Infant formulas containing hydrolysed protein for prevention of allergic disease.

Many of us have thought for some time that to avoid cows milk allergy in infants, we could avoid this problem by using the hydrolyzed infant formulas rather than the cows milk formulas.  Seems the evidence doesn't support this theory.  TWH

 

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May mothers given warfarin breast-feed their infants?

This study further confirms what we've thought for some time,  that the Warfarin anticoagulant was safe to use in breastfeeding mothers.  TWH

 

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Deep breast pain during lactation: a case-control study in Sweden investigating the role of Candida albicans.

One of the most consistent rumors in human lactation for the last 30 years, has been that sore nipples are often caused by Candia Albicans infections.  Several of us have published that his etiology of sore nipples is completely wrong,  but this "syndrome" continues to be discussed in the beastfeeding field.  This study below, again,  clearly suggests that Candida as a cause of sore nipples,  is wrong.  Sorry folks,  its something else.   TWH

 

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The management of hypertension in women planning for pregnancy.

Nothing is more important for a fetus than the adequate control of blood pressure in the mom.  We are seeing hypertension more and more often today in pregnant women as the rate of obesity has risen.  This study reviews treatment of hypertension in pregnant women.  TWH

 

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Psychomotor regression due to vitamin B12 deficiency.

B12 is a really critical vitamin,  particularly in pregnant and breastfeeding women.  We've known for a long time that women who are vegetarians have a higher risk of B12 deficiency,  which may impact their fetus, and breastfed infants.

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Placement of Levonorgestrel Intrauterine Device at the Time of Cesarean Delivery and the Effect on Breastfeeding Duration.


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