In this month’s newsletter, we are featuring an excerpt from Breastfeeding Answers Made Simple: A Pocket Guide for Helping Mothers by Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA.
PubMed Citations lists research articles on breastfeeding that have come out this past month. Breastfeeding in the News features articles on the Time Magazine cover, a new Australian study on breastfeeding and SIDS, Latch on NYC, a study on skin-to-skin contact and premature babies, a study on breastfeeding and obesity, and a new nipple shield that may inactivate the HIV virus. Also covered is a new controversy brewing regarding pictures of moms in military uniform breastfeeding.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has recently given their approval on a new treatment for head lice. The medication should make coping with head lice easier as it eliminates the need to comb the hair for nits.
Head lice or pediculus humanus capitis infestations occur in as many as 12 million children yearly nationwide. Lice are spread by direct contact with hair that is infested. Activities such as sharing combs, brushes, beds, and hats may also contribute to the spread of these parasites. Lice infestation in the U.S. is more frequent in girls, but is less common in African Americans.
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How does the Pocket Guide differ from the full-sized version? Here is the answer given by the author:
The most common question asked about Breastfeeding Answers Made Simple Pocket Version is: “How does it differ from the full-sized Breastfeeding Answers Made Simple (BAMS)?”
One obvious difference is its size, which begs the question: “What’s missing?” Gone from these pages are the citations of thousands of articles and books, and the summaries of their contents. Also gone are the sometimes lengthy explanations for its suggested strategies. What remains are the strategies themselves and the basic background information needed when helping breastfeeding mothers and babies in a vast range of common and unusual circumstances.
Now in its 15th Edition, Medications and Mothers' Milk is the worldwide best selling drug reference on the use of medications in breastfeeding mothers. This book provides you with the most current, complete, and easy-to-read information on using medications in breastfeeding mothers.
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