Breastfeeding and Alcohol - In general, if you are sober enough to drive, you are sober enough to breastfeed. Less than 2% of the alcohol consumed by the mother reaches her blood and milk. Alcohol peaks in mom's blood and milk approximately 1/2-1 hour after drinking (but there is considerable variation from person to person, depending upon how much food was eaten in the same time period, mom's body weight and percentage of body fat, etc.). Alcohol does not accumulate in breastmilk, but leaves the milk as it leaves the blood; so when your blood alcohol levels are back down, so are your milk alcohol levels.
Breastfeeding and Marijuana - Marijuana is on the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Drugs (2001) list of Drugs of Abuse for Which Adverse Effects on the Infant During Breastfeeding Have Been Reported. The AAP notes "Only 1 report in literature; no effect mentioned; very long half-life for some components."
Free Breastfeeding Posters - The National Health Service’s Dorset HealthCare University in the UK has made breastfeeding advocacy posters which can be downloaded for free. If you want to use them, you can also add your own logo in the upper right corner. . Some of what they have: . FacebookPinterestTwitter
Human Milk, Tailor Made for Tiny Humans. The Story Behind the Ad. - ‘Human Milk. Tailor-Made for Tiny Humans’ is a breastfeeding ad with a powerful message that resonates strongly with many mothers. When I learned the video was made by a group of parents who volunteered their time and money, I asked Claire Tchaikowski, the founder and director of the project, for an interview on the one year […]
KellyMom’s Book of the Month – The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding - This is the gold standard for mothers who want more information on breastfeeding. I can’t recommend it enough. The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding: Completely Revised and Updated 8th Edition FacebookPinterestTwitter
Breastfeeding / Nursing Aversion and Agitation (BAA) - By Zainab Yate (MSc) What is the phenomenon of Breastfeeding Aversion and Agitation (BAA)? BAA or ‘aversion’ is a phenomenon that some breastfeeding mothers experience, which includes having particular negative feelings, often coupled with intrusive thoughts when an infant is latched and suckling at the breast (Yate, 2017). The two days before I get my […]
Importance of Responsive Feeding - The importance of responsive feeding in establishing a good breastmilk supply by Dr. Amy Brown Responsive parenting e.g. responding promptly and appropriately to a baby’s needs is widely recognised as an important protective element for infant health, wellbeing and development1. When babies feel secure in the care of a primary caregiver, they go on to […]