Managing cannabis use in breastfeeding women

As more states legalize medicinal and recreational cannabis use and increasingly decriminalize cannabis, the risk to the growth and development of breastfeeding infants whose mothers use cannabis becomes a growing public health concern. The critical role that certified lactation consultants (CLCs) could play in postpartum management of cannabis use and a Call to Action to expand the role of CLCs […]

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Tia Mowry-Hardrict Recalls 'Shame' Over Postpartum Depression: 'I Didn't Want to Admit It'

Tia Mowry-Hardrict is an accomplished actress, food vlogger and much more, but her most important role is Mom. The former Sister, Sister actress, 41, posed alongside her daughter Cairo Tiahna, 18 months, and son Cree Taylor, 8, in a recent photo spread for Romper, in which she opened up about the ups and downs of motherhood. And the second time around, for the […]

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Breastfeeding in the ‘Golden Hour’ right after childbirth has health benefits

World Breastfeeding Week 2019: Take the opportunity to give your newborn the best start. Your skin-to-skin contact with the baby immediately after birth helps in bonding and releases oxytocin in the hormones that promote maternal behaviour and encourage breastfeeding. By Dr Vindhya Gemaraju World Breastfeeding Week 2019: While breastfeeding is the most important aspect for new mothers and babies, it […]

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7 breastfeeding tips for working mothers

Apart from training your baby, talk to your manager about having flexible work timings. Claim your rights as a breastfeeding mom and don't be afraid to speak up. While it is advisable to exclusively breastfeed your child for at least up to six months, mothers often go ahead and continue breastfeeding beyond that age. But what if you have to […]

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Jenna Jameson Celebrates Breastfeeding Her Daughter for Almost 2 Years

Jenna Jameson is best known for her work in the adult film industry, but those famous breasts are currently performing a more essential role: 18 months and counting of breastfeeding Jameson’s daughter, Batel Lu. "18 months nursing this little angel," Jameson wrote on Instagram. "I can’t describe the incredible bond full-term breastfeeding creates. It’s hard work, time consuming and sometimes […]

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Study confirms association between breastfeeding and lower risk of maternal hypertension

A new systematic review of the literature not only confirmed that breastfeeding for as short as 1-4 months can have a protective affect against high blood pressure in women, but that lactation also can protect women across an extended follow-up of years to decades. Among 15 studies reviewed that had longer-term follow-up, 67% of those evaluated for elevated blood pressure—and […]

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This Timeline of Breastfeeding Barriers Will Remind You That Moms Are Almost Too Strong

Breastfeeding is one of the most effective ways to ensure your baby’s health and survival according to the World Health Organization. But globally, only 40 percent of infants under 6 months of age are exclusively breastfed — and for myriad reasons, many of which have to do with breastfeeding complications. Of course, some women do not breastfeed by choice and […]

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Good news, bad news in U.S. breastfeeding report

(HealthDay)—Most new mothers in the United States start out breastfeeding, but many stop sooner than recommended, a new federal government report says. Of the nearly 4 million babies born in 2015, about 83 percent started out breastfeeding, but fewer than 36 percent were still breastfeeding at 12 months, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nearly 6 […]

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