This month, the wildflowers are blooming in Texas – red, blue, yellow, pink, and purple. There is glorious color everywhere you look. Spring is such a wonderful season of the year!
In this month’s newsletter, the lead article is an excerpt from our very newest book, New Insights into Vitamin D during Pregnancy, Lactation, and Early Infancy. This book will be available at the Hartmann/Hale Human Lactation Research Conference and at the ILCA conference.
I am a lactation Counselor working in the hospital setting. Our labor and delivery floor has recently decided to switch from Duramorph for pain medication for our c-section moms to using Depodur. Do you have any information on breastfeeding? The company can only tell me that it has not been studied and they have no information. This medication requires 48 hours of 02 Sat monitoring and will give patients 48 hours of pain control. I am very concerned for my breastfeeding mothers. I am told it is a morphine derivitive and am hoping the rules of morphine will apply. Any info you can give me is greatly appreciated.
Depodur is just another prolonged release formulation of morphine. Not much difference.
March 19, 2010 – The Malaysian mirror reports that a new study from the University of Pittsburgh has found that women who breastfeed have reduced amounts of abdominal fat, even decades later. Women who had consistently breastfed their children had waist circumferences that were an average of 2.6 inches smaller than women who had never breastfed.
What I Learned about Writing from the Shostakovich Symphony Number 5
Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Ph.D., IBCLC
I recently had an opportunity to share some of my fondest memories from high school with some former classmates. These memories centered around creation, synergism, and a fabulous piece of music: the Shostakovich Symphony Number 5. We were part of an excellent wind ensemble that year. But even for us, the Shostakovich was a bit beyond our grasp. We were all keen to learn it, however, so we persisted.
Healthcare Reform Act - CNN reports that the new Healthcare Reform Act includes information on breastfeeding. On page 1239, the act requires employers to “provide a place other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and free from intrusion from co-workers and that public, which may be used by an employee to express breast milk.” Only companies with less than 50 employees can claim an undue hardship.
2010 Hartmann and Hale Human Lactation Research Conference June 9-12, 2010
Address: 3100 Interstate 40 Business, Amarillo, TX 79102
Toll Free: 800-817-0521
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Shuttle service will be available to and from the conference from this hotel only.
Amarillo Civic Center
Address: 509 SE 7th Ave, Amarillo, TX 79101
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
5-6:30 pm Registration at the Ambassador Hotel.