tolerated treatment option for seasonal depression. It may relieve non-seasonal depression as well. Bright light therapy is also breastfeeding friendly and can be used during pregnancy. Can Fats Make You Happy? by Kathleen A Kendall-Tackett www.bestthinking.com Becoming a mother can be wonderful—and […]

Protocols – The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM)

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So useful! Protocols – The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM) www.bfmed.org These protocols serve only as guidelines for the care of breastfeeding mothers and infants and do not delineate an exclusive course of treatment or serve as standards of medical care. Variations in treatment may be appropriate according to the needs of an individual patient.