My name is Amanda de Leon and I work for the Center for Better Beginnings, the birth defects prevention division in the School of Medicine at University of California, San Diego. We are looking for study participants and donations for our confidential cannabis (marijuana) in breastfeeding research through the Mommy’s Milk Human Milk Research Biorepository,
Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is a term for a group of problems a baby experiences when withdrawing from exposure to narcotics. It is a concern because when a mother uses illicit substances, she places her baby at risk for many problems. Most neonatal clinicians are acutely aware of the increase in neonatal abstinence syndrome: a
Themed “California Dreamin,” this year’s California Breastfeeding Summit took place at Anaheim, CA in January. At a recent San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition’s general meeting, the coalition’s Kim Speckhahn (BS, IBCLC), Kimberly Elkins (EdM, IBCLC) and Dr. James Murphy (MD, IBCLC, FABM, FAAP) shared what they took home from the Summit.
As San Diego flu cases reach new high this season, many mothers are asking, “Can sick moms breastfeed?” From my personal experience, sick moms can totally breastfeed—I once breastfed in an emergency room when down with stomach flu. And my husband was attacked the second day. Our breastfed son, then eight month old, turned out
Once again, it’s a new year with new hope and new challenge. While many of lactation consultants in San Diego County are continue to support breastfeeding families, it is very helpful to learn about the “RBLs”—Regional Breastfeeding Liaisons—at WIC. Having that in mind, San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition invited four local RBLs to talk about
Breastfeeding is a human right, don’t tell me “formula is as good” December 10 is Human Rights Day. And right before the Human Rights Day this year, I received an e-mail from a mother, crying about how her employer doesn’t support breastfeeding and how her supervisor telling her “Not only breastfeeding moms are good moms,
[vc_column_slab_text]Can food protein induced allergy happens to exclusively breastfed infants? The answer is yes, according to Dr. Eyla Boies (MD, FABM, FAAP), a clinical professor of pediatrics at UCSD. Many confuse allergy with Tolerance. There is a difference. A true food allergy causes an immune system reaction that affects numerous organs in the body.
Recently in Georgia, a mom claimed deputy threatened to arrest her for being “offensive” by breastfeeding in a grocery store. On Sunday, Savvy Shukla took to Facebook after a trip to Piggly Wiggly, a local grocery store in Muskogee County, Georgia, where the deputy told her she needed to cover up because someone might find
A doula is a new mom’s BFF—breastfeeding friend. Why and how? Breastfeeding consultant and doula Leilani Wilde shared her insights at a recent San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition general meeting. A doula is a woman experienced in birth and/or postpartum care who provides emotional, physical, and informational support to the mother before, during, and after
When my son was born, I knew I wanted to at least try to nurse him. Although my mom did not breastfeed me—I was born in the era of “formula is best”—, it had been drilled into my head repeatedly throughout my pregnancy that “breast is best.” That is the message apparently being resonating with