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Breastfeeding: A Shared Responsibility

Each year, World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated in the first week of August 1st-7th. For 2021, the theme is “Protect Breastfeeding: A Shared Responsibility.” This theme has been chosen as a means to highlight “the links between breastfeeding and survival, health and wellbeing of women, children, and nations.” Breastfeeding is one of the most effective… Read More »

Essential Reads: Atypical Antipsychotics and Breastfeeding

Despite the increasing use of the newer “atypical” or second-generation antipsychotic agents to treat a spectrum of psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, PTSD and other anxiety disorders, we have relatively little data on the use of these newer atypical agents in breastfeeding women.   All medications taken by the mother are excreted into… Read More »

Breastfeeding Difficulties May Affect Bonding: How Can We Help New Moms?

Although new mothers describe breastfeeding as a meaningful and fulfilling aspect of caring for their infants, breastfeeding is also a common source of stress and anxiety. A recent study suggests that difficulties with breastfeeding may also impact mothers’ bonding with their infants.   In this study, researchers followed 121 mothers with newborn infants (age = 23-45… Read More »

Dear Dr Nina: ‘What’s the risk to my sister’s baby of catching the measles? She is currently breastfeeding’

Q: My sister has just had a baby and lives abroad. She intended to travel back to Ireland as soon as she got her child’s passport, but now she is terrified of her baby catching the measles due to all the media stories of people not vaccinating their children. I believe children are not vaccinated… Read More »