Happy New Year! It’s time to get started on all those New Year’s resolutions. If one of your resolutions is to get more organized, you are in luck. This month’s guest article is an excerpt from Hidden Feelings of Motherhood on strategies to lighten your load and help you get better organized around the house.
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I have been referred a patient for a second opinion regarding whether or not the breastfeeding mother's use of Mirena might be contributing to her eight month old baby girl's premature thelarche (first stage of secondary breast development – breast bud). Has there been any such association previously reported to your knowledge?
Thank you for your time.
I cannot find anything in the literature that suggests breastfeeding with a birth control product would lead to premature thelarche. This is not to say it doesn't occur, just I didn't find any literature. In addition, remember that Mirena only contains a progestin, not an estrogen, which is most commonly associated with this condition. I'd suggest the physician look for some other reason. Tom Hale Ph.D.
Dec. 22, 2010 – NewKerala.com reports that due to a marked decrease in exclusive breastfeeding in Indonesia, the United Nations has teamed up with the Indonesian government and religious leaders to promote breastfeeding.
Dec. 21, 2010 – The Washington Post reports that President Obama is asking federal personnel officials to draft appropriate workplace accommodations for federal employees who are nursing mothers. The new healthcare reform law mandates new breastfeeding rights, primarily for hourly workers in the private and public sectors. President Obama is asking the federal government to go a step further by establishing guidelines for all federal employees, no matter their status. Nancy Pelosi established special nursing rooms in 2007 for Congressional staffers in the Canon House Office Building. The Senate offices and committees must now also make breastfeeding accommodations for staff.
Hale Publishing is looking for authors to write books and monographs on hot topics of interest on breastfeeding and human lactation. The goal of the monographs are to help clinicians and health providers keep up-to-date on the fast changing science and clinical aspects of this exciting field.
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By Thomas W. Hale, RPh, PhD, and Pamela D. Berens, MD, FACOG, IBCLC
Excerpt from Preface:
The number of women who leave the hospital breastfeeding has risen to an all-time high. Virtually all of these women will at one time or another use a medication. Many will require treatment for severe and complicated syndromes. Thus, one of the most common questions we get is, “What medications can we use in this patient with this syndrome?” In the ensuing decade, much more data have been published on the various medications, and we can now provide good evidence of safety for many medications.
Hidden Feelings of Motherhood is a book that speaks to any woman who feels overwhelmed and stressed. (Isn’t that all of us?) Dr. Kendall-Tackett describes our current lifestyles and what happens when we can’t give anymore (stress, burnout, depression). She also gives very practical suggestions on how to get your life back on track, how to put the joy back into living. Below is an excerpt with suggestions on how to make your life easier.